Soviet soldier in makeshift boots, Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Feb 1943

Caption   Soviet soldier in makeshift boots, Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Feb 1943 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   604297
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Battle of Stalingrad   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 1 Feb 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 17 Apr 2012
Licensing  Creative Commons



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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
14 Mar 2013 04:49:50 PM

German--not Russian--soldier in makeshift boots.
2. Anonymous says:
22 Mar 2014 02:58:41 PM

I have a hypothesis about this photograph... I think it correlates to a concluding section of one of the World at War episodes... in that short piece of film, a surrendered German soldier is pictured wearing similar footwear and then the camera pans up and back while he walks off into the blowing snowdrifts... I think that this photo shows (if you examine it closely) the rotating lenses (on the right side of the image) of a motion picture camera... The man pointing with the stick may be directing the camera man to begin the shot of the man's footwear. What do you think?
3. Anonymous says:
28 Oct 2014 09:01:41 PM

Looks like he is checking if there's no gun in the German soldier boots.

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