The Great War – Documentary (2010) – S1, Ep6 – The Rzhev “Meat-Grinder”

The Rzhev “Meat-Grinder”

The capture of Rzhev, the city that connects all railroads in Western Russia, is imperative. It will cost the lives of some 3 million Soviet soldiers and 500 000 German soldiers. It will take the Soviets a total of 3 years to throw the Germans firmly out of the city. These bloodbaths will become known by the veterans and historians as “The Rzhev Meat-Grinder.”