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Red Army soldier marches a German soldier into captivity
English translation of the original image caption:
The Battle of Stalingrad from 7 July 1942 through 2 Feb 1943
After the capitulation of the fascist German troops
on 31 January and 2 February,
91,000 survivors became prisoners of war.
A younger soldier and fanatical Nazi,
who has not realized this end, yet.
Note: The original image caption
is communist propaganda, obviously.
In fact, you see nothing but a wounded young POW,
guarded by a soviet soldier (in background).
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Original title: ADN-Zentralbild/Archiv
II Weltkrieg 1939-45
Die Schlacht um Stalingrad vom 17.7.1942 bis 2.2.1943.
Nach der Kapitulation der faschistischen deutschen Truppen
am 31.1. und 2.2.1943
gingen 91 000 Überlebende in die Gefangenschaft.
Ein junger Soldat und fanatischer Nazi, der dieses Ende noch nicht begriffen hat.
Signature: Bild 183-E0406-0022-011
Inventory: Bild 183 - Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst - Zentralbild
War-torn Stalingrad, 1942.
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Time Covers - The 40S
TIME cover: 01-04-1943 ill. of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.
Date taken: January 4, 1943
Photographer: Boris Artzybasheff
On Feb. 2, 1943,
the remainder of Nazi forces
from the Battle of Stalingrad
one of the fiercest
and bloodiest battles
in the history of war.
It was a pivotal victory
for the Soviets who,
after two years
of being pushed back
by Nazi forces,
turned the tide of the war
and began advancing
later in the year.
between Nazi Germany
and the Soviet Union
had begun in June 1941,
when the Nazis disregarded
a non-aggression pact
a surprise invasion.
Nazi forces advanced
deep into Soviet territory,
but the harsh winter
from reaching Moscow.
In June 1942,
decided to launch
its second offensive
not toward Moscow,
the industrial city
and the oil-rich
August 21, 1942 - February 2, 1943
Battle of Stalingrad
(...) it is useful
that the most terrible
battle of World War II
came not with
the D-Day landings
but with the savage
battle of Stalingrad.
Put it this way:
The Normandy landings
resulted in some
10,000 Allied battle deaths,
a terrible loss.
During the nightmarish months
of total war at Stalingrad,
the combined battle deaths
exceeded one million.
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