New Year’s Day Stalingrad, 1943

13th Guards Rifle Division at Stalingrad. Wikipedia photo.

Here was the scene in Stalingrad on New Year’s Day 75 years ago, 1943.  The battle lasted into February, when the Soviets won a decisive victory, but only after over 1.2 million total casualties; with 478,741 officially listed as killed or missing.



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