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Een beetje bizar is het wel : een Hollywoodfilm over de Slag om Stalingrad, geproduceerd en gefinancieerd door Verenigde Staten, Groot Brittannië, Ierland en Duitsland met Engelssprekende Russen.
The premier Soviet sniper at Stalingrad was Vassili Zaitsev, who had been a shepherd in the Ural Mountains. In his first 10 days of shooting, Zaitsev killed 40 Germans. When his tally neared 100, he became the focus of a Soviet propaganda campaign as the living epitome of Russian resistance.It was inevitable that Berlin would strike back. Dispatched to Stalingrad was the commandant of the Sniper School at Zossen, Major Koning/Konig to kill Vasili. Vasili was alerted. Focusing his search along a narrow front in his area of operation, the Red October factory district, he and his spotter, Nikolai Kulikov, finally observed the top of a German helmet creeping along a trench. Vasili realized it was a trick, because the helmet some how moved unevenly.