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2 February 1943 of the year, 73 of the year ago, ended the Battle of Stalingrad

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2 February 1943 of the year, 73 of the year ago, ended the Battle of Stalingrad

Mound. Sculpture of Motherland, silence. It is not easy, at the cost of the lives of many soldiers who died here, sometimes froze to death, this victory was given. And the infantry? Who can even for a moment imagine what it was like in the trenches, in the frozen houses and streets, smoking from frost and exploding projectiles, for which they fought to the death. It was not easy for everyone: both those who fought at Stalingrad and those who were on the outskirts of him. Seven Soviet divisions (over 210 thousand people) were concentrated around the encircled enemy troops, who were ordered not to let the Germans out of the ring. And although the forces and means of the enemy were superior to ours, patriotism, an irresistible desire to knock the fascists out of their native country had their effect. And the battle was won by the Soviet troops! From July to November 1942 alone, the Germans lost 700 thousands in the Battle of Stalingrad. "Stalingrad nightmare" they called this battle.


From the very beginning of the foundation, this city had a difficult fate from the beginning because a fortress was built on the Tsaritsyn River, on a small island: the Russian borders were guarded from steppe nomads and all criminal people who wanted to attack and lead to full, kill all life .

Please note: April has become a kind of fateful month for this city. 2 April 1589, King Feodor issued a certificate authorizing the construction of the city and the fortress. According to the first census, there were 408 residents.

“And below Balikley 80's. on the Volga island Tsaritsyn; and the Tsarina's hand fell against the island in the Volga, and flowed from the river from the Don, the 90 versus miles. ” At the mouth of it in the city of Tsaritsyn there is a pier ”(extracts from the“ Journal of the Ministry of the Interior ”, 1853 year).

And 19 on April 1925, the city became known as Stalingrad.

An interesting fact is the creation of the German colony of Sarepta (renamed the village of Krasnoarmeysk in 1921), which the Russian tsar handed over 4173 tithes to 17170, by the beginning of the 19th century XNUMX tithes of land became already Russianized Germans.

The city became one of the most beautiful and richest: oil plants, one of the largest ports, from where cargo and passenger ships were sent to many regions of the country. This city resembled a breathable, fragrant loaf, over which people worked day and night. Here, in addition to the industrial (strongest) core, a powerful social sphere was created: artisanal and ordinary schools, medical institutions, opened almost every year.

During the two years of the Civil War, the battles for Tsaritsyn were fierce. But after the war, the city of its strategic industrial socialist initiatives did not lose, but multiplied: new productions were opened, the famous Stalingrad factory earned, which became one of the main strongholds of resistance to German troops, which occupied a huge territory in the middle of 1942.



Stalingrad divided the war in Russia into “before” and “after”. This word became like a prayer because it was pronounced with that ineffable sense of secret pride and admiration for many years, it echoed in the stories of our aged grandmothers and now, remembering, the stories of my relatives also perceive this victory as my personal, blood feud. What happened many years ago was not just some kind of another military operation, but what entered into the soul and heart, was stuck, merged forever and snowy winters appeared before my eyes. They were scary. Snowdrifts were such that the doors of the houses could not be opened. And the frosts were fierce, unlike today's. Everything then was against the Germans. And even Russian frosts. And even though some foreign historians put this fact at the center of it, they say, the Russians helped win the frost. But these are just “excuses.”

The name "Stalingrad" has become a holy word. In particular, one can come across statements that “that the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God always stood on the right bank of the Volga among the Soviet troops, prayers and memorial services were served before it. In the burning Stalingrad, one of the few surviving buildings was the church in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God with the chapel of St. Sergius of Radonezh, which (according to the stories of front-line soldiers) the army commander 62-1 VI visited several times during the battles. Chuikov. According to another version, he began to visit Orthodox churches after the Battle of Stalingrad (data from S. Kulichkin’s article “Stalingrad. On the 60 Anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad”).

The stories “about the heavenly appearance of the Mother of God in the fire column 11 in November 1942 to the Soviet troops” (data from D. Pivovarchuk’s article “On the appearance of the Most Holy Mother of God in Stalingrad 11 in November 1942”) are widespread. It was also told that before the offensive of the Soviet troops in the Battle of Stalingrad, a prayer service was held before the icon of the Kazan Mother of God. The icon was supposedly brought to the most difficult sectors of the front, where there were critical situations, to the places where the offensive was being prepared. The priesthood served as prayers, the soldiers sprinkled holy water. However, according to the testimony of the participants of the Battle of Stalingrad, there was no prayer before the start of the battle. Front-line workers only noted that "in all the remaining Orthodox churches, the clergy offered prayers for the victory of the Red Army" (data from N. Kaverin's article "Orthodox" myths about the Great Patriotic War. The Holy Fire magazine).



