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The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.




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Series cast summary:
Albrecht Appelt Albrecht Appelt ...  Self 3 episodes, 2003
Gerhard Dengler Gerhard Dengler ...  Self 3 episodes, 2003
Luzia Kollak Luzia Kollak ...  Self 3 episodes, 2003
Hans Rostewitz Hans Rostewitz ...  Self 3 episodes, 2003
Heinz Thomas Heinz Thomas ...  Self 3 episodes, 2003
Bob van Tol Bob van Tol ...  Dutch commentary 3 episodes, 2003
Winrich Behr Winrich Behr ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Lew Bezymenskij Lew Bezymenskij ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Raissa Galtschenko Raissa Galtschenko ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Manfred Gusovius Manfred Gusovius ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Fjodor Iltschenko Fjodor Iltschenko ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Heinz Kreutz Heinz Kreutz ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Günter Mai Günter Mai ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Heinz Martin Heinz Martin ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Hans Mroczinski Hans Mroczinski ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Horst Rocholl Horst Rocholl ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Günter Schröder Günter Schröder ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Hans-Erdmann Schönbeck Hans-Erdmann Schönbeck ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Doris Sicker Doris Sicker ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Wolf-Dietrich von Schenk zu Tautenburg Wolf-Dietrich von Schenk zu Tautenburg ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003
Ferdinand Wiedemeyer Ferdinand Wiedemeyer ...  Self 2 episodes, 2003


The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

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During the 3 episodes a number of letters are read by the narrator and some actors in order to portray different soldiers and civilians from both sides. But in fact, all the excerpts came from letters of German soldiers. The nationality of some people who wrote the letters and sometimes even the gender had been changed. See more »

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Very good documentary with eye witnesses
1 January 2004 | by absynthSee all my reviews

This documentary gives very good insight in the battle of Stalingrad, the gruesome city combat and the blockade of the sixth german army. However, it is not for history buffs or strategic experts, as it focuses on personal experiences and the stories of some of the last living participants in this turning point of the second world war.

Written by one of the precursors for popular history shows on german Network TV, Guido Knopp, the pattern for the three-part show is similar to his other releases: archive footage of the actual events is combined with testimonies of former soldiers or other participants of the war.

This gives the documentary a very personal note, with some of the german soldiers, now well in their eighties, bursting into tears while remembering their rescue from the encircled city. This first-hand report of the cruelties of war is what leaves viewers touched.

From what I know, this documentary is available in German only and is contained as an extra DVD to the 1993 movie "Stalingrad" by Joseph Vilsmair.

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German | Russian

Release Date:

2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalingrad - Der Angriff, der Kessel, der Untergang See more »

Filming Locations:

Volgograd, Russia


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EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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