AUP Films Presents the Battle for Stalingrad Documentary Series

To view the Stalingrad series chronologically watch the videos in this order:

  1. The Campaign
  2. The Grain Elevator
  3. The Battle for the Martenvoskii Shop
  4. The Commissar's House

Stalingrad: The Grain Elevator

Published on: March 7, 2019

Description

Concluding its four-part series on the Battle of Stalingrad, Army University Press is proud to present Stalingrad: The Grain Elevator. This film highlights the conflict between the German Sixth Army and the Soviet 62nd Army in Southern Stalingrad during September 1942. The battle for Stalingrad devolved into a desperate street-by-street struggle for survival, as exemplified by the week-long confrontation for a massive grain elevator located near the Volga River. Our documentary examines this tactical fight while highlighting doctrinal concepts such as the importance of key terrain, the impact of leading from the front, and the inherent dangers of unit linkups.

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Stalingrad: The Campaign

Published on: January 2, 2019

Description

Army University Press in association with the Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate presents an overview of the German invasion of the Soviet Union in its documentary film, Stalingrad: The Campaign. Opening with Operation Case Blue in 1942, this documentary covers the German advance east and its eventual culmination. The film concludes with the Soviet counterattack, Operation Uranus, and the surrender of the German Sixth Army in February 1943. This film also highlights current U.S. Army doctrine as it relates to large scale combat operations, most notably in offensive operations, counterattacks, lines of communication, and sustainment of tempo.

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The Commissar's House

Published on: September 12, 2018

Description

Using the German and Soviet struggle in the city of Stalingrad as a template, Stalingrad: The Commissar’s House examines the challenges that armies face when operating in dense urban terrain. Located along the cliffs of the Volga River, the Barrikady Factory was a sprawling production complex which had been wrecked during the German advance into the city. Situated in this area, the Commissar’s House was an administrative building that became a Soviet strongpoint in the fight for the factory district. From a doctrinal perspective, this film concentrates on the role of armored vehicles and the use of reserves in dense urban terrain.

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The Battle for the Martenovskii Shop

Published on: July 19, 2018

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Army University Press presents the first in a new series of documentaries that examine battles through the lens of current U.S. Army doctrine. Stalingrad: The Battle for the Martenovskii Shop analyzes the fight for the Red October Factory in Stalingrad focusing specifically on a heavily defended area known as the Martenovskii Shop. The doctrinal insights emphasize large scale combat operations and references FM 3-0 along with other doctrinal publications to both educate and inform its viewers.

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Supporting Resources


The German Debacle of Stalingrad

The German Debacle of Stalingrad

By Colonel Herbert Selle, German Army, Retired

Translated and adapted by Karl T. Marx

Many myths, legends, and opinions surround the various versions of the bitter World War Il battle for Stalingrad, which culminated in the destruction of the once proud and powerful Sixth German (Stalingrad) Army. Colonel Selle witnessed the slow, painful unfolding of the debacle.

Published in the September 1957 Edition of Military Review, p3.

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Five Operational Lessons from the Battle for Mosul

Five Operational Lessons from the Battle for Mosul

By Maj. Thomas D. Arnold, U.S. Army and Maj. Nicolas Fiore, U.S. Army

The battle for Mosul provides a blueprint for future large-scale combat operations in dense urban environments. The authors provide five observations from that battle that should guide the operational approach to the next urban fight.

Published in the January-February 2019 Edition of Military Review, p56.

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Block by Block - The Challenges of Urban Operations

Block by Block

The Challenges of Urban Operations

William G. Robertson, general editor

Lawrence A. Yates, managing editor

405 Pages

Published by Combat Studies Institute in 2000.

This anthology entails ten case studies of urban operations in World War II and ends with the more recent Russian attempts to subdue Chechen fighters in Grozny and the Serbian siege of Sarajevo.

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Breaking the Mold: Tanks in the Cities

Breaking the Mold: Tanks in the Cities

By Kendall D. Gott

146 Pages

Published: 2006

Few lessons are as prevalent in military history as is the adage that tanks don’t perform well in cities. The notion of deliberately committing tanks to urban combat is anathema to most. In Breaking the Mold: Tanks in the Cities, Mr. Ken Gott disproves that notion with a timely series of five case studies from World War II to the present war in Iraq.

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