Daily LIFT #384
Soldier with the victory flag on Mamayev Kurgan, Stalingrad, February 1, 1943
-- Daily LIFT #384
In a photo dated February 1, 1943, a Red Army soldier celebrates on the height of Mamayev Kurgan that looked over the battlefield of Stalingrad. The height had been a strategic objective that saw terrible fighting for months. The Red Army took it for the last time on January 26, 1943.
The day after this photo was taken the remaining Nazi forces in the city surrendered.