Re: Grain Elevator “Straw Dogs 2011” movie / RO2: Heroes of Stalingrad PC game 2011
Outstanding, Russ! The photos I found online showed the damage to the west side of the tower, but it looked like just a partial stairwell collapse. I didn't find your photo marked 13D which shows the tower extension. It appears the old extension was about half the length of the rebuilt one.
According to Marine Andrey Khozyaynov's account, the Germans finally entered the elevator from the west. After watching the RO2 videos, I'm guessing they got in on the ground floor, under the silos, and tried to fight their way up from there.
Thanks, Russ. Very helpful!