The terrain immediately surrounding the city of Stalingrad covering some 60,000 square miles became the focal point for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, involving some one million or more men, 2,000 tanks, 25,000 artillery pieces, and 2,300 aircraft.
The German advance on Stalingrad began on 17 July 1942, with von Paulus' 6.Armee taking the city in October and eventually encircled by the superior Soviet forces. The Germans lost some 205,000 men in the Stalingrad pocket. Some 91,000 remaining troops were captured when Paulus finally surrendered on 1 February 1943. According to some unofficial figures, the Soviet losses were more than 350,000 men lost, killed and wounded.
This book consists of photos depicting Russian soldiers fighting in and around Stalingrad. A wealth of information is focused on Soviet uniform, weapons and equipment used during this period of time. Ronald Volstad, the world renowned artist for WWII figures, brings us 4 superb color plates featuring the Soviet soldiers in 1942-1943. A good source of reference for collectors and modelers interested in the Soviet Army.