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21 Incredible Photos That Show the Brutal Reality of ‘the Battle of Stalingrad’

Wehrmacht soldiers in Stalingrad

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Stalingrad, 1943

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A Soviet soldier gives cigarettes to German POWs captured during the Battle of Stalingrad

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Dead German soldiers after the Battle of Stalingrad, 1943

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Piles of dead German bodies outside of Stalingrad, February 1943

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Two German soldiers froze to death in Stalingrad

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German POWs, Stalingrad

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Russian boys at Stalingrad with captured German machine guns, February 1943

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Center of Stalingrad after liberation, 2 February 1943

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The ‘Sword of Stalingrad’ is offered as a gift from the United Kingdom to the Soviet Union. It is a tribute to the Russian soldiers who fought, and were victorious, at the Battle of Stalingrad

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Youth in a Soviet athletic parade emulating the nearby recently rebuilt Barmaley Fountain in Stalingrad, 1945

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