Yes, let it be so. But all together — the order “Not one step back,” and Pavlov, and the thousands of unknown soldiers who died, and famous commanders — became involved in the great moment of the real Victory, which is not just happening. After all, the long-awaited soldiers' and military happiness should have come sometime. They and we, their descendants, deserved it: to see tears of joy, hugs and loud cheers when the troops of the two fronts finally met after thousands of kilometers of a long journey.

And they went for a long time. Remember the first shots of the film "They Fought for the Motherland"? Steppe, dust and such native faces of our soldiers (the actors were able to convey all the subtleties of the nature of each of them). Then many will investigate it, say: “Ah, so if ...” But then no one knew anything. And even the vaunted German soldiers, who passed the whole of Europe with a victorious march, also did not know anything, but already then, in their triumphant march, German analysts were afraid of long distances, the inability to provide with everything necessary a rapidly expanding front. But they could not stop in their deadly race, some as early as November began to torment nightmares and painful forebodings. German officers write about all this quite frankly in their memoirs. One of them admitted that everything that happens reminds him of the time of the Napoleonic wars, and it seems that fate will befall us, the Germans, the same.



I look at the picture of Paulus who surrendered, and I understand how different we are. At the end of his life, he began to get involved in the work of Chekhov and praise Soviet soldiers, but were these words sincere? I think he could not survive the February tragedy. February was a fateful month for him: February 3 of the year 1943 in Germany was declared a general mourning for Stalingrad, and February 1 of 1957 of Paulus was gone. He spent the rest of his days in Dresden, in a villa, without sharing the fate of his captive soldiers.

And he could not, and no one else, fully understand the basics of the Russian warrior’s perseverance. Therefore, maybe they lived more than defeated Paulus.

Yakov Pavlov, who became the personification of perseverance and courage in defending a four-story building on Penza Street, died in 1981, managing to defend not only his stronghold, but also to recreate a peaceful life after the war, to become a people's deputy and solve many problems of his countrymen. Paulus, as his loved ones recall, never smiled. And look at the photo of Pavlov! His fellow soldiers always spoke of him as a very radiant man, there was in him some inexhaustible joy of life, strength of spirit. Perhaps you should not compare them, Pavlova and Paulus, but they became symbols of the Battle of Stalingrad. One is a symbol of victory, the second is a symbol of defeat.



Pavlov’s house had an unusual green color for that time, the fate of the architect who built it was tragic: he died under the bombing of Stalingrad. But his handiwork remained and continued to perform extremely important defensive functions in the system of the belligerent regiment and the 13 Guards Division.

And Yakov Fedotovich Pavlov will have more victories, as evidenced by his award lists, published on the website "The feat of the people." Called to the front by the Valdai District Military Commissariat of the Leningrad Region, he thought he was following the blockade of Leningrad, which was practically together with the Battle of Stalingrad. And again about amazing coincidences: Pavlov was born in a village called Krestovaya.

Yes, historical the justice is such that it should be especially noted that Lieutenant Ivan Filippovich Afanasyev from October 2, 1942 led a group of defenders of the house. But Pavlov, nevertheless, became the symbol of this house, which, according to the award documents, together with his department, “September 18, 1942 attacked an important house and occupied it. The enemy counterattacked these positions several times, hit direct fire from tankbut could not break the resistance of our fighters. " On all staff maps there was a designation - “Pavlov’s House”.



Ivan Afanasyev, already blind, wrote the book “House of Soldiers' Glory”, in 1970, the book was out of print. Here is how he writes about the first meeting with Pavlov:

“Leaving the fighters on the staircase, Ravens and I went down the stairs.

We were met by a short, slim sergeant in a dandy brown Kuban and a faded dusty tunic.

“The squad leader is Sergeant Pavlov,” he reported dashingly.

- We will be familiar, - I called my last name and explained why we arrived.

- It's good. And we, therefore, return to the company?

I caught a shade of bewilderment in this question: they say, how is it that they occupied the house, and now others are ready to go?

