Life of a Soldier in Stalingrad: William Hoffman | War Stories

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  • Very good narration. Both German and Russian soldiers fought bravely. Germans were determined to capture and Russian defiant to withstand. I understand if the weather was normal and not so cold harsh as -30 degree C, the result would have been somewhat different.

    Azeem FarooquiAzeem FarooquiGün önce
  • German's we're murders especially SS troops and they get well deserved death.

    Gniewko LechiaGniewko Lechia2 gün önce
  • Чё пиздит, не понятно, но я посмотрел

    MegMeg4 gün önce
  • Americans are taught that "we" won the war and defeated the Nazis. Not so much...

    Corey BrownCorey Brown5 gün önce
  • Russian victory was tantomount to a man man losing a fight by punching a man in the face till both his hands broke

    Edfiki86Edfiki866 gün önce
  • Imagine that was your Christmas in 1942. I feel so bad for those poor bastards on both sides that had to fight there.

    John DoeJohn Doe6 gün önce
  • I quit at this super bad fake German accent...

    Rene VisserRene Visser7 gün önce
  • You can read about it & research it & acknowledge it. This its so much more haunting for the voice of the dead to return to the mortal plane to offer commentary on what was going down at an individual soldiers level at the front.

    Davis CampbellDavis Campbell7 gün önce
  • Charge! and get shot... Retreat! and get shot. Damned if you do damned if you don't for the soviets.

    Frankie SmithFrankie Smith7 gün önce
  • The horses have already been eaten. I would eat a cat; they say its meat is also tasty. The soldiers look like corpses or lunatics, looking for something to put in their mouths. They no longer take cover from Russian shells, they haven’t the strength to walk, run and hide away. A curse on this war!

    ImachowderheadImachowderhead8 gün önce
  • The Nazis confidently went all-in and showed four of a kind, Aces. The Russians called and got a straight flush on the river.

    AlbertaGamerAlbertaGamer10 gün önce
  • this dialect is so cringe

    Floyd VollandtFloyd Vollandt11 gün önce
    • @xXMiguel Xx lol

      Floyd VollandtFloyd Vollandt11 gün önce
    • Yep im agree with you lol

      xXMiguel XxxXMiguel Xx11 gün önce
  • Wow

    ziggy morrisziggy morris14 gün önce
  • Very well done! A touching way of bringing the fate of so many soldiers to life.

    Axel MulderAxel Mulder15 gün önce
  • At 0:04 when he says series it sets off iphone 📱 Siri fyi

    King CobraKing Cobra15 gün önce
  • И турецкие субтитры есть и немецкие! Русских только нет... 🤣🤣🤣

    Наталья ТереховаНаталья Терехова18 gün önce
  • Common Russian tactics get as close to the enemy as possible it's called grabbing them by the belt buckle so artillery and air craft can not be used for fear of killing there own men general giap did it with the American

    Nige KentNige Kent20 gün önce
  • When he says apparently at 3:37 that really hits. Sounds like they started going into battle without the will to win.

    Soviet SpySoviet Spy20 gün önce
  • I really wish Elsa is ok after the war

    Arif CsoArif Cso21 gün önce
  • Please make more war stories!! These are awesome

    souljiaboy33souljiaboy3323 gün önce
  • Why no one show how the children life in the time for ther honor

    Michail KulischovMichail KulischovAylar önce
  • Life in nazi Norway

    Khajiitman KhajiiterKhajiitman KhajiiterAylar önce
  • Interesting to use the word comrades when speaking of the author's fellow German soldiers in this context.

    Carl RiceCarl RiceAylar önce
    • German used the word "komeraden". That's not a communist expression only.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • Nazis get what they deserved !!! I feel no sorry for any of them !!! Moral of the story.... NEVER mess or attack Rusia, or will suffer the brutal consequences !!!

    Alex. DallevAlex. DallevAylar önce
  • This is amazing. Sad story. Bad war, bad choices, many dead.

    Eduardo TarusovEduardo TarusovAylar önce
  • me reading the thumbnail: DEATH COLD

    Oinkie GamingOinkie GamingAylar önce
  • Although the Germans were our enemies I can only sympathize with the suffering of the common soldier. Who is to say there were not good men who fought for the wrong cause?

    Even BetEven BetAylar önce
    • Today's brainwashed wannabe communist of the west. If you didn't notice, a communist take over is happening right in front of our noses.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • Who would win : The German army vs A GRAIN ELEVATOR

    P MP MAylar önce
  • The germans went looking for trouble and they sure found some it!

