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(Yahoo)   The city that was Tsaritsyn for a long time, then Stalingrad, then Volgograd, is once again Stalingrad, but only for 5 days a year   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 13
    More: Interesting, Stalingrad, Wehrmacht, Red Army, geographical renaming  
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2013-01-31 02:08:58 PM
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I was at the war memorial in Stalingrad and some guy asked me to take his photo in front of it. He was a grizzly old Russian. i guess he was a soldier or conscript. Anyhow, he was in the frame but kind of blurry so I asked him to take one step back. As soon as he did, some old commissar appeared and shot him.

But it was a hell of a great photo.
2013-01-31 02:16:58 PM
3 votes:

Odd Bird: This is not Kiev
This is not Leningrad
This is STALINGRAD, it carries the name of the Boss.


Springsteengrad?
2013-01-31 11:33:39 AM
3 votes:
And it's nobody's business but the Russians.
2013-01-31 02:36:53 PM
1 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-01-31 02:07:40 PM
1 votes:

All2morrowsparTs: Slaxl: nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.

Now you've done it. Listen... you hear that? Thats the sound of 800 comments coming, debating the role of each individual nation on both sides of the conflict. And none of them right.

If it wasn't for Luxemborg...


The Nukaluk tribe in the remote highlands of Papua-New Guinea were vital to the Allies victory. They ate a lot of Japanese pilots. Sure, they ate some Americans and Australians too. But they ate more Japanese, and without that effort, the Japanese would own San Francisco.
2013-01-31 02:06:23 PM
1 votes:
Germany never had a chance to winn WWII, even without the USSR.  No matter what, by Aug 1945 the US/UK have nuclear weapons.
2013-01-31 01:55:27 PM
1 votes:

d23: What?  No "Istanbul not Constantinople" references yet?

You're failing, Fark.

snark


Did you miss the very first thing typed in this thread?
2013-01-31 01:48:44 PM
1 votes:

Ow! That was my feelings!: Man, I bet that is an ugly city today. Completely destroyed in WWII and rebuilt in the Soviet 'style'.


Brutalism everywhere.

Just in case the Germans try to invade again.
2013-01-31 01:45:21 PM
1 votes:

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


Without the Soviets? Easy.  Stalin was incredibly incompetent in matters of strategy and his pruges of the his officer corps left him with a nigh-incompetent fighting force at the beginning of the war.   Without Russia?  No chance.  The landmass and population Mother Russia was a great black hole that sucked in the entire Wehrmacht and bogged it down, and Old Man Winter in all its Russian glory was the executioner.
2013-01-31 01:42:38 PM
1 votes:
Well, Istanbul was once Constantinople...
2013-01-31 12:45:30 PM
1 votes:

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


They were the ones who saved us from the Nazi.

Or perhaps Hitler was trying to save us from Stalin!

Did ya ever think of that, history?? Huh?
2013-01-31 12:38:15 PM
1 votes:
"Those cannot be your only shoes. What am I saying? It's Russia. People probably come from miles around just to get their picture taken in those. "
2013-01-31 12:20:55 PM
1 votes:

nekom: To be fair, it was a pretty damned epic battle.  Hard to imagine an allied victory in WW2 without the Soviets.


Now you've done it. Listen... you hear that? Thats the sound of 800 comments coming, debating the role of each individual nation on both sides of the conflict. And none of them right.
 
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