Stalingrad: Victory on the Volga (Images of War)

By Nik Cornish

The Soviet victory over the Germans at Stalingrad was once decisive for the conflict at the jap entrance and for the second one international warfare as a complete, and the tale of the lengthy, sour conflict at the banks of the Volga has interested historians ever in view that. whereas it's been the topic of numerous histories, memoirs and eyewitness debts, the grueling truth of the conflict at the flooring, within the shattered streets and constructions of town, has hardly ever been recorded photographically.

The nice power of Nik Cornish's number of unforgettable photos is in its scale. He files each point of the struggling with - the dreadful stipulations continued by way of the warriors, the jagged define of the ruined urban, the harrowing day-by-day regimen of highway battling and close-quarter strive against, the casualties and the lifeless, and the conflict at the back of the traces - the great attempt made by way of the Germans and the Soviets to maintain their males in what had develop into a struggle to the demise. yet probably so much memorable of all, the pictures supply us glimpses of the lives and deaths of squaddies on each side who participated in a single of the main poor battles in heritage.

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