The battle of Stalingrad

It is 70 years since German troops lost their battle to take the Soviet industrial city. They had spent a harsh Russian winter fighting from house to house on starvation rations. Eventually they were cut off from their supply lines and forced to surrender.

Photo: Red Army troops in Stalingrad, January 1943. Keystone/Getty Images.

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