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February 1, 1943. Soviet soldiers atop a captured German Panzer 4 tank.
A German Heinkel 111 bomber which crashed into Stalingrad. Images 1943
Dead soldiers of 4th Romanian army at Barmatsak. The Red Army smashed through it and other Axis allies armies and encircled Stalingrad
STALIN AND ZHUKOV
German self-propelled Marder guns in Soviet hands after the capitulation of Paulus' army
The biggest slaughter of Germans ever. The place is just littered with thousands
of them; we got them well encircled, and our katyushas let fly. God, what a
massacre! And there are thousands and thousands of lorries and cars, most of
them dumped in the ravines; they had neither the time nor the means to destroy
them, and thousands of guns. . . . Sixty or seventy percent of the lorries and guns
can be repaired and used again. . . .
The place is now littered with thousands of dead frozen Fritzes. Before the war
Pitomnik was a wonderful fruit tree nursery, the finest apple, pear and cherry
trees were grown there; now everything is destroyed.
Open air, with barbed wire round it. It was dreadful. There were originally 1400
men there, whom the Germans forced to work on fortifications. Only 102
survived. You might say the Germans had nothing to eat themselves
1947. German POW at work in Stalingrad
199 Days: The Battle Of Stalingrad By Edwin Hoyt