WWII documentary about the bitter battle for Russia's jewel. A name forever associated with the horrors of war at their most unimaginable and traumatic the battle for Stalingrad is here dissected and examined. Survivors from both sides describe their harrowing experiences and provide some of the last eyewitness accounts that will ever be recorded. Reports from people close to the centre of power alternate with these moving testimonies to make a compelling documentary. Particularly chilling are excerpts from 8 mm films actually shot by soldiers during the siege. Russian archives opened their doors to the filmmakers, granting them exclusive access to documents and rare footage of Stalingrad. Archival film was digitally restored and scanned in HD, with some coloration of b/w material. Finally, 3-D animation helped recreate the city of Stalingrad and document its destruction in the course of the trilogy.