Battle of Stalingrad in popular culture

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The Battle of Stalingrad (1942–43), a battle on the Eastern Front of World War II, often regarded as the single largest and bloodiest battle in the history of warfare,[1] and one of the most decisive battles of World War II,[2] has inspired a number of media works.


Documentary films[edit]

  • Stalingrad (1943), a Soviet film shot during the battle
  • The Great Battle on the Volga (Velikaya bitva na Volge), using archive footage taken by 150 Soviet cameramen during the battle, released in 1962[3]
  • "Stalingrad". The World at War. (June 1942 – February 1943)
  • "Deadliest Battle". Secrets of The Dead. PBS.

Fiction films[edit]


Board games[edit]

Video games[edit]




  • Michael K. Jones - Stalingrad: How the Red Army Triumphed. Pen & Sword Military, 19 April 2007
  • Antony Beevor - Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943. New York: Viking, 1998. An overall perspective of the battle. Noted for its extensive use of first-hand accounts.
  • Viktor Nekrasov - In trenches of Stalingrad (Виктор Некрасов "В окопах Сталинграда")
  • Last Letters from Stalingrad (German: Letzte Briefe aus Stalingrad), an anthology of letters from German soldiers who took part in the Battle for Stalingrad during World War II. Originally published in West Germany in 1950, the book was translated into many languages (into English by Anthony G. Powell in 1956), and has been issued in numerous editions.




Concert music[edit]

Stage productions[edit]

  • The play Stalingrad 1942[19] was presented by Theatre Formation Paribartak of India in 2006[20]

Medal art[edit]

  • 1985 table medal issued for the 40th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. The obverse of the medal depicts a battle scene in Stalingrad with the fire-rescue boat "Gasitel" in the foreground and burning Stalingrad in the background. On the reverse of the medal there is the inscription "40 years of the victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War"; the medal was made by casting zinc alloy. It has a diameter of 98 mm and a weight of 450 g.
    Medal Stalingrad - boat Gasitel.jpg


  1. ^ Luhn, Alec (8 June 2014). "Stalingrad name may return to city in wave of second world war patriotism". The Guardian; the Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2015.
  2. ^ Taylor, A.J.P. (1998). The Second World War and its Aftermath, Volume IV. Folio Society. p. 142.
  3. ^ The Great Battle on the Volga on IMDb
  4. ^ Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? on IMDb
  5. ^ Stalingrad (1990) on IMDb
  6. ^ Stalingrad (1993) on IMDb
  7. ^ Enemy at the Gates on IMDb
  8. ^ Why gaming's latest take on war is so offensive to Russians. Polygon (2013-07-25). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  9. ^ Company of Heroes 2 sales stopped in Russia. PCGamesN (2013-08-06). Retrieved on 2013-09-18.
  10. ^ Valestap (2009-01-31), STALINGRADO - StormySix, retrieved 2017-08-19
  11. ^ MissUrquinaona (2013-02-13), Banda Bassotti - Stalingrado, retrieved 2017-08-19
  12. ^ GioSkaRocksteady (2012-07-22), Erode - Stalingrado, retrieved 2017-08-19
  13. ^ Relief Records EU (2010-01-28), Kento - Stalingrado, retrieved 2017-08-19
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  16. ^ "Last Letters from Stalingrad". American Composers Alliance.
  17. ^ "Notes for Elias Tenenbaum - Last Letters from Stalingrad]". Anthology of Recorded Music.
  18. ^ "Letzte briefe aus Stalingrad". NatureLand. Archived from the original on 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
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