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The Final Toll – “Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943” – Antony Beevor

March 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · War, WW2

For Russians, on the other hand, it was proud yet sad end of a nightmare which had begun almost four years before and cost the Red Army nearly 9 million dead and 18 million wounded. (Only 1.8 million prisoners of war returned alive out of more than 4.5 million taken by the Wehrmacht.) Civilian casualties are much harder to assess, but they are thought to run to nearly 18 million, bringing the total war dead to the Soviet Union to over 26 million, more than five times the total of German war dead.

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