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[Photo] View of Stalingrad Tractor Factory shortly after German capture, Stalingrad, Russia, 16 Nov 1942

View of Stalingrad Tractor Factory shortly after German capture, Stalingrad, Russia, 16 Nov 1942

[Photo] View of Stalingrad Tractor Factory shortly after German capture, Stalingrad, Russia, 16 Nov 1942

View of Stalingrad Tractor Factory shortly after German capture, Stalingrad, Russia, 16 Nov 1942

StuG III Ausf. B of Hauptmann Franke’s 3. Batterie of Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 244 roll into central Stalingrad, (possibly in Kurskaya Ulitsa). September 1942. Although the battalion was equipped mostly with long-barrel assault guns, severe shortages of ammunition for this vehicle’s 7.5cm L/43 KwK 40 forced the older short-barrel assault guns to be deployed continually in the street-fighting.

Assault gun Sturmgeschütz III Ausführung B 244 Battalion assault guns of the Wehrmacht (Sturmgeschütz Abteilung with the soldiers of the Battalion, Infantry Regiment of the Wehrmacht on the Arbat street in Stalingrad.

Germans at Stalingrad... most costly battle in history. *note the extra MG ammo cans carried on their backs.

Germans at Stalingrad. most costly battle in history. *note the extra MG ammo cans carried on their backs.

Солдаты ведут бой в районе завода Красный Октябрь в Сталинграде

The Battle of Stalingrad: Archive Photos

At the Krasnyi Oktyabr' Zavod. Looking northwest: this building [(no longer standing) N, E] was 150 m northeast of the Martenovskii Shop--the long building with the open hearth furnaces.

Machine gun and its SS gunner in action

German machine gunner shooting a MG Date and location unknown. His facial expression tells the story.

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