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Photos of the siege of Stalingrad taken by Georgii Anatolyevian Zelma

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jlbraun, Apr 28, 2008.

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  1. jlbraun

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    Very tough times for all involved.
     
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    Excellent photos, makes you wonder why anybody would start a war.
     
  4. JohnBT

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    Why start a war? For world conquest and domination. Google Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo.

    John
     
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    Site linked in OP says photos are of Stalingrad, not Leningrad.
     
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    great pics.....great link....

    thanks for posting...

    fyi..

    Stalingrad and Lenningrad are two different places over 1,000 miles apart.
     
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    Interesting - thanks!
     
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    I love pictuers like this, thanks for the post.
     
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    very nice, thanks.
     
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    I saw Hiroshima shortly after the 'big bang' but most of the damage from conventional bombing in the neighboring cities had been cleaned up. When I saw the movie "Enemy at the Gates" I wasn't completely convinced the damage depicted was as severe as shown. These pictures show me that the damage WAS massive and probably worse than the movie suggested.

    That the Russian people were able to recover from such devastation is a testament to their spirit and toughness.
     
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    let's hope (and pray for some) that this will never happen again. Tough times for sure for no real good reason at all (kinda like our current situation :banghead:)
     
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    ‘Least we forget’ … amazing photos – thanks

    My favourite photo is the burning Messerschmitt ME109 – it’s good to fight back,
     
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    Amazing photographs. Almost as chilling, to me, as the color photos of WWII.
     
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    This was my fav photo as well, the phrase "you just had to be there" was rarely more true.
     
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    That Mongolian with the PPD looks fairly happy, but the picture appears to have been taken in warm weather, after the siege was over. I'm translating a book on Soviet arms and ammo right now, and it says that the Tokarev pistol (the TT33) was originally adopted, but was recommended to be scrapped because it wasn't able to shoot through the vision slits on tanks and armoured cars; they held a second series of firing tests, which was won by a designer/pistol called Voevodin, but the war started before they could be put into production, so they had to stick with the Tokarev.
     
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    I once heard "true sin" described as treating other people like things.

    I suspect that most folks who start wars have a good measure of that sin.
     
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    Now, let's see...


    According to wikipedia, the Battle of Stalingrad lasted 200 days and about 1.5 million were killed, which comes to 7,500 killed per day on average.

    Total, that's about three times the total deaths suffered by the United States during the entire duration of the war, or approximately equal to the total death suffered by the UK, US, Italy during the entire war.

    I would do a similar crunch for Leningrad, but nobody's really got a good idea of how many people died in that.
     
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    My favorite:

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    My favorite was the machine shop.

    Spoke reams about what sheer guts the Russians had.
     
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    The PPsH lives on!!

    Oops. Not a PPsH... I thought I had a shot of one someplace...

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    I found it!

    -Mark.
     
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