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Liquid Fire – “Life and Fate” – Vasily Grossman

April 4th, 2012 · No Comments · Description, Writing, WW2

During a German artillery attack on the right bank of the Volga during the Battle of Stalingrad: Suddenly he realised what had happened: the oil-tanks were on fire. Flaming oil was streaming past towards the Volga. It seemed impossible to escape from the liquid fire. It leaped up, humming and crackling, from the streams of […]

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The Cost of Stalingrad – “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943” – Antony Beevor

February 29th, 2012 · No Comments · Communism, Extremism, War, WW2

The Soviet authorities executed around 13,500 of their own soldiers at Stalingrad – equivalent to more than a whole division of troops. That the Soviet regime was almost as unforgiving towards its own soldiers as towards the enemy is demonstrated by the total figure of 13,500 executions, both summary and judicial, during the battle of […]

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