January 31, 2003

STALINGRAD RAILYARDS

The main railway station in Stalingrad seems nothing more than a
mass of twisted wreckage three weeks after the city was beseiged
by the German 6th Army (this photo was taken November 26,
1942), but appearances can be deceiving. Russian engineers and
civilian yard workers were able to keep the tracks repaired so that
the beleagured Red Army could continue to receive guns and
supplies. Note the new artillery pieces on the intact cars in the
background. AP WirePhoto, from the Webmaster's collection.