Rare color photos of the German offensive on Stalingrad

Rare color photos of the German offensive on Stalingrad

This article shows very rare and unique color photos of the German offensive in Stalingrad in November 1942.

Hans Eckle, a Chief Corporal  of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division, took a large number of color photographs during the attack on Stalingrad and in the city itself. He was seriously wounded during the fighting in the encirclement and at the end of November 1942 was evacuated from the boiler.

In the first photo war photo in color German soldiers in a shelter near the school building number 3 in the factory district of Stalingrad. Probably, in the frame there are soldiers of the 578th infantry (from 15.10.1942 grenadier) regiment, in which the author of the photograph served. In the foreground is an 81 mm mortar (8 cm Granatwerfer 34).

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

View from the position of German soldiers on the explosions on the eastern bank of the Volga. The place of shooting is the village of Kuporosny.

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

View of the destroyed Stalingrad in September 1942. In the background is the elevator building held by the Red Army in the city center.

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

View of the destroyed houses in the German-occupied area of Stalingrad.

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

German self-propelled gun StuG III at the ruins of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant.

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo. StuG III

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

Soldiers of the 9th company under the command of Lieutenant Klaus Vogt of the 578th infantry regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht infantry division near the ruins of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant.

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

The ruins of the southern outskirts of Stalingrad in October 1942.

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German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

German soldiers in Stalingrad. Color photo

Photo of the soldier of the 578th Infantry Regiment of the 305th Wehrmacht Infantry Division Hans Eckle

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