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Postcard made in the Soviet Union, 1990, with Mamayev Hill in Volvograd (formerly Stalingrad) and the grave of Chuikov. Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov (1900-1982) was a Soviet military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union. He is best known for commanding the 62nd Army which saw heavy combat during the Battle of Stalingrad in the Second World War.
Mamayev Hill is a big memorial complex to commemorate the battle of Stalingrad.The Mamayev hill was the highest point in Stalingrad (now known as Volvograd) and thus an important objective of the German Army during the battle of Stalingrad.
Fighting for this hill began on 13 September 1942, when German troops assaulted the fortified Mamayev, which was defended by the Soviet Army. When the Germans took the hill, they began firing on the centre of Stalingrad. The Soviets retook Mamayev on 16 September 1942, suffering extreme losses. The Germans assaulted the hill an avarage of 12 times a day and the hill changed several times of ownership during the battle. The German Army managed to take half of Mamayev hill on 27 September 1942. This situation remained unchanged untill the defenders’s relief by the Sovjet winter offensive on 26 January 1943 wich was a turning point on the Eastern Front.
Mamayev hill is now a memorial complex.