A Stalingrad! That name/word has a very special meaning to a hundred of millions of people all over the world. Bravery, heroics on unimaginable scale, the place where Germans had lost their war! We can go on and on but it won’t be enough to describe what that city means for most of former “Soviet” people.
I stumbled upon some very old Life magazine pictures. In April 1947, foreign journalists were able to visit in Stalingrad and capture the city in this post-war year.
Hope you can understand, looking on them, what went on there just after the war!
Foreign correspondents help push the bus, who met them at the airport outside the city and got stuck in the mud as they crossed the place of past battles.
Col. Vladimir Denchenko accompanies foreign correspondents around the city.
People in Stalingrad going about their daily business.
Journalists looked at the destroyed buildings in the city center.
German prisoners worked on the restoration of the train station.
Children played among the ruins.
Women mixed lime and a solution for the reconstruction of destroyed buildings.
People were walking among the ruins.
Skin and Steel Works “Red October” 90% destroyed during the war, now reconstructed and running at almost full capacity.
“Dzerzhinsky” tractor plant. Many German prisoners work at the plant.
Horse-drawn carts on the streets.
Camels were also used in horse-drawn carts.
Families living in the basement of his former home.
The wooden building, which acts as a temporary station in war-torn Stalingrad.
A column of German prisoners on the street.
Children of Stalingrad.
The audience at a concert in the Stalingrad theater.