“No, Sergeant,” I reassured Pavlova, “we will defend the house together.”

- So that's great! We have been waiting for help for a long time. Domina is what, and there are only four of us. Now it will be more fun.

I introduced Pavlov to Voronov and Ramazanov, ordered the foreman to feed the soldiers, and then immediately return to the company with the wounded Iurmatov. Pavlova asked to show us the location of the basements and the upper floors. “Voronov and Ramazanov went with us.”



58 days held on defense. They stood shoulder to shoulder and would never have thought then that they could be divided in favor of propaganda. And it doesn’t matter now! Every day the Germans carried out attacks, but they were unsuccessful. The house stood. Soldiers stood to death. And - survived. And they drove the German.



I, Anatoly Ivanovich Aseev, a native of the city of Morozovsk (born in 1929 year), began to feel and understand the autumn of 1941 year, when I was in the sixth grade of school №2 named after Voroshilov. In memory, some bright and at the same time the most tragic fragments remained. Not far from the school, a small-caliber anti-aircraft gun was installed, which bombarded German reconnaissance aircraft flying high from Rostov-on-Don towards Stalingrad. In July, 1942, we, the students, were sent to the field, weeding cereals. Suddenly, several enemy aircraft appeared over the city. When they started dropping bombs down, the elevator and station buildings caught fire. In fright, we quickly returned home.



On Sovetskaya Street, at our dugout hut, during the regular bombardment, two German cars stopped, and right next to it, a shell that fell from above exploded and landed right in our house. I was hiding under the bed at that moment. I remember when I opened my eyes and saw smoke, dust, heard groans, the cries of the victims. In one instant, dad, younger brother, neighbor Valya Abramova and her younger sister were killed. Neighbor Nicholas lost his leg, my mother was left without toes. Fascist, who was nearby, also tore his lower limb.

It was hot, so all the corpses Nikolai Makeev, Vyacheslav Korneev, Alexander Vinokurov were immediately loaded into a wheelbarrow, taken to the cemetery and buried in the same pit.

After that, my mother and I repaired our dugout in which we lived until the end of the war. Around October, a Romanian general was killed in the city. He was organized a solemn funeral, escorting on the last journey with a brass band. German, Romanian and Italian soldiers took part in the funeral procession that passed along the main street of Morozovsk.

In memory - another fact. Once, on a frosty winter day, three fascists ran into our house, locked the door behind them, put their weapon, ordered no one to open and started to get drunk. Uninvited guests got so drunk that one of them began to dance on the table. In the morning, these people in an unattractive way, who pulled on women's kerchiefs, children's blankets, civilian shirts, in pillow caps on their heads and shod in straw boots over shoes, who went where. It was those Nazis who escaped encirclement near Stalingrad. I doubt that they were able to return to their historic homeland, in Germany.
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  1. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 2 February 2016 06: 51
    28
    Eternal Memory of the Fallen for the Motherland! Eternal Glory Alive! and not pathos, but we are arranged like that .........
    1. Alena Frolovna
      Alena Frolovna 3 February 2016 02: 11
      +3
      Second of february

      In due time -
      neither late nor early -
      winter will come
      the earth will freeze.
      And you
      to Mamaev Kurgan
      you will come
      the second of February.

      And there,
      that one is frosty
      at that sacred height
      you are on the wing
      blizzards of white
      put the red flowers.

      And as if for the first time
      you notice
      what was he like,
      their military way!
      February, February,
      soldier month -
      a snowstorm in the face
      snow on the chest.

      A hundred winters will pass.
      And a hundred snowstorms.
      And we are before them
      everything is in debt.

      February, February.
      Soldier month.
      Are burning
      Clove
      on the snow.
      Margarita Agashina, 1978

