Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sword of Stalingrad

The Sword of Stalingrad

The Sword of Stalingrad is a bejewelled ceremonial broadsword  specially forged and inscribed by command of King George VI as a token of homage from the British people to the Russian defenders of the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. On 29 November 1943 it was presented to Marshal Stalin by Prime Minister Churchill at an afternoon ceremony during the Tehran Conference in the presence of President Roosevelt and an honor guard.

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