Eerie Footage of German Soldiers Entering Stalingrad

This video provides glimpses of the suburbs of Stalingrad and the hilly terrain around the city. It also gives the viewer a sense of the destruction caused by the Luftwaffe in advance of the 6th Army advance. In the days prior to the German entry into the city up to 40,000 civilians were killed by air attacks.

The thought that every soldier in this video was likely hurt, killed or captured during the battle is eerie.

 

Comments

Doug Miller said…
Thanks for posting this. I'd not seen this footage before. A reminder that while it might be fun, interesting, and educational to play a simulation of something like Stalingrad, the reality of total war is quite different.