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Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

Article about: by Sebastien I have not the metal detector I am feeling my ass where to dig Right now I have eyes, hands, feet and my spade is all that I use in my hobby

  1. #1361


    The Badgers Union would be most displeased!

  2. #1362


    The best help for me this maps from battle of Stalingrad, aerial photos of the Luftwaffe, documents and schemas...

    Here for example: not advertising map of Stalingrad

    I have no money for this map, but now I have photos this rare map.

    I have already said that we can do this thread together...

    I have the opportunity to dig here in Stalingrad, may be you have the opportunity to find archives and tell me interesting places ...

    With each passing day it is very difficult to find cool places where I can dig ...
    Last edited by Sebastien; 02-05-2014 at 08:37 AM.

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    the 2nd February was a landmark day...

    71 years ago the 6th Army of Wehrmacht was destroyed by the Red Army in Stalingrad...

    I've long wanted to publish a story about Mamaev Kurgan (hill)...

    on the Internet I found many interesting maps and aerial photographs of the Luftwaffe. And now you can better understand the situation with my walks last summer...

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    Quote by Sebastien View Post
    Mamaev Kurgan
    For sure the name of the city and 'Mamaev Kurgan' will echo through time.

    I look forward to you publishing the story.

  5. #1365


    Quote by Sebastien View Post
    Yesterday night ... Mamaev Hill ...

    I found the position of the German machine gunner ...

    Nothing interesting, only shells ... hundreds of shells...

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    The first photo shows how close to hill I am living
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    This 3D model shows where there was position of the German machine gunner

    The yellow line is the front line. On the right the Red Army and the left was Wehrmacht

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    This is a modern photo from the plane...
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    This maps and you can see the situation on the Mamaev Kurgan in September-December 1942...
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    Most excellent pics. Very illustrative. Thanks for taking the time to post them.

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    This aerial photography and here you can see the marks that I made.

    You can see that the German machine gunner was next to the railway bridge (railway Stalingrad-Moscow).

    This positions the 516 Infantry Regiment (295 Infantry Division General Korfes).

    left Metiz Factory there fought Vassili Zaitsev (284 Rifle Division, Colonel Batiuk).

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    This is a photo I did summer 2013.
    I'm standing on a railway bridge.
    Ahead of me, you can see what was behind his back the German machine gunner.

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    This is a photo I'm standing near the MG position. You can see the hole and fresh soil.
    In this photo you can see arc of fire for the German machine gunner. As you can see it was the most important railway bridge.

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    In this photo, the eastern slope of Mamaev Kurgan. You see it is very high and steep. As the photo just looked at him a German machine gunner ... obvious that this slope was in the German zone...

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    This photo was taken in February 1943. Russian photographer made a good photo.
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    Great photos Andrey! Thank you!

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    Good work Andrey , maybe a then and now thread could be your next venture !!
    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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    thanks andrey! pretty cool pics and maps!! man your lucky to live near there.

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