German machine gunner with an MG-34 machine gun in an individual cell on the banks of the Volga, August 1942.

A column of residents of one of the settlements in the Stalingrad region before being sent to Germany. The civilian population of the occupied territories ("ostarbeiters") worked at the most difficult jobs, girls were often forced to work in brothels, 1942

Attack of the marines in the battles for Stalingrad. The Soviet marines (the crews of the ships, here - the ships of the Volga fleet) terrified the German soldiers. The Marines took pride in their black uniforms, and went full-length to attack with a sailor shout of "Halfundra!" For this, the Nazis nicknamed them "Black Death". The Marines were often not taken prisoner. 1942 year.

A column of German equipment is crossing the Don on a pontoon bridge. July 31, 1942.

In the foreground is the Soviet truck GAZ-AA, further to the right, there is also abandoned Soviet vehicles.

Machine gunners Kokarev and Zinchenko fire from a captured Italian 6.5 mm machine gun. Don area, September 1942. Above there were suggestions that this is a penal company. However, I believe that the fighters just turned their caps back - so that the star would not shine in the sun. In addition, in the summer of 1942, stars for caps and badges for buttonholes became rare at the front. Perhaps the fighters simply did not get them.

An experimental German 128-mm self-propelled gun on the VK3001 (H) chassis near Stalingrad. In September 1942, these two vehicles were sent to the Stalingrad area for front-line tests. During the fighting, one car was irretrievably lost.


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