Monday, October 15, 2012

1942: Stalingrad

German soldiers at Stalingrad in 1942.

This very rare color photograph from Stalingrad was taken on October 15, 1942, exactly seventy years ago today. It is unlikely that any of the soldiers in the photograph were alive three months later.

When German forces at Stalingrad finally surrendered on February 2, 1943, Germany’s ultimate defeat was a foregone conclusion.

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