Sunday Oct 08, 2023

The hell of Stalingrad: Beyond Barbarossa episode 36

In the autumn of 1942, the German 6th Army with Romanian, Hungarian and Italian armies in support, ground into Stalingrad—a hell of their own making. 

Map: Stalingrad city layout




Red Army soldier prepare to defend Stalingrad suburb


Stalingrad on fire after bombing, 2 October 1942 


The Red October Factory's ruins became hiding places for Red Army defenders


Loading a Katyusha rocket launcher


Katyusha from military museum


General Friedrich Paulus 


Second from left, Gen. Vasily Chuikov in his headquarters in Stalingrad, 1942.


Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege 1942–1943. Penguin Books, 1998.

Antony Beevor, The Second World War. London, UK: Little, Brown and Co., 2012.

William Craig, Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad. Old Saybrook, CT, USA: Konecky & Konecky, 1973.

Anthony Tucker-Jones, Slaughter on the Eastern Front: Hitler and Stalin’s War 1941–1945. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press, 2017

Sound effects by Zapsplat

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