We had some discussion with Owen on a Facebook about Pavlov's house in Stalingrad and I decided to put the results that came after it to this thread. So what's a point? There is common myth of Pavlov's house (standing on 9th January Square, Stalingrad) that were defended 58 days from the middle of semptember, 1942 by 24 soviet soldiers under command of Sgt. Yakov Pavlov. The facts is somewhere different. The most important difference that Pavlov were in command only 3 initial days after which there arrived Lt. Afanasyev with additional men and ammo who then was in command during all hard fight days. But for some reason soviet front press made Pavlov a hero, probalby because of lack of information or for propaganda reasons. In addition Sgt. Pavlov during the days of house defence were sent to attack some of the nearest houses (called for some reason "milk house") and were badly wounded and sent to medics.