31 January 2012

Deep Snow trenches Stalingrad WW2

You can find lots of photo's of the long battle at Stalingrad but I find its hard to find ones that show the true horror of the cold that killed so many troops. Temperatures on -30c were not uncommon and men had to spend weeks in the open with little rations avoiding tank and bullets raining down on them. 1000's if not 10,000s died due to the cold. How about spending a week in the trench above with leaky boots, worn out uniform and wet gloves?

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