  2. magician
    magician 2 February 2016 07: 09
    10
    This is an example to us, descendants!
  3. D-Master
    D-Master 2 February 2016 07: 35
    15
    Your feat is immortal for centuries, rest in peace! Eternal memory to the Heroes!
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 February 2016 07: 43
    13
    The invincible Russian people - live forever!
    Eternal memory to the fallen Heroes!
    A deep bow to all living participants!
  5. semirek
    semirek 2 February 2016 07: 48
    10
    Glory to the Soviet soldiers! Thanks to them - in a terrible battle on the Volga, grinding the best Wehrmacht troops and their allies. Eternal memory to the fallen Soviet soldiers! Your feat is immortal!
    The father, a front-line soldier, a simple lieutenant, went through the entire Stalingrad battle, was wounded more than once in the 64th Shumilov army, and said that at some point the Germans were no longer afraid, on the contrary, there was a desire to beat him and throw this evil from his native land.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 2 February 2016 07: 49
    +9
    February 2 is a significant date .. It’s so! And there’s no one to mess it up, not to mutilate it ... and not to erase it from our memory ..
    1. efimovaPE
      3 February 2016 16: 45
      +1
      The only pity is that this date is not widely celebrated anywhere. I went to all that day and said that the 2 of February ended the Battle of Stalingrad. You should have seen how the eyes of people lit up, how they were inspired and rejoiced. Maybe in this search and find a revival of spirituality?
  7. bionik
    bionik 2 February 2016 08: 04
    13
    Red flag over the square of the Fallen fighters of liberated Stalingrad. In the background is the building of the department store, where the headquarters of the surrounded 6th Wehrmacht army, led by army commander Field Marshal Paulus, was captured.
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 04
      +5
      photo from the past
  8. Same lech
    Same lech 2 February 2016 08: 05
    12
    The bitterness of both sides in the battle of STALINGRAD still amazes my imagination ..
    I look at photos from those places and feel as if I myself am there ...
    I am proud of my ancestors who managed to break morally and morally the ridge of the Nazis ...
    Now it’s great for me to help fight all evil spirits trying to push my country into the abyss of war.
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 04
      +3
      photo from the past
  9. blizart
    blizart 2 February 2016 08: 06
    18
    In 2010, if you remember, there was a phenomenal heat. On the way back from Odessa to Dzhambul, I made an 600 km hook just to touch our common Victory. According to 12, people remained in their mouths! Can anything frighten after that ?!
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 05
      +3
      photo from the past
  10. bionik
    bionik 2 February 2016 08: 15
    +8
    Romanian prisoners of war captured in the area of ​​the village of Raspopinskaya near the city of Kalach. November 24, 1942.
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 05
      +1
      photo from the past
  11. bionik
    bionik 2 February 2016 08: 19
    +4
    German prisoners of war after surrender in Stalingrad.
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 06
      +1
      photo from the past
  12. Was mammoth
    Was mammoth 2 February 2016 08: 37
    +6
    The feat of the Soviet soldier in the Great Patriotic War is incredible. But, after all, the German was always a strong soldier. According to his father, only a few people remained from the original battalion at the end of the battle. Yes, much time has passed and the methods of warfare have changed. But ... Probably, everyone knows the photos from the destroyed cities of Syria, which resemble Stalingrad. Compare daily losses. And the feat of the Soviet people will rise in its greatness.
    Better words than "Heroes are not you ...." you can't pick up.
    Eternal Glory to the Fallen for the Homeland!
  13. V.ic
    V.ic 2 February 2016 08: 46
    0
    quote] and the Volga is the island of Tsaritsyn; and against the island fell the hand of the Tsaritsa in the Volga, by Polina Efimova [/ quote]
    "Queen" = Sary-su (yellow water).
  14. bionik
    bionik 2 February 2016 08: 47
    +8
    Colorful frame.
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 06
      +3
      photo from the past
  15. bionik
    bionik 2 February 2016 08: 48
    +4
    One more . Stalingrad 1943
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 07
      +1
      photo from the past
  16. blizart
    blizart 2 February 2016 09: 04
    10
    And here is the real Russian soldier of Stalingrad. Not cinematic. Look with what attention the green fighter in a rickety helmet is looking at him from behind. "Do as I do, if you want to live and continue to kill enemies." - his essence, as it were, says.
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 08
      +4
      photo from the past
  17. panfil
    panfil 2 February 2016 09: 52
    +9
    I live in the Stalingrad land. There are still traces of the war - unexploded bombs, shells, dead and not buried soldiers. Many times I was on the Mamayev Kurgan and every time my heart aches. It is hard to imagine what people experienced in those days. Eternal glory to them, we will remember and pass on to our children our knowledge of that war.
  18. Predator
    Predator 2 February 2016 10: 04
    10
    Stalingrad is a feat. But it was also raised to the rank, many films were shot, and when the conversation about the war starts, then Stalingrad immediately. And how many besides it? In September last year, search work was carried out in the area of ​​the village of Vysokoe (the junction of the Smolensk and Tver regions) , I saw a lot, but this ... an undetermined part of the Red Army was holding a defense on the field, most likely a hodgepodge that would plug the breakthrough of the Germans (Operation Seydlitz), so everyone lay in the trenches interspersed, both ours and the Germans , but when they dug up two skeletons - one in a German helmet, the other in ours and the bones of our soldier's hands grappled on the vertebra of the German's throat, and a bayonet was stuck in our ribs ... scary. I would have posted a photo, but the FSB seized it.
  19. Valery 1966
    Valery 1966 2 February 2016 10: 45
    -15 qualifying.
    The USSR had enormous human resources, and the Battle of Stalingrad is like a change of chess pieces, but in favor of the USSR.
    1. 2news
      2news 2 February 2016 10: 58
      +2
      Quote: Valery 1966
      but in favor of the USSR.

