Generally we assume everyone in Stalingrad was low on ammo, hungry and dug in a bunker/building somewhere for months on end. Its nice to see these hardy soldiers tooled up and ready for action. Maybe fresh from home coming to the front, tool kits in front and hand held grenades around the waste, saying that they look a bit unhappy..
22 August 2012
6 October 2011
A farewell in Leningrad, in the spring of 1942. The German Siege of Leningrad caused widespread starvation among citizens, and lack of medical supplies and facilities made illnesses and injuries far more deadly. Some 1.5 million soldiers and civilians died in Leningrad during the siege - nearly the same number were evacuated, and many of them did not survive the trip due to starvation, illness, or bombing.