The workers of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant (STZ), a bricklayer I.Ilushin and a unskilled laborer M.Shumilin defending their plant against the advancing Nazi Wehrmacht troops.
The militia in the foreground is armed with a Dygtereva tank machine gun (DT), which was mounted on T-34 tanks.
Sources of information about the photo:
1. Encyclopedia of the Battle of Stalingrad, Volgograd, 2010, 4th ed., P.312
2. The newspaper “Izvestia” No. 242 (7928) of October 14, 1942
Locality: Stalingrad, USSR
Date: October 1942
Photo: Emmanuel Evzerikhin