Stalingraders (the city does not give up)

The artist is self -wrapping

The second name “city is not given” was proposed by the author later and entered the literature in the 1960s.

Samokhvalov wrote about the picture: “… there is a battle for … every house of Stalingrad … the commander was wounded. A nurse leaned over him. The other … took the machine gun from the hands of the commander and moved to the window to take his place … The battle will continue “.

The Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most important general battles of World War II and Great Patriotic Wars between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht. The battle took place from July 17, 1942 to February 2, 1943. The great battle, ending with the environment, defeat and captivity of the selected enemy group, made a huge contribution to the achievement of a radical fracture during the Great Patriotic War and had a serious influence on the further course of the entire 2nd world war.

During the Battle of Stalingrad, the 3rd and 4th Romanian armies (22 divisions), the 8th Italian army and the Italian Alpine Corps (10 divisions), the 2nd Hungarian army (10 divisions), and the Croatian regiment were defeated. In total, the Wehrmacht and allies lost more than 1.5 million people killed, wounded and prisoners. The losses of the Soviet troops amounted to more than 480 thousand people killed, 650 thousand were injured.

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