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Stalingrad today is Volgograd

Stalingrad today is Volgograd

What happened to Stalingrad and how does it look today? What sightseeing should you visit? The answer is in this article.
World War 2 combat helmets

World War 2 combat helmets

Steel helmets are an integral part of modern wars, it’s hard to imagine a Second World War soldier without this part of a battle suit. In this article we will talk about general WW2 helmets- German, French, Soviet, Romanian, English, American, Hingarian and Japanese ones. We will tell you about their characteristics and functional patterns, also we’ll answer the main question: what helmet is considered the best one at WW2?
Nibelungenwerke Plant. The production of tanks in the 3 Reich

Nibelungenwerke Plant. The production of tanks in the 3 Reich

Austrian St. Valentine is a small farming village whose population did not exceed 2,000 inhabitants by the beginning of the war. It was here that the Nibelungenwerke factory was located, which created almost 5,000 German tanks and self-propelled guns.

Vasily Zaytsev - the legendary sniper of the Stalingrad battle

Vasily Zaytsev - the legendary sniper of the Stalingrad battle

Vasily Zaytsev is a world-known sniper of the Second World War, whose deeds are probably known by everyone. However this article will tell you little- known facts about the life of this hero.
Stalingrad airlift - the reason of Germans’s defeat at Stalingrad

Stalingrad airlift - the reason of Germans’s defeat at Stalingrad

Why did the Third Reich lose Stalingrad battle? There were plenty of reasons for this, one of them was a complete failure of Stalingrad airlift operation. The reasons for this failure and their catastrophic consequences are presented in this article…
Mamayev Hill - the dominant height of Russia

Mamayev Hill - the dominant height of Russia

The battle for Stalingrad lasted 200 days and nights, 135 of which were for Mamayev Hill. Mamayev Hill, rising over a central part of the city, was the most important link of the defense system of Stalingrad front, because it let the one who control its height take control not only over the city, but over the Volga crossing as well.
Rossoshka is a military memorial cemetery of the battle of Stalingrad

Rossoshka is a military memorial cemetery of the battle of Stalingrad

The village of Rossoshka and the surroundings is a land soaked in blood, which saw scads of crippled fates. In 1942, there was a Soviet prison camp, and in 1943 there was a cemetery for German servicemen here. Now we have here a large military memorial cemetery for the soldiers of both the once opposing parties...
Pitomnik Airfield - the last hope of the 6th Army

Pitomnik Airfield - the last hope of the 6th Army

Pitomnik Airfield is known to everyone who has ever read about the Stalingrad battle. It’s the main airfield where all the supply of German troops came to, all the wounded were taken out of here. After having lost “Pitomnik” Paulus’s army supply practically ended.
Gumrak Airfield is a hell of Stalingrad Pocket

Gumrak Airfield is a hell of Stalingrad Pocket

At the end of 1942, at the beginning of 1943, a terrible tragedy happened on the western outskirts of Stalingrad near Gumrak Airfield, which killed the last hopes of survival of the 6th Army of Gen Friedrich Paulus from the Stalingrad pocket. The German survivors of Stalingrad told that events occurring in the pocket near Gumrak Airfield can be definitely called hell on earth.
The story of one Norwegian

The story of one Norwegian

In the first photo, dated 1942, the Norwegian volunteer SS Hans Christian Romerud holds in his hands the skull of a soldier of the red army, from which, according to eyewitnesses, was going to make a candle holder or ashtray. This place is North Karelia (USSR).In the next photo, already skull of Romerud, discovered on 25 June 2006, 62 years after his death.
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