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  H-Museum : Stalingrad / Volgograd 1943 - 20032
Stalingrad itself caused the death of more than 250.000 German soldiers; the human sacrifice of the Soviet Union is estimated at half a million.
This incomprehensibly great number of destroyed life-histories with its devastation in the individual memories of millions of relatives, the trauma of the German attack, the appalling devastation by the Wehrmacht were not able to develop a strong Soviet identity in accordance with the wishes of the rulers of the state.
Stalingrad as a place of remembrance represents the core of this heroic remembrance: a heroic memorial complex, one kilometer long, and crowned by a 90 meter-tall statue of Mother Homeland.
www.h-net.org /~museum/stalingrad.html   (284 words)

General Friedrich Paulus, the commander of the 6th Army, was ordered to capture Stalingrad, a city that controlled the rail and waterway communications of southern Russia.
One historian has claimed that he saw Stalingrad "as the symbol of his own authority." Stalin also knew that if Stalingrad was taken, the way would be open for Moscow to be attacked from the east.
Stalingrad was a part of the price which had to be paid for the salvation of Europe from the, Bolshevik hordes.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /RUSstalingrad.htm   (3777 words)

  ::The Battle of Stalingrad::
The battle at Stalingrad bled the German army dry in Russia and after this defeat, the Germany Army was in full retreat.
The Battle for Stalingrad was fought during the winter of 1942 to 1943.
Stalingrad was also an important target as it was Russia’s centre of communications in the south as well as being a centre for manufacturing.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /battle_of_stalingrad.htm   (991 words)

  Battle of Stalingrad
When General Chuikov came to Stalingrad, the 62nd army already lost half of its troops, and it was clear to its soldiers that it became a death trap, and many tried to escape across the Volga.
Stalingrad's defenders were informed that the secret police guards all crossing points on the Volga, and everyone crossing the river without permission will be shot on the spot.
The surviving defenders of Stalingrad could finally leave the destroyed city, and the 62nd army was renamed a "guards" army, an honor indicating an elite unit.
www.sixthscalebattle.com /whats_new.html   (2794 words)

 MilitaryEnglish magazine Stalingrad: the ferocious urban battle
The general feeling among the civilian population in Stalingrad was that the city would be occupied by the Germans in a matter of a few days.
To keep soldiers from escaping from Stalingrad, the secret police guarded all crossing points on the river, and everyone crossing the Volga without permission was shot on the spot.
This meant that the fighting in Stalingrad was reduced to an endless series of small battles not just for every street but literally for every building, every floor, and sometimes for every room in a building.
www.learnenglish.org.uk /militaryenglish/magazine/stalingrad/stalingradurbanbattle.html   (919 words)

 The Battle of Stalingrad
Moreover when the first attacks on Stalingrad, by Paulus's 6th Army, were checked in mid-July, although narrowly checked, Hitler increasingly drained his forces in the Caucasus to reinforce the divergent attack on Stalingrad.
Stalingrad was heavily hit by air attack; one raid of 600 planes started vast fires and killed 40,000 civilians.
And Stalingrad definitely seemed to be a desperate situation for Russians surrounded and outnumbered in the ruins of what used to be a city.
zhukov.mitsi.com /Stalingrad.htm   (1752 words)

 The Battle Of Stalingrad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When General Chuikov came to Stalingrad, the 62nd army already lost half of its troops, and it was clear to its soldiers that it became a death trap, and many tried to escape across the Volga.
Stalingrad's defenders were informed that the secret police guards all crossing points on the Volga, and everyone crossing the river without permission will be shot on the spot.
For the soldiers and few remaining civilians in Stalingrad, life, while they lasted, were an endless hell of gunfire, explosions, the yell sounds of dive bombers and Katyusha rockets, smoke, dust, rubble, hunger, the smell of death everywhere, and exhaustion and fear.
www.2worldwar2.com /stalingrad.htm   (2806 words)

Stalingrad, presently known as Volgograd, was the site of a major siege battle in Operation Barbarossa.
The fighting in Stalingrad was some of the most savage combat of the war.
It was not uncommon to see soldiers fighting hand to hand during the battle for the city.
library.thinkquest.org /15511/data/encyclopedia/stalingrad.htm   (112 words)

 Battle of Stalingrad
Moreover when the first attacks on Stalingrad by General Friedrich Paulus's 6th Army, were checked in late August, Hitler started to transfer forces from the drive south (most notably diverting elements of the 4th Panzer Army) to reinforce the attack on Stalingrad, which had been but a secondary objective.
When the Germans entered Stalingrad, they saw nothing but ruins, however their advance was frustrated as thousands of micro battles erupted all over the streets of what used to be a city.
And Stalingrad definitely seemed to be a desperate situation for the Soviets, surrounded and outnumbered in the ruins of what used to be a city.
www.historyofwar.org /articles/battles_stalingrad.html   (2715 words)

