Damaged buildings in southern Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Sep 1942, photo 1 of 2

Caption   Damaged buildings in southern Stalingrad, Russia, 23 Sep 1942, photo 1 of 2 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 169-0882
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Photos on Same Day 23 Sep 1942
Photos at Same Place Stalingrad, Russia
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 8 Oct 2009

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Mark Prange says:
3 May 2013 11:00:16 PM

This (flopped) image is from about 400 meters downstream of the railroad bridge (between Stations 1 & 2) across Tsaritsa Creek, looking down Tsaritsa Gully toward the Volga.

2. Mark Prange says:
5 May 2013 08:39:04 AM

These ruins and bridges can be seen in aerial photographs of Stalingrad. --Online at "Stalingrad Aerial Scans":

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3. Mark Prange says:
5 May 2013 01:04:00 PM

The camera was near:

48° 42' 22" N
044° 30' 02" E.
4. Mark Prange says:
5 May 2013 02:07:54 PM

Conical-roofed tower of the "German castle" could be seen in the distance.
5. Mark Prange says:
7 May 2013 09:21:02 PM

Looking at it again, I think the camera was nearer:

48° 42' 24" N
044° 30' 02"
6. Mark Prange says:
8 May 2013 11:12:59 AM

48° 42' 24" N
044° 30' 10" E

I'll let you know more certainly when I am on site!
7. Mark Prange says:
6 Jan 2014 03:03:27 PM

One of Chuikov's first headquarters in Stalingrad, the Tsaritsyn bunker, was in this (Tsaritsa) gorge--dug into these sunlit bluffs, just outside the frame of view. A path at the near end of the small bridge led toward it.
8. Mark Prange says:
13 Feb 2014 07:12:57 AM

Mistake--the Tsaritsyn Bunker used by Chuikov was in a bluff near Pushkinskaia Street. That street is not far beyond (the conical-roofed spire of) the German castle seen here in the distance.
9. Paul Bummel says:
8 Jun 2020 07:19:31 PM

Fascinating. I know it's been a long time since you posted, but if you're still around I would love to grab a pint and chat about this in person, you seem really knowledgeable.

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