Gully Deep Beam – “The Lair of Death” during the Battle of Stalingrad.
To the north of the factory “Red October” from the west to the east passed the ravine “Deep Beam”. From October 23, 1942 to the end of the Battle of Stalingrad in the area of this ravine, the bloody battles did not stop. Here passed the front edge of the defense of the 95th and 45th divisions of the Red Army. Gully Deep Beam was shot by enemy machine gun fire.
To avoid losses, the Russian sappers placed a double log fence across the ravine, the resulting gap was covered with stones, sand, and they built a reliable wooden-earthen fence that protected from German bullets.
German troops tried to break through this ravine to the Volga and seize the crossing. The Beam Deep Beam was littered with the corpses of the Nazis and broken German equipment. Soviet soldiers nicknamed this ravine the “Den of Death”.
Location: Stalingrad, USSR