Just hours after being promoted to Generalfeldmarschall, and frustrating the Fuhrer's desire that he should die in command, Friedrich Paulus surrendered to Soviet troops. In doing so, he brought to end a war of attrition that has become synonymous with the horrors of modern war.

The story of Stalingrad is one of triumphant marches ground to an end in the ruins of mammoth tractor factories, the maniacal obsessions of dictators, grand, sweeping encirclements and desperate rescue attempts, played out in August heat and winter snow storms.

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Paulus' surrender, we've pulled up some artwork from the archive, originally featured in CAM 184: Stalingrad from Peter Dennis.