Stalingrad symbolises many things: the ideological clash between
Nazism and Communism, the battle of wills between Hitler and
Stalin, and the absolute fortitude of the Soviet people. In most
people s minds, however, it represents the savagery, folly and
utter waste of urban combat, a city where dozens of lives were
readily exchanged for a ruined building. And nowhere did this
senselessness manifest itself more than in the Barrikady Gun
Factory and its... more...