Stalingrad is a name synonymous with great sacrifice, and
as a cautionary tale -- the graveyard of ambition. Stalingrad
(once and again known as Volograd) is a city in Southern
Russia on the banks of the Volga River. Originally
established as a trade port dominating the confluence of
the Volga and Tsarytsa Rivers, the Soviets turned
Stalingrad into a heavy industrial center and it became an
important arsenal city.
In 1942 Stalingrad became the
focal point of one of the pivotal battles of the Second
World War – a battle that, but for Hitler’s ego and poor
military decisions, may never have happened. Hitler
originally planned to drive Army Group South into the
Caucasus to seize the Soviet oil supply, but instead he
drove much of it to the grave in the ruins of Stalingrad.
What will you do when you face the hell of Stalingrad: Heroes All?