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Stalingrad Pocket | PDF | 100 Pages | 15 Mb

Stalingrad Pocket

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In the summer of 1941, the might of German military adventurism rolled east into the Soviet Union, catching the Russians completely by surprise. Entire swathes of territory fell to the Nazis. The Russians lost 3,000 planes on the very first day of the invasion alone. By the summer of 1942, the Germans were deep in Russia but none of the important cities had fallen. Moscow and Leningrad, under siege, held on. In the south, Russia’s third city, Stalingrad, came under attack. A spectacular battle began here, epitomizing the most complicated of the human condition: betrayal, courage, sacrifice and stupidity. The fighting became a symbol of the titanic contest between Hitler and Stalin, committing nearly two million men and women in a struggle that would decide the future of the war on the Eastern Front.

Includes: 13 Maps/Aerial Photos, orders of battle for both sides and +50 photographs.



32 responses to “Stalingrad

  1. Mark Prange June 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    The (π-shaped) Kommissarhaus is entirely outside rectangle 3; it is the light-colored building left and down from the rectangle’s lower left corner.

    The Pharmacy is (a somewhat ╝-shaped building) almost entirely below rectangle 2.

    Skul’pturny Park is the park with some trees–a little north (cater-corner) of where it is labeled here.

    • Akhil Kadidal June 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm

      Thanks for the information, Mark. I appreciate it.

      I’ll verify and try to update the map as soon as possible. Many of these locations were checked with an expert and cross-checked with period German maps (which are sadly, not infallible).

      The debate about precisely where some buildings were located, continues.

      • Mark Prange June 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        The Kommissarhaus is sometimes misidentified as the �k-shaped house which is in that immediate area today. That is not the Kommissarhaus. The Kommissarhaus was demolished decades after the War. Where it was is now a lot overgrown with grass and bushes.

        But in aerial photos which are enlarged enough it is an obvious �k-shaped building.

      • MARK PRANGE September 5, 2021 at 11:53 pm

        The Pharmacy is correctly shown within rectangle 2.

        The Kommissarhaus is between rectangles 2 and 3. A post-Battle aerial photo of Barrikady factory shows the distinct shape of the Kommissarhaus.

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  3. Mark Prange August 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Rynok is the next village upstream of where the label indicates.

  4. Chris Cutts December 29, 2014 at 11:46 am

    This is amazing. Thank you!

  5. grantdyck June 29, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Invaluable collection of information – thank you for your blog, and for making the pdf available. Your work is incredible! I’m building a 1:285 scale version of Stalingrad for wargaming, and will be referring to your maps to make my campaign come to life.

    Thank you!

  6. Jörn Jaschkowitz December 20, 2015 at 6:40 am

    is this possible to get a book for me.i´m a german historian.
    a note ….the 34.inf.-div. never fight in stalingrad !!!!!
    thanx for help in advance….regards…joshua

    • Akhil Kadidal December 27, 2015 at 6:15 am

      Hi, very sorry for the late response, but the holiday season has been hectic. The only version of the book available is the digital version on the website.

      I can’t recollect a thing about the 34th Division at the moment. I’ll have to investigate further (when I have free time) before I can respond.

      I appreciate your interest. Thanks!

      • Jörn Jaschkowitz December 28, 2015 at 5:07 am

        nevermind…i only mean your illustration paint map stalingrad 1942 on your website…it shows on H : infantrie division 34… maybe you mean the 297 or 371 infantrie division.they fight there…i´m sure it is a missprint.
        i only want to tell,because correct facts are important to tell history.
        have a good time…regards…joshua

      • Akhil Kadidal December 28, 2015 at 7:35 am


        I did some quick checking and you are absolutely right. The 34th Division was never at Stalingrad, and its appearance in the panoramic map is obviously a mistake. In fact, the ‘I’ marker should read 29th Mot. Division, and the “H’ tag should instead read 14th Pz Division. Damned silly blunder on my part.

        Thanks you very much for the error check. Appreciate it!

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  8. gersonvmjr November 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Excellent!!! Wonderful job!

  9. Bill Bird November 24, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Lovely work 🙂

    a small correction: The book published by George Orwell in 1945 was Animal Farm

    • Akhil Kadidal November 23, 2017 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks! What did I write? Silly of me. I’ll go back and correct it today. Correction: I wonder if I had been thinking of National Lampoon’s “Animal House” when I made that error.

  10. Chris Hanley December 4, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    My school English Literature would have been a lot less depressing if we had to study Animal House.

    Animal Farm, Jude The Obscure and Hamlet. What a delightful trio…

    Great work Akhil, a resource that will be plundered.

  11. Anonymous May 12, 2020 at 8:04 am

    This is definitely a great webpage with so much valuable information. However, I believe there are some mistakes in the ‘central’ part. Red Square should be renamed as the ‘Square of Fallen Fighters’ and the picture should be changed into the actual photograph of the square. Since the current one is a picture of the original ‘Children’s Khorovod’ fountain (aka Barmaley fountain) that was located in front of the Railway Station No.1.

  12. Damien Veatch (@Damien_Veatch) November 17, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Mr. Kadidal, I’m reading a series on Stalingrad and was looking for some good maps to reference. These are just fantastic! Great narrative and absolutely the most detailed, useful maps I have found. Thank you so much for creating this resource.

  13. Anonymous September 12, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    I am writing a couple of modules around Pavlov’s house and some other elements of the same space. Your document is amazing. Thank you so much for putting this together.

  14. Mark August 29, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    On the photo showing MAMAYEV HILL, site no. 8 is Metiz Zavod where nuts and bolts were made.

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