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Stalingrad Battlefields !!

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    Over the last ten years or so I have been fortunate enough to visit Stalingrad on a number of occasions involved in or guiding Battlefield Tours and have posted some photos on various areas of the site.

    Much can still be seen of one of the greatest battles in History if you know where to look and the vastness of the Russian steppe and the conflict which happened here is still something to take the breath away.

    As such I will post a few photographs from my tours to give you an idea of and a feel for the city now.

    If anyone is interested in visiting Stalingrad please contact me,

    Regards

    Paul


    23/8/1942 First view of the Volga for the Aufk Abt of 16 Panzer Divison at Rynok .
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    The Don crossing at Kalach , the Don steppe towards Stalingrad in the distance.

    Memorials on the Don heights to
    Soviet units who put up such fierce resistance to prevent the German advance in August 1942.
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Memorials on the Don Steppe to commemorate the fighting to defend Stalingrad it'self at Sukhaya Mechetka gully where now stands the Soldiers Field memorial and Hill 137.5.
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    By early September 48 Panzer Korps have attacked Stalingrad from the southern Kalmuk Steppe and fighting is going around the famous Grain silo and the Southern rail station.

    A Statue of a Soviet marine now stands guard outside the Silo.
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Locations in the city centre , evidence of the Battle is everywhere !!
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul, one of your tours to Stalingrad is definitely on my bucket list. I bet it's kind of chilling to enter the city, knowing the savage history of the battles fought there. I can't even imagine walking the path of the soldiers near the tractor factory, Pavlov's house, the Central Station. The list goes on and on. As I said before, you're living the dream my friend. More, more, please post more pictures! I guess you were posting more pictures as I was typing this. I'd still love to see as much as you can post.

    Take care,
    Jay

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    Thanks Jay , the last picture i posted is one of two monuments outside the main entrance to the central station.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    The church at Golobinskya on the west bank of the Don , location of 6th Armee HQ prior to the 19th Nov 1942.

    Don crossing and German rear area for the Stalingrad fighting at Vertyachy , also the site of a Concentration camp.
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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    incredible , i would love to go see for my self cheers ian

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    i would love to go and i reckon my dad would also, his wife is russian and were both military mad.
    do your tours cater for disabled?
    he would need proper handles on toilet and bath

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