Images show horrors of historic battle

Captured Nazi servicemen stand in front of a damaged building in the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in December 1943.
Captured Nazi servicemen stand in front of a damaged building in the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in December 1943. Credit: Reuters
Red Army soldiers fire from a ruined building as they fight against Nazi troops.
Red Army soldiers fire from a ruined building as they fight against Nazi troops. Credit: Reuters

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Russia's Stalingrad anniversary

Russia will mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Stalingrad today with a military parade. The epic battle on the banks of the Volga River marked a key turning point of the Second World War.