Deadliest Battle

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Barbed-wire across battlefield in Southern Russia.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Soviet soldiers move through city trenches, Stalingrad, autumn 1942.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Russian prisoners of war march down road.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
German soldiers advance outside Stalingrad.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
German soldiers bury their dead comrades.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
Russian peasant watches building burn.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
German armored forces advance in Southern Russia. Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
German soldiers advance through the factory district, Stalingrad October 1942.Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
German soldier hands flag in downtown Stalingrad, autumn 1942. Courtesy of National Archives in College Park, Maryland.
German Field Marshal Eric von MansteinGerman Field Marshal Eric von Manstein (Far left) discusses strategy with Adolph Hitler. Courtesy of International Historic Films.
German General Friedrich PaulusGerman General Friedrich Paulus (Tall man in center) in meeting with fellow officers. Undated. Courtesy of International Historic Films.
Nikita Khrushchev consoles a Russian ladyCourtesy of Sergei Khrushchev.
Nikita Khrushchev in Southern RussiaCourtesy of Sergei Khrushchev.
Wigand Wuster’s artillery gun with ringsWigand Wuster’s artillery gun with rings counting destroyed Soviet tanks from the failed Red Army offensive outside the city of Kharkov, May 1942. Courtesy of Wigand Wuster.
Wigand Wuster’s artillery gun, Southern Russia, 1942.Courtesy of Wigand Wuster.
Destruction on the road to Stalingrad, summer 1942.Courtesy of Wigand Wuster.
The German Army crossing the Don riverThe German Army crossing the Don river, 35 miles East of Stalingrad. August 1942. Courtesy of Wigand Wuster.
Wigand Wuster’s own painting of the moment he became a prisoner, February 1943.Courtesy of Wigand Wuster.
German officer Wigand Wuster in Southern Russia, summer 1942.Courtesy of Wigand Wuster.
Retired officer Anatoly Merezhko, undatedCourtesy of Anatoly Merezhko.
Red Army officer Anatoly Merezhko, 1941Courtesy of Anatoly Merezhko.
German soldier Walter Guenther enters German army, 1939Courtesy of Walter Guenther.
German soldiers marching, 1939Courtesy of Walter Guenther.
German soldier Walter Guenther on the eve of the invasion of Southern Russia, 1941.Courtesy of Walter Guenther.
German soldier Walter GuentherGerman soldier Walter Guenther (Far left) advancing across Southern Russia, summer 1942. Courtesy of Walter Guenther.