      In favor of those who did not "exchange" anything in general. Those. Anglo-Saxons.
      1. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan 2 February 2016 23: 22
        0
        Hitler - to France, we - to Berlin.
        And there would be nothing.
  20. kirgudu
    kirgudu 2 February 2016 10: 59
    +4
    Oh, just two days grandfather-veteran-Stalingrad did not reach the holiday, two days ... The ambulance drove 40 minutes, damn it.
  21. Alex
    Alex 2 February 2016 11: 53
    +4
    All then was against the Germans. And even Russian frosts. And although some foreign historians put this fact at the forefront, they say, the frost helped the Russians defeat.
    Yeah, then our soldiers only shone the tropical sun.

    Stalingrad divided the war in Russia into “before” and “after”.
    And in Germany too. There, this word became a household word, such as: everything, the end without options for salvation.

    Perhaps they should not be compared, Pavlov and Paulus, but they became symbols of the Battle of Stalingrad. One is a symbol of Victory, the second is a symbol of defeat.
    Rather, complete collapse.

    Pauline, thanks for the article.
    1. 2news
      2news 2 February 2016 12: 10
      +1
      Quote: Alex
      Rather, complete collapse.

      How to say. Paulus can be called a symbol of apparent collapse. And Guderian, a symbol of complete collapse. But not obvious.
      1. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan 2 February 2016 23: 24
        0
        Guderian is a faithful student of Triandafilov.
        He studied tank wisdom.
        1. 2news
          2news 2 February 2016 23: 44
          +1
          Quote: Cap.Morgan
          Guderian is a faithful student of Triandafilov.

          It’s a pity that they both don’t know about it. Moreover, Guderian never studied in the USSR. Once accompanied during the visit of his superior, General Lutz. Even before Nazism.
          Quote: Cap.Morgan
          He studied tank wisdom.

          Who? Who possessed such wisdom? What then did not share these wisdom with the Soviet commanders?
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    3. Predator
      Predator 2 February 2016 13: 24
      0
      Well, and now a little truth. Let’s for the minus one, but Stalingrad, if we talk about the feat of soldiers, regardless of origin, the feat of both sides and the Red Army and the Wehrmacht. The Western front in the boiler in the Minsk region lasted until 01.07.1941/24.06.1941/7 (from 6 that is, 3 days), again, the Western Front in the Vyazma area for 100 days, Kiev for XNUMX days ...... it's just about what a seasoned enemy opposed us. ALL Europe fought against us, and Germany to ALL people and I hope that in a funny the game once every XNUMX years to go to Russia at this and ended. Well, if not, then now we get to Fashington.
      1. Cap.Morgan
        Cap.Morgan 2 February 2016 23: 27
        -6
        The Russian soldier did not want to die for collective farm power.
        And only then when the enemies burned his own hut, killed his whole family, THEN he began to fight.
  22. The point
    The point 2 February 2016 12: 17
    +4
    The article is good, thanks to the author! It is gratifying to know that not the whole history of the Great Patriotic War has been spoiled yet. But now the alarm bells ring out. For example, nothing worthy has been filmed about the Battle of Stalingrad (let's not grovel about the notorious pornographic "picture" of the well-known director Fedya). But our ideological and economic "friends" because of the Big Puddle of cinema have made an excellent tool for instilling patriotism. And yes, they are patriots of their country. But from the Fedin's creation, only the gag reflex is activated, and nothing else.
    I apologize for the confusion, but now it’s boiling.
    Thanks again to the author for the article. And I congratulate all those who are not indifferent to their history, especially the Volgograd residents and those who defended the city, on this significant date.
  23. iouris
    iouris 2 February 2016 13: 38
    +3
    I highly recommend reading Nekrasov "In the trenches of Stalingrad".
    Is there a square or a street named after Stalingrad in the Russian Federation?
    1. Shadowcat
      Shadowcat 2 February 2016 15: 42
      +2
      "Thanks" to the maize but not even the city. There are some, though. But it's funny to say - ao France.
      http://nstarikov.ru/blog/22980
    2. Alex
      Alex 2 February 2016 18: 35
      +4
      Quote: iouris
      Is there a square or a street named after Stalingrad in the Russian Federation?

