"Stalingrad happened to my hand"

The bloody Battle of Stalingrad, a city in southern Russia, began in July 1942 and continued for seven months. It was a crucial turning point in the Second World War, breaking the offensive strength of the German army. It is estimated that a total of two million people were killed during the siege. The Russians managed to hold out, and finally encircled and destroyed the invading army in February 1943.