Workers of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant on the protection of their plant

Workers of the Stalingrad Tractor Plant

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

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