Historical “fact” accounts have published a lot of photographs from the Battle of Stalingrad. One recent example from Twitter: a popular picture spam account @oldpicsarchive have published a collection of 39 pictures about this famous World War II battle.
Here is a screenshot of the blog post. The page is full of advertisements making it bit difficult to find the actual photos.
I checked most of the 39 photos and found four photos that have nothing to do with the Battle for Stalingrad. This was not a surprise: pic spam accounts really don’t care about the historical facts. They scrape the content from other websites like Reddit automatically and don’t seem to make any basic checks.
@oldpicsarchive and other pic spam accounts only care about the money they are making from followers.
- This photo of German soldiers eating chicken was taken in the summer of 1941 during the operation Barbarossa. Battle of Stalingrad started in August 1942…
- This interesting photo of German soldiers was taken in 1942 during the Crimean Campaign. Crimea is quite far away from Stalingrad… (source: Alamy)
- This photo shows two German prisoners of war (POW) during the Battle of the Bulge (source: Getty Images). Not Stalingrad, obviously.
- My favorite: this photo was taken long after the World War II by a UK based WWII re-enactment group. Photo credit: Grossdeutschland Aufklärungsgruppe 2005-2016.
There are many other similar photos out there. I will update this post later if needed.
Disclaimer: I was unable to verify some of the photos published by @oldpicsarchive. Their 39 photographs may contain more errors.