 Iron Stalingrad
After a breif respite, in which the Germans entered Stalingrad itself, the Russian defenders attacked again and again, until the entire city was one hellish battlefield.
Hitler was outraged at the surrender and ordered massive attacks against Stalingrad, but these all ended in utter failure.
Stalingrad was truely the turning point of the Russian campaign and in the months that followed the only offensives were Soviet ones.
members.tripod.com /ww2museum/id66.htm   (529 words)

 Stalingrad (1993)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalingrad shows the gut wrenching non-glory side of the nitty-gritty of combat and brings home to those who have been there the non guffaw when you hear, and see, how one soldier loads both his weapon...and his pants.
Stalingrad shows well the realities of close combat and what the cumulative experience can do and often does to the human psyche.
I would concur with the other reviewers in terms of Stalingrad incorporating the best, that is to say, the reality of Das Boot and Platoon 'sans' the hype when the business at hand becomes one of your basic kill or be killed.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0108211   (406 words)

 FilePlanet: Stalingrad demo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalingrad is a real-time strategy that places gamers in the middle of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II, covering major events from June 1942 till January 1943.
Experienced over two campaigns, players will be able to take charge of the advancing German forces as they march on Stalingrad, or assume the role of a Soviet commander whose aim is to liberate the city and decimate the 6th Army of Wehrmacht.
Welcome to FilePlanet, the leading online destination for Stalingrad demo downloads and hundreds of thousands of other game files, including demos, patches, mods, trailers, free pc games and more.
www.fileplanet.com /150269/150000/fileinfo/Stalingrad-demo   (414 words)

 Military History Online - Battle of Stalingrad
The principal adversaries in the battle for Stalingrad marked a sharp departure in tradition for European armies.
With the German 6th Army in control of 90 percent of Stalingrad, Chuikov's army struggled to maintain its precarious foothold.
Prolonged street fighting and the utter destruction of Stalingrad had reduced men to a primitive level of existence.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/stalingrad/default.aspx   (1217 words)

The city became known as a "hero-city Stalingrad", "city-soldier Stalingrad" immediately after the battle of Stalingrad.Only in 1945 the title "hero-city Stalingrad" was awarded to the city officially on request of the millions of people after the film "Stalingrad" had been shown in 82 countries.
The soil of STALINGRAD is soaked with the blood of victors and vanquished alike..they all deserve to lie forever in the earth they fought over and died upon, with the name restored to ensure their sacrifice will forever be remembered.
I Believe that the name of Stalingrad, should replace Volograd, as hundreds of thousands on both sides fought and died because of the name of the city it was defended and attacked with fanatcisim that changed the course of the War.
ca.geocities.com /stalingradru/vote_for_stalingrad.html   (3079 words)

 Download Stalingrad
Featuring two detailed campaigns, "Stalingrad" will let the player take command over Wehrmacht and lead the German forces into the city, then switch to the Red Army and liberate the Soviet stronghold from the occupants and obliterate the 6th Army under the command of Gen. Paulus.
Historians believe that in 1942, the Battle of Stalingrad was the decisive point for all humankind, since the outcome of it meant victory or death for Wehrmacht.
However, the city of Stalingrad turned into the tomb for the 6th Army of Wehrmacht and a symbol of failed hopes of world domination for the Third Reich.
www.mofunzone.com /download_games/stalingrad.shtml   (691 words)

 Battle of Stalingrad
After the Stalingrad debacle, Hitler understood that his days were numbered and decided to resolve the "Jewish problem" once and for all.
German director Joseph Vilsmaier's 1993 "Stalingrad" is a powerful antiwar film that focuses on the disintegration of the German army under the combined forces of the Soviet army and the brutal Russian winter.
Stalingrad is expected to open in London in late spring.
www.columbia.edu /~lnp3/mydocs/culture/Battle_of_Stalingrad.htm   (4757 words)

 The Battle of Stalingrad
The Battle of Stalingrad was regarded as the turning point in World War II on the Eastern Front.
Hitler also insisted Stalingrad must be dominated because it would eliminate the ability for Russian shipping and transportation to occur on the Volga River.
Stalingrad could only be obtained by fighting directly, which would turn out even more deadly than trench warfare in World War I. Hitler was constantly changing the generals that he appointed to be in control if the army.
meltingpot.fortunecity.com /cumberland/854/stalingrad.html   (350 words)

 Action Vault - Stalingrad Interview
Stalingrad is 4x Studio's upcoming first-person shooter named for and set in the city that became one of the crucial turning points of World War II.
We also wanted each player to be able to adjust his weapons and his equipment so as to be able to adapt his character to the style of gameplay he wants to adopt.
The battle of Stalingrad obliged the combatants to conceive new tactics.
actionvault.ign.com /features/interviews/stalingrad.shtml   (1087 words)

