The need for the capture of Stalingrad was beginning to become more urgent for the Germans. Already the dreaded first hints of colder weather could be felt at night. On September 14th, three divisions launched a massive attack against the city-center. In the sector of the 71st Infantry Division stood the Central Rail Station, an immense cavernous building which dominated the area. Inside were the hard-core cadre of the 10th NKVD Division, and on the approaches to it were 1,500 Factory Militia. . .
Attacker: German (Elements of 3rd Battalion, 71st Infantry Division)
Defender: Russian (Elements of the 10th NKVD and Factory Militia)