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The Battle for Stalingrad
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The Battle for Stalingrad - Russian version (English Subtitles)
The Battle of Stalingrad was one of the major battles of World War II, an unprecedented event, unmatched in world military history. The battle spanned 200 days and nights, over the course of which 41,000 buildings were razed to the ground – a whole town erased from the face of the Earth. The Stalingrad soil laid literally soaked in blood, with another life claimed every 25 seconds. In Adolf Hitler’s plan for the rapid conquest of the USSR, the capture of Stalingrad would have given Germany direct access to the natural oil reserves of the Caucasus. But Hitler’s dream was not destined to come true. The Battle of Stalingrad was a milestone, marking the biggest defeat of Nazi Germany and the Soviets’ most critical victory. The last of the surviving defenders of Stalingrad share their first-hand memories in this film about the legendary battle...