      I don’t know about the Russian Federation, but until recently there was avenue "Heroes of Stalingrad" in Kiev. Whether the name has survived now - I don't know, in any case, I haven't heard of the renaming.
      1. Alex
        Alex 4 February 2016 17: 49
        +2
        Yes, I also remembered: there was even a street called Heroes of Sevastopol (I remembered this after the publications about the 30th battery of Alexander). So in Soviet Ukraine (as opposed to Bandera), the warriors-heroes were remembered and honored.
  24. 56_br
    56_br 2 February 2016 13: 44
    +3
    I, my grandfather myself for a long time, but am very proud of my father, he was a participant in the battle for Moscow, for Stalingrad, participated in the battle on the Kursk Bulge and reached Berlin. Glory to the Great Soviet Soldiers !!!
  25. Lord blacwood
    Lord blacwood 2 February 2016 14: 57
    -7
    Paulus successfully attacked the Red Army at the beginning, but "thought of" leaving the Romanian units to cover the flanks. The Romanian units were less efficient than the German ones, and quickly lost ground when the Red Army struck them. Paulus's army was surrounded.
    1. Shadowcat
      Shadowcat 2 February 2016 15: 40
      +3
      And who was to leave? A blow across the river was considered unlikely. The best parts were in the north - where they were constantly pressed and ground (Operation Mars). The headquarters of the Wehrmacht was considered the most likely blow from there. Other best tried to prune the south. They fought for the Caucasus with the goal of depriving the USSR of the safest way of LendLiz and, more importantly, of oil (Siberia is not open taschemto)
      This was far from the 41st year. 43rd. The second turning point was painted with blood and gunpowder.

      Do not belittle the merits of the enemy. The Fritz were a strong enemy, for which victory over them, albeit with a taste of bitterness, is still sweet and does honor to the winner.
      By the way, this is one of the reasons why they are trying to slander the Battle of Stalingrad, not without the help of the Essen maize.
      1. Predator
        Predator 2 February 2016 17: 55
        0
        Not only "Kukuruznik", but dear Leonid Ilyich noted, it was not for nothing that the anecdote went around - you fought on the "small land"? No ?! So you, bastard, sat in the trenches near Stalingrad ?!
  26. revnagan
    revnagan 2 February 2016 15: 31
    +3
    Quote: Lord Blacwood
    Paulus at the beginning successfully attacked the Red Army, but "thought of" leaving the Romanian units to cover the flanks.

    And what could he do? Cover the flanks with the Fritzes? Well, who to put then at the forefront of the blow? "Mamalyzhnikov" with the Italians?
  27. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 2 February 2016 16: 11
    +2
    Thank you for the article.
  28. zenion
    zenion 2 February 2016 17: 34
    -8
    Only one question: where is the city of Stalingrad now?
    1. PV-Schnick
      PV-Schnick 2 February 2016 19: 09
      +2
      now the city of Volgograd
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  30. Cap.nemo58rus
    Cap.nemo58rus 2 February 2016 19: 12
    +3
    Quote: zenion
    Only one question: where is the city of Stalingrad now?

    34 region of Russia, if you are not up to date. Hero City Volgograd! From Mount Sinai, probably not well visible.
  31. Aleksander
    Aleksander 2 February 2016 19: 38
    0
    Ours fought for their country, but for what the Germans fought so fiercely for several thousand kilometers from their Vaterland? Well, it’s understandable from the very beginning - an order, a desire to seize in an easy way, it is clear that in Germany they fought, they were afraid of responsibility. But in 42-44, when they began to KILL them specifically, why did they fight like this, on a foreign land, for what? No logic, no mind, no conscience, just beasts. I'll never understand and never forgive these nonhumans