    StumpyComedyActStumpyComedyActAylar önce
  • I talked to a German who survived Stalingrad. He was one of the few that walked back. Cannabilism was very common on the Russian side. One thing he talked about was in the part of the city he was at had one place to get fresh water. Snipers from both sides watched it. From madness groups of people would run to get water. After weeks the frozen bodies provided cover. On the coldest days you had a friend with you to pull the turd out before it froze to your rectum. He was in the SS and I asked him why. He said his family would get a better pension when he died. He migrated to America and he lived a block over and had no problem talking about what he experienced. He hated Hitler after he left everyone to die in the Battle of Stalingrad.

    matt yancickmatt yancickAylar önce
  • Ai dos Vencidos...

    Joaquim TavaresJoaquim TavaresAylar önce
  • Stalingrad was like dday except with 181 times more casualties with a sprinkle of starvation to top it off

    bruhmcbruhfacebruhmcbruhfaceAylar önce
  • I had listen to this videos for 10 times already and every time I nearly cry at the end

    Jean ValjackJean ValjackAylar önce
  • When you're going to foreign country to kill in the town that has the name of the country's president, you don't act like you're going on vacation. My dear Wilhelm, if you could only knew that your enemy on the opposite side was more hungrier than you and that was what caused them to become those 'iron cast creatures' you complimented them.

    Emir LatinovićEmir LatinovićAylar önce
  • Karma for Hoffman and his cowardice company, burn in hell.

    Trinity SkitzTrinity SkitzAylar önce
    • Cowardice? You brainwashed little twat.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • The Germans were so self absorbed , they lost because they thought they were invincible. Little did this soldier know, he would lose this war even though things seemed to be going perfect at this point. Merica 🙌🏻

    Nick KreigerNick KreigerAylar önce
    • Merica what? Merica the second coming of USSR?

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • 0:40 what's the name of the speaker

    2nix2nixAylar önce
  • Don’t count the chickens before they hatch This video reminds of the fact that both sides soldiers were just humans being told by higher ranking humans to do horrible work

    Spark That JSpark That JAylar önce
  • Not sure whether this guy's accent is trying to be German or cockney.

    Jonny O.P.Jonny O.P.Aylar önce
  • Welcome to the meat grinder.

    Freaky FrostyFreaky FrostyAylar önce
  • Well this series didn't last long

    kyler blossomkyler blossomAylar önce
  • Some years ago I was working as a truck driver and loading at a German facrory. There was a man working in the canteen where I was sent for a coffee while waiting for my consignment. The man in the canteen had a problem and tapped his head and said, "Stahl" (steel). He told me he had been at Stalingrad and was wounded 20 times. Each time he was patched up and returned to the fight. His final wound blew away part of his head, hence the steel plate. This was his ticket home. He showed me some of his wounds so there was no doubt in my mind that he was telling the truth.They had it tough as did the Russians.Let us hope that neither us or our children or grandchildren have to share the experience of war.

    John DrummJohn DrummAylar önce
    • One of the few mature comments here. So many western wannabe communists here, brainwashed idiots, all of them.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • Cannibalism is always an option

    Dmitry KimDmitry KimAylar önce
  • We fought our brothers to defend our enemies. Churchill betrayed us all

    Vlah VlahVlah VlahAylar önce
    • *small hats

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • Stalin vstal z mŕtvych

    Pacaj AlbertPacaj Albert2 aylar önce
  • A quick summary: "My dear Elsa, we fucked around and found out."

    Valor RepublicValor Republic2 aylar önce
  • Stalin ordered "not one step back". It wasn't just the Volga to their backs, their own political officers would have executed them for falling back. That's the ultimate motivator. It was Hitler's ego that prevented him from giving the order to fall back. He didn't care about those men. Goering promised Hitler he could supply the troops from the air which never happened. There are some incredible stories of heroism and cowardice of the last soldiers out of Stalingrad before the airport finally closed.

    Tom GrisakTom Grisak2 aylar önce
  • It's not ''russian soldiers'' it's soviet soldiers.. there were many other nationalities

    warlokaswarlokas2 aylar önce
    • @Gadjiglo Znone False. There were full divisions of other soviet republics.

      warlokaswarlokas9 gün önce
    • Stalingrad was defended by Russians. The war was happening in western/European Russia and all the people there were ethnic Russians.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • I’m surprised he lived so long

    Thatssome WackshitbroThatssome Wackshitbro2 aylar önce
  • 1:30 the artillery has a polish flag on its door

    Sebastian StefanskiSebastian Stefanski2 aylar önce
  • ah man we should ahve won stalin grad

    Kaumalt F4Kaumalt F42 aylar önce
  • If all people on the earth are like russians no one would have colonized another people

    cristiano Ronaldocristiano Ronaldo2 aylar önce
  • It must have been terrible and terrifying! I feel sorry for what happened to the sixth army!

    Great stuffGreat stuff2 aylar önce
    • @Gadjiglo Znone why would I be sorry for the people that killed 14 million civilians and now starving in the city they destroyed?

      hmmhmm9 gün önce
    • @hmm why not? Others were good guys? Is that how your brain works?

