The Girls on the Guns

Issue Number: 5417

August 1942. Stalingrad.

As a Panzer army headed straight towards the Stalingrad Tractor Factory with foul intent, the only thing that could stop them was the anti-aircraft batteries on the outskirts of the city. The crews were inexperienced, many of them made up of young women barely out of their teens. But for the girls on the guns there was nothing to do but lower their barrels, fire point‑blank at the Nazis, and take not one step back.


Story: Georgia Standen Battle

Art: Carlos Pino

Cover: Keith Burns