Russian soldier with PPSh-41 submachine gun guarding a wounded young German prisoner of war, Stalingrad, Russia, Jan 1943

Caption   Russian soldier with PPSh-41 submachine gun guarding a wounded young German prisoner of war, Stalingrad, Russia, Jan 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 183-E0406-0022-011
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Battle of Stalingrad   Main article  Photos  
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Feb 2009

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
3 Apr 2011 11:11:00 AM


Is this Russian soldier showing mercy or pity
upon this German soldier, who looks tried, beaten even wounded.
Did both of these men survive to return home?

Could you have been able to capture an enemy
who earlier might have been killing your own comrades? Could you become Judge, Jury and
A soldier never knows, until he's faced with such a situation.
2. Anonymous says:
30 Apr 2017 08:48:09 PM

Anybody ever identify who this or other soldiers in these Stalingrad photos were? A few officers were recognized in photos, but the ordinary enlisted men from Stalingrad mostly perished anonymously. This photo particularly stands out because the German soldier is very identifiable - had his parents ever come across this photo they could easily have recognized him - and very young. Just wondering if he or other anonymous landsers were ever recognized in these photos by their families.

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