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
    • don't feel sorry for nazis

      hmmhmmAylar önce
  • Are you playing? Do you follow the conductors lead? No one knows you! No one cares about a single violin... Play the score of the damned! Know the devil within! The sound of the mortars, the music of death, we're playing the devil's symphony. Our violins are guns, conducted from hell!!

    Moritami KamikaraMoritami Kamikara2 aylar önce
  • Please, read the stories in the future without the funny accents. It will be easier for understand and honesty less trashy.

    amarcord1988amarcord19882 aylar önce
    • ? german accent funny bro

      loporanoloporanoAylar önce
  • This is anti-American video, c'mon, we all know that the WWII's only battle was on the D-day.

    N. B.N. B.2 aylar önce
  • It is hard to underestimate help and moral support of the German people to the Nazis. Despite the opinion that German people was opressed by the Nazis, we can see here that their families didn't care much about the atrocities, distructions and killings brought by their sons. The mothers ans wives just expected victory...

    N. B.N. B.2 aylar önce
    • @N. B. not sure if other countrys would treat a german person nice in wwII pretty sure thaths the reason also: not everyone had money to escape

      loporanoloporano9 gün önce
    • @Fomo Bull yes sir

      loporanoloporano9 gün önce
    • @Gadjiglo Znone "germas" are to much. im*u sure i ve heard a lot storyes about germans join,g the army to escape being mudered

      loporanoloporano9 gün önce
    • @Fomo Bull theres always a choice. They could migrate for example. Im Canadian migrant btw. You would be a nazi if you lived there, I wouldn't. There is always a choice between commiting a crime or not.

      N. B.N. B.9 gün önce
    • Germans loved Hitler and Germans soldiers were very motivated to fight. You don't know what you talking about.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
  • I appreciate the voice actor, but this weird german accent just makes it hard to watch as a german.

    Dieter BohlenDieter Bohlen2 aylar önce
  • The Germans and the Russians fought with everything they had at Stalingrad.

    Rockguitarhero462Rockguitarhero4622 aylar önce
  • The cheap fake german accent sucks, just read it in english please, and use war footage, there is so much of it... Those lame drawings suck balls.

    Bernal DiazBernal Diaz2 aylar önce
  • This was very compelling. Thank you very much for the upload.

    KedbukaKedbuka2 aylar önce
  • The fate of the remains were even worse. You knew Soviet were anything but kind to their enemy who tried to annihilate them. These were veteran solider who thought they were foughting for their motherland. How sad. No one deserves such horrified demise. Speaking for both side.

    neojsoneojso2 aylar önce
  • He was not supposed to go to Russia. None of German soldiers were supposed to go to Russia. They were supposed to stay home, and live normal lives. But they came to Russia, to kill, enslave and conquer, and all they got back is justice.

    Станислав МайоровСтанислав Майоров2 aylar önce
    • @Fish IQ 70 detected

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
    • @NVM That's simply not true at all. Bunch of you morons are repeating that same bs like parrots. Germans were united as never before. They believed that they are fighting for the righteous cause.

      Gadjiglo ZnoneGadjiglo Znone9 gün önce
    • Fish no, I’m definitely not dumb in comparison with a person who compare communist party and national-socialist party. That’s like comparing North Pole with South Pole, because “well, there are cold, that means it’s the same”

      Станислав МайоровСтанислав МайоровAylar önce
    • @Станислав Майоров you are dumb arent you? thats like saying all soviet soldiers were communists which they obvously werent and they also did the same to the germans

      FishFishAylar önce
    • @Станислав Майоров not all germans are supportive toward nazi ffs. Take Erwin Rommel as an example, he is fought for germany, not nazi

      NVMNVM2 aylar önce
  • Everyone gangsta until General Winter sets in.

    Dorian PhilotheatesDorian Philotheates3 aylar önce
  • Who knows what movie cover that is

    You Know You`re Wrong, RightYou Know You`re Wrong, Right3 aylar önce
  • Absolutely fascinating!

    Joe MacinnisJoe Macinnis3 aylar önce
  • that was great.

  • Stále není vyriešená odpoveď na otázku ktorú Hitler odpovedal na otázku Herr Generäle na vašom mieste by som sa ne smial zaiste viete že s istou silou musíte počítať otázka znie kto chcel kto v podstate na strane nezáležalo kto komu kto odovzdal miesto

    Pacaj AlbertPacaj Albert3 aylar önce
  • When joe Biden gets elected:

    ThecrispydingleThecrispydingle3 aylar önce
  • this commission dude is singing for his supper

    John RomanoJohn Romano3 aylar önce
Life of a Soldier in Stalingrad: William Hoffman | War Stories