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German Mass Grave has been found in Stalingrad

A German mass grave was recently discovered in Wolgograd (Stalingrad). The mass grave was discovered with the moving of a water pipeline on September 25, 2018. Finally, last week the exhumation was finished and a total of 1837 remains from German soldiers were exhumed! Denis Deryabkin, head of the Volksbund-Umbettungsdienstes in Moscow, said it is not …

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Vladimir Nikolaevich Pchelintsev

Deadly Accuracy: The Top Snipers of World War 2

A term originating in British India for the highly skilled hunters able to bring down elusive “snipe” birds, today’s snipers are known as the most proficient sharpshooters in the military. This list will feature the Top 6 Snipers of World War 2. And while, historically, there have been sharpshooters and marksmen that stand out at …

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Grudinina Mill

Grudinina Mill untouched since Battle of Stalingrad captured by Drone

Drone footage shows the ruined Grudinina mill in the Russian city of Volgograd. The mill was used to produce highly-explosive bombs for the Red Army and hasn’t been reconstructed since its destruction during the pivotal Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. This mill served as important strongpoint of the Red Army during the battle of Stalingrad. …

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Story behind a famous Stalingrad photograph

It’s an image you have seen thousands of times while searching or viewing media from the Battle of Stalingrad. However do you know who this officer is? And why one of his award is broken? Meet … Friedrich Winkler. Friedrich Konrad Winkler was born on August 22, 1909 in Worms, Germany. He was a professional soldier …

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Troops of the German Wehrmacht in front of Stalingrad, Winter 1942. (Credits: Bundesarchiv)

Unternehmen Wintergewitter: Manstein’s Effort to Rescue the 6th Army at Stalingrad

Stalingrad should never have happened. That is, the siege that trapped and destroyed the German Sixth Army was avoidable. But, through a combination of strategic dithering, tactically idiotic orders, and overconfidence, instead of attacking Stalingrad in the beginning of summer 1942 when the city was vulnerable, Sixth Army did not attack until late August when …

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