Old Pics Archive has posted antique photographs of the Battle of Stalingrad and the aftermath. Sad to see the piles of dead bodies. Some KIA, others frozen to death in their sleep. Or so weak from starvation that they died of other complications. Some of the bodies seem to be as malnourished and emaciated as concentration camp survivors.
6th Army Commander, Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus, is shown in several of the pics. Was he a "von" Paulus? I never did understand all the nobility titles in any of Europe's countries. But I did read on wiki that before taking over 6th Army he had never commanded a unit larger than a battalion. He had however, as a member of the General Staff, helped to draft the plan for Operation Barbarossa.
The Soviet 62nd Army Commander, General Vasily Chuikov, is shown in photo #17. He was nicknamed <i>'The Stone"</i> for his defense of the city. I believe he was never given much credit by western historians. Of course he had a lot of help outside the city from the other armies of the Don Front. But his stubborn defense of the city itself was critical in allowing Operation Uranus to roll up the Romanian and Hungarian Armies protecting Paulus's flanks. Chuikov invented the tactic of 'hugging-the-enemy' to negate their firepower advantage. That same tactic, renamed 'grab-them-by-the-belt' was used a quarter century later against Americans by Generals Tran Van Tra and Vo Nguyen Giap.