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A German soldier in Stalingrad, Russia, Nov 1942; note silver badge on his chest

Caption     A German soldier in Stalingrad, Russia, Nov 1942; note silver badge on his chest ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archives
Identification Code   Bild 183-R1222-501
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1. Gregg Heilman says:
27 Dec 2009 08:38:41 PM

I purchased a copy of this movie only because it tells a story we all need to know about.

It does not glorify war, it shows it for what it is.

I read the director used actual experiences to put an entire movie together. This was done with Das Boot in the past.

There was proof enough for me when a young Russian Infantry man is advancing the German Fox holes. A loud bright blast is heard and seen. The Germans look out of their fox hole and in front of them is a Russian cut clean off at the waste. His legs are laying out in front of him and he screams until his blood is gone. I read this account in a book called the Siege of Stalingrad years ago. But to see it on film and know it actually took place was something I will not forget soon.

It was made by Germans and was not allowed to be released in Germany for sometime after it came out.

Stalingrad (1993)

Joseph Vilsmaier

J├╝rgen B├╝scher (writer)
Johannes Heide (writer)

View company contact information for Stalingrad on IMDbPro.

Release Date:
21 January 1993 (Germany)

Drama | War more

Bis zum letzten Mann... (Till the last man)

A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through...

Stalingrad | German | Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination more
(Cast overview, first billed only)

Dominique Horwitz
... Obergefreiter Fritz Reiser

Thomas Kretschmann
... Lt. Hans von Witzland

Jochen Nickel
... Unteroffizier Manfred Rohleder

Sebastian Rudolph
... GeGe M├╝ller

Dana Vávrová
... Irina

Martin Benrath
... Gen. Hentz

Sylvester Groth
... Otto

Karel Hermánek
... Capt. Hermann Musk

Heinz Emigholz
... Edgar Emigholz

Ferdinand Schuster
... Double Edgar

Oliver Broumis
... HGM

Dieter Okras
... Capt. Haller

Zdenek Vencl
... W├Âlk

Mark Kuhn
... Sgt. Pfl├╝ger

Thorsten Bolloff
... Feldmann

2. Anonymous says:
18 Oct 2010 06:46:28 AM

The badge is a silver infantry badge worth about 400 dollars.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
18 Dec 2010 04:41:10 PM

This German soldier has been in the field too
long without rest. Photograph dosen't show
his rank, but he has been awarded the Infantry Assault Badge looks like its silver
in color.

Taken part in three or more Infantry Assaults
Infantry counter-attacks, Reconnaissance
operations and Hand-to-hand Combat.

Taken part in three or more Motorized Infantry Assaults, Reconnaissance, Three or
more counter-attacks.

"Look into an Infantrymen's eyes, and you can
tell how much war he has seen"

-Bill Mauldin 1944-

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