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Smoke rising from various districts of Stalingrad, Russia, Oct 1942, photo 2 of 5

Caption   Smoke rising from various districts of Stalingrad, Russia, Oct 1942, photo 2 of 5 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-J17737
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Battle of Stalingrad   Main article  Photos  
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Photos on Same Day 2 Oct 1942
Photos at Same Place Stalingrad, Russia
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 20 Dec 2009

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Mark Prange says:
16 Mar 2013 05:18:51 PM

Looking southeast at two gullies and rail line west of the Barrikady factory. Smoke and dust obscures the gully in the foreground; the explosion on the left is in or very near the northerly gully; the other gully is three blocks south (up and right in the picture), just this side of the wavy street.
2. Mark Prange says:
16 Mar 2013 07:08:36 PM

Correction: these gullies are west of the Red October factory--not the Barrikady factory.
3. Mark Prange says:
7 Apr 2013 07:10:00 AM

In the Modern Day Location map, what is pinpointed is the northern factory grounds of the Red October steel mill. But the area in the photo is in the housing west-northwest of the mill, where there are two gullies. Red October is just out of view to the upper left of the photo. The rail line is not there anymore. When the Red October mill was attacked in earnest part of the German attack was from this neighborhood; in this sector the advance was blocked by Soviet soldiers fighting from behind, on, and under the train.
4. Mark Prange says:
7 Apr 2013 11:49:07 AM

Online at "Stalingrad Aerial Scans" the gullies can be seen. Select GX1915SD-876.

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