Live Tour: Stalingrad – The Fight for Mamayev Kurgan

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)


Scheduled For – 29th May 2022 19:30 UK (14:30 EDT)
Battlefield Guide – Matthias Strohn
Tour Manager – Dan Hill

Tour length approx. 75 min + 15 min Q&A session

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The Battle of Stalingrad in 1942 /43 is probably the most famous battle of the Second World War. For over five months, German and Soviet troops fought fiercely for the control of the city that bore the name of the Soviet dictator. The encirclement and subsequent defeat of the German troops in the pocket has often been described as the real turning point of the war. In this ‘Rattenkrieg’ (war of rats), as the Germans called the fighting in Stalingrad, the struggle for the control of the Mamayev Kurgan hill was of particular importance, as this hill offered perfect views over the entire city. It is therefore unsurprising that the hill was one of the main objectives in the first phase of the battle when the Germans attacked the city. Both sides understood the importance of the hill and the fighting was extremely fierce.

The virtual tour will analyse the importance of the hill within the context of the battle of Stalingrad and will explain the German attacks and Soviet counter-measures in this vital part of the Stalingrad battlefield.

10 reviews for Live Tour: Stalingrad – The Fight for Mamayev Kurgan

Rated 4.8 out of 5
4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 10 reviews)
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Rated 3 out of 5
March 20, 2022

Good info. I took one star off for poor acoustical quality (narrator sounds like he was recorded in a bathroom, and his constant inhalations was distracting).
I took another star off for the microscopic text and icons that depict the locations of key battlefield features. The icons and their labels could be 10 times as large without covering up anything of any importance on the battlefield.
And finally, when the Russian voices narrate their experience, their accent made it difficult to understand. Solution: simply include captions so we can read along when we can’t understand what’s being said. Sincerely, Albert

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Response from Battle Guide Virtual Tours

Thank you, we are always looking for ways to improve and we believe that all three things mentioned have been fixed since running this tour live.

Rated 5 out of 5
January 20, 2022

Fantastic!! Thanks for this great work!

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Joao Paulo Martins
Rated 5 out of 5
December 22, 2021

I really enjoyed this. It is I believe very difficult to describe this battle in such a short amount of time but he manages quite well.. I particularly enjoyed the even handed way it was discussed. You might want to do something about the presenters eyes in the video but that’s not a big deal. Thank you for an informative well organized talk.

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Bill Rockwell
Rated 5 out of 5
December 11, 2021

Superb. Thank you.

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Rated 5 out of 5
November 23, 2021

First class talk. The graphics and photographs are top rate. Well done!

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