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М.Г. Ефремов


Тело генерал-лейтенанта М.Г. Ефремова, застрелившегося, чтобы не попасть в немецкий плен. В ходе Ржевско-вяземской наступательной операции Красной Армии вырвавшаяся вперед 33-я армия, которой командовал Ефремов, была окружена немецкими войсками, нанесшими сильные контрудары. В течение второй половины февраля и марта 1942 г. советские войска безрезультатно пыталась пробить коридор к 33-й армии. Навстречу прорывающимся из окружения наступала 50-я армия Западного фронта. Но […]

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Soviet soldiers of the Leningrad Front march to the frontlines during the lengthy Siege of Leningrad.


Soviet soldiers of the Leningrad Front march to the frontlines during the lengthy Siege of Leningrad. The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad (Saint Petersburg). The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the last road to the city was severed. Although the […]

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Polish civilians, including a Catholic priest, are held as hostages awaiting execution by Wehrmacht soldiers following Bloody Sunday


Polish civilians, including a Catholic priest, are held as hostages awaiting execution by Wehrmacht soldiers following Bloody Sunday (German: Bromberger Blutsonntag); a series of killings of members of the German ethnic minority that took place on 3 September 1939, two days after the beginning of the German invasion of Poland, in and around the city of Bydgoszcz. According to a […]

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Soviet soldiers fire artillery at pockets of German resistance as they enter the suburbs of Berlin.


Soviet soldiers fire artillery at pockets of German resistance as they enter the suburbs of Berlin. The Battle of Berlin was the final major offensive of the European Theater of the war. Beginning 12 January 1945, The Soviets breached the German front as a result of the Vistula-Oder Offensive and advanced westward as much as 40 kilