Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

19th of November, 1942. 7:30 a.m.

The air over Stalingrad started shaking. Volleys of thousands of artillery shells marked the beginning of the “Uranus” operation – a counter-offensive one, which became a radical turn in the Second World War.

Seventy years have passed and last Sunday there was held a reconstruction in Volgograd devoted to that battle.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Six hours remain before the start.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

The Romanians came from Bucharest to participate in the event.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

We can see T-34 tanks though they didn’t participate in that battle.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

They are rehearsing.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

The storm operation is rehearsed.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

It’s time to begin the reconstruction!

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Some dozens of hospitals were on the territory of Stalingrad.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

The Germans are attacking!

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

The first victims start to appear.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

It was really loud!

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

There began a lightning storm of Soviet troops.

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

We have won!

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After

“Hitler is a flea!”

Location:Volgograd

via n-baryshev

18 thoughts on “Battle For Stalingrad: 70 Years After”

  1. We are lucky that this kind of war is made just for fun today.At least in our part of the world. In the past to many people died because of the madness of their leaders.
    Peace and respect for all who died in the war.

  2. “We can see T-34 tanks though they didn’t participate in that battle.” Those on the photos are later T-34/85. Earlier T-34s did, but they were usually shot to pieces long before they reached German positions.

  3. As for the T-34:s I must admit I have never seen any photos of them inside the actual city. But they were used in the attacks launched from the north to delay the Germans and find time for Tjujkovs men to pull back into the city. And in November when Zjukov let loose his armys on the Hungarians on the flanks there were a lot of them, but of course they never went into the city. And of course they were all T34/76’s

    • They were used in the city, this is well documented in memoirs, just like the fact they had no chance to survive. Stuck in the no man’s land, their burnt remains became the proverbial “ferryman’s huts on Marne”.

    • Ah… “I live thousands of KM from this place, most likely have never been, or will ever go, yet I have taken it upon myself to be offended for you, regardless whether you are actually offended or not.” Patronising!

  4. Where is the famous sculpture Children dancing around crocodile? – Yes, both sides had tanks in Stalingrad. Some buried themselves in rubble to become firing points. – Perhaps the most stunning and electrifying victory of the War, at just the right critical moment – the Soviet people get an A+. Kursk battle probably close second, and Moscow defense.

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