The battle for the Red October factory canteen

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Mark Prange November 13, 2014 at 4:16 am

[Another view of the long building of the Cannery is at the “stalingrad-info” website. Scroll down to its “Wartime photos….” heading, and go to the photos from “Signal” magazine: it is the 2nd photo].

Mark Prange February 21, 2014 at 10:29 pm

[Mistake–In the 1st photo, the creek seen emptying into the Volga is not the Tsaritsa–it is the El’Shanka. It separates Stalingrad from Minin].

Editor February 11, 2014 at 5:35 pm


many thanks for the extra detail


Mark Prange February 11, 2014 at 3:19 pm

1st photo. In Stalingrad South–September 1942. The Tsaritsa Creek is about midway across the frame; it empties into the Volga. Smoke pours out of the cannery. Flares are fired by German troops. At lower right is the Volga-Don Railway. The grain elevator and silos are out of view to the lower right of the photo.

2nd photo. –View from the slopes of Mamayev Kurgan of part of Stalingrad Center. Some terrace-like countouring of the slopes can be seen. A (metalworking?) factory is near the base of the hill. –Oil storage tanks near the Volga and Dolgii Creek. Among the buildings at right is the smokestack of the Grudinin flour mill; Pavlov’s House is (the left) one of the pair of buildings near it at right.

3rd photo. The barracks and administration buildings of the Stalingrad flight school. –More than a kilometer west of Mamayev Kurgan. Three of the buildingsa are still standing in 2014: the building at lower right with the light-colored roof, the E-shaped building at middle left, and another with a light-colored roof near the top, a little left. The ruined central building looks like a theater or auditorium.

4th photo. –Some of the south slopes of Mamayev Kurgan. The two main tributaries of Dolgii Creek converge toward a bridge culvert near the smoke.

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