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Old 12-18-2020, 10:03 AM   #181
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Excellent write up on a truly horrific battle.

If you start to dig into some reading about the battle it is unfathomable what was endured by soldier on both side and by civilians.

I honestly cannot wrap my head around how you press on in those conditions.
Stalingrad is great for putting your life in context. Whenever Iím feeling like life is dealing me a bad hand, I think about what people endured in that struggle and I come away feeling better about my situation.
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Old 12-18-2020, 10:15 AM   #182
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Excellent write up on a truly horrific battle.

If you start to dig into some reading about the battle it is unfathomable what was endured by soldier on both side and by civilians.

I honestly cannot wrap my head around how you press on in those conditions.

I read a couple of interviews from "Survivors of Stalingrad". The Russian private who had survived, said that each day was a on going cocktail of terror, adrenaline, victory and death. As much as propaganda talks about the patroitic ferver of the troops defending the motherland, they after a time never thought about it, what kept the Russians going, was outright hatred of the Germans, and that you had only one way to go and that's forward because going back was instant death.


For the German's when they realized that Paulus had sold them out and that Hitler was ready for them to die to the man, the ordinary regular soldiers, just wanted to live to get home.



But yeah, the brutal physical and mental conditions of that battle must have been overwhelming.
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Old 01-12-2021, 12:58 PM   #185
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Stalingrad is great for putting your life in context. Whenever Iím feeling like life is dealing me a bad hand, I think about what people endured in that struggle and I come away feeling better about my situation.
I have a few memories tucked away in my head that I let out every once in a while to remind me that I've had worse days...
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Old 01-12-2021, 04:57 PM   #188
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Please do, I feel guilty that I haven't added to this thread. I'm going to try to put a write up together on Sunday.


I'd love a Currie piece.
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