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!

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

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.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Col. Vladimir Denchenko accompanies foreign correspondents around the city.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

People in Stalingrad going about their daily business.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Journalists looked at the destroyed buildings in the city center.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

German prisoners worked on the restoration of the train station.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Children played among the ruins.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Women mixed lime and a solution for the reconstruction of destroyed buildings.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

People were walking among the ruins.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Skin and Steel Works “Red October” 90% destroyed during the war, now reconstructed and running at almost full capacity.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Factory workers.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

“Dzerzhinsky” tractor plant. Many German prisoners work at the plant.

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Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Horse-drawn carts on the streets.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Camels were also used in horse-drawn carts.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Families living in the basement of his former home.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

The wooden building, which acts as a temporary station in war-torn Stalingrad.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

A column of German prisoners on the street.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Children of Stalingrad.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

The audience at a concert in the Stalingrad theater.

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE

Postwar Ctalingrad eyes of journalists LIFE


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