 Review: Stalingrad   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalingrad, a 1993 German/Swedish co-production from Guenter Rohrbach, the producer of Das Boot, is such a picture.
Stalingrad faithfully re-creates the principal historical aspects of the battle while telling a more intimate tale through the eyes of a small group of German characters.
Stalingrad is packed with tension, and the battle sequences are startlingly realistic, but it's the inescapable message that lingers.
www.reelviews.net /movies/s/stalingrad.html   (508 words)

 STALINGRAD (2003 Documentary)
Fighting in Stalingrad and environs now died down to a considerable degree but the bitter winter cold, dwindling food stocks and an outbreak of typhus proved just as lethal as heavy combat operations.
Firsthand accounts of the brutality and hardships of Stalingrad are interwoven throughout the rather sketchy 'big picture' narration; these segments are, in fact, the main thrust of the film.
According to historical consultant Dr. Guido Knopp, the central idea was to capture the memories of those who were there, to record their eyewitness accounts for posterity before they are all gone.
www.eccentric-cinema.com /cult_movies2006/stalingrad.htm   (1599 words)

 Amazon.ca: Stalingrad (Widescreen): DVD: Joseph Vilsmaier,Dominique Horwitz,Thomas Kretschmann,Jochen Nickel,Sebastian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalingrad surveys the misery of the battle of Stalingrad, the winter siege that cost the lives of almost one and a half million people, Russian defenders and German invaders alike.
In fact, the 90,000 men who lived to surrender (all but 5,000 of whom died in captivity) did so only when they were completely out of fuel, medicine, and ammunition, and had no other means to resist; but the producers, of course, permit to trace of pride in military accomplishment to enter into their film.
Of all his works Stalingrad stands out as on of those films that are enjoyable to watch if u are into "realistic war movies" (realistic compared to hollywood) but which fall short when it comes to story telling and depth of the subject.
www.amazon.ca /Stalingrad-Widescreen-Joseph-Vilsmaier/dp/6305037280   (2522 words)

 Amazon.com: Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943: Books: Antony Beevor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 by Antony Beevor
STALINGRAD begins, as it must, on June 21, 1941 with the launching of Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union by three Army Groups - North, Center and South.
Stalingrad was the end point of the German invasion of Russia; after losing that struggle in January 1943, the Wermacht was in constant retreat.
www.amazon.com /Stalingrad-Fateful-1942-1943-Antony-Beevor/dp/0140284583   (2542 words)

 News: Stalingrad Movies - GamersHell.com
Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine.
During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht.
Stalingrad has put an end to the ambitious plans of the Third Reich.
www.gamershell.com /news/13841.html   (456 words)

 Amazon.com: Stalingrad: DVD: Dominique Horwitz,Thomas Kretschmann,Jochen Nickel,Sebastian Rudolph,Dana Vávrová,Martin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Stalingrad surveys the misery of the battle of Stalingrad, the winter siege that cost the lives of almost one and a half million people, Russian defenders and German invaders alike.
The hellish battle of Stalingrad, as seen through the eyes of a small band of German soldiers, is the subject of director Joseph Vilsmaier's visually stunning and brutal film Stalingrad.
The battle of Stalingrad was a disaster for the German army and was instrumental in their ultimate defeat.
www.amazon.com /Stalingrad-Dominique-Horwitz/dp/6305037280   (2081 words)

 Battle of Stalingrad
The Soviets recovered 250,000 German and Romanian corpses in and around Stalingrad and total Axis losses (Germans, Romanians, Italians, and Hungarians) are estimated to have been 800,000 dead.
When Vilsmaier's soldiers finally arrive at the outskirts of Stalingrad in the summer of 1942, the sight that awaits them is enough to make them get back on the train and head back for Germany.
What this fails to explain, however, is the determination of the Soviets to fight against overwhelming odds, while the same exact patriotic call to arms fell upon deaf ears in 1917.
www.columbia.edu /~lnp3/mydocs/fascism_and_war/Stalingrad.htm   (5176 words)

Adolf Hitler erklärte Stalingrad daraufhin zum Symbol von deutschem Siegeswillen.
Januar 1943 mußten die deutschen Truppen sämtliche Verteidigungslinien aufgeben und sich vollständig in das Stadtgebiet von Stalingrad zurückziehen, wo sie in zwei Teilkessel gespalten wurden.
Vielmehr war unmittelbar nach Ende der Kämpfe in Stalingrad in deutschen Großstädten die Jahreszahl "1918" zu lesen - unter Lebensgefahr auf Hauswände gepinselt, als Mahnung an die deutsche Niederlage im Ersten Weltkrieg.
www.dhm.de /lemo/html/wk2/kriegsverlauf/stalingrad   (524 words)

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