Saturday, May 31, 2014

Fact of the Day: Pavlov's House

During World War II"s Battle of Stalingrad, an apartment building was defended by Soviet sergeant Yakov Pavlov and his soldiers. German forces attacked it for two months, but they could not defeat Pavlov before more Soviet troops came in to help. After their success, a general joked that Germany lost more soldiers trying to take Pavlov's house than they did when they took Paris. 

17 comments:

Margaret D said...

That's interesting.

Emmylou said...

I though at first that this post was about Pavlov's dogs:P

Kati said...

I can't even imagine the horror this war must have been.

-Kati

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Damn - that's a strong apartment building.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I've always known of 'Pavlov's House', but never knew the story behind it.

Adam said...

oh yes I remember hearing about them in psychology class

Bob Bushell said...

There is good about the Russian.

Pilar Domínguez said...

wow! They were very brave to resist until their troops support them! Kisses:)

bj said...

We just watched 3 nights of WW1 and 2 .....so so interesting. Hitler was such a mad man.....

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I didn' t know about this fact!

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, I guess when you want to defend something you truly can

Dascha said...

Interesting fact! Love reading your articles!

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Paula said...

Thanks for the comment Adam and for your support! :) Nice to see you're still updating your space here with interesting stuff!

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DEZMOND said...

Stalingrad is one of the Russian hero cities... a number of their cities lost million or more citizens during the war bravely defending their homes! There are no other cities in the world which lost so many.... Other than the country of Serbia which lost more than million citizens out of four or five million in total.

DeniseinVA said...

Another very interesting piece of history. I wonder if Sergeant Pavlov is alive today?

stephen Hayes said...

I also thought this was about Pavlov's dogs. I started salivating when I read his name.

Caro * said...

Interesting fact, I didn't knew that :)