Stalingrad: The Commissar's House (OFFICIAL FILM) — World War II Documentary
Using the German and Soviet struggle in the city of Stalingrad as a template, Stalingrad: The Commissar’s House examines the challenges that armies face when operating in dense urban terrain. Located along the cliffs of the Volga River, the Barrikady Factory was a sprawling production complex which had been wrecked during the German advance into the city. Situated in this area, the Commissar’s House was an administrative building that became a Soviet strongpoint in the fight for the factory district. From a doctrinal perspective, this film concentrates on the role of armored vehicles and the use of reserves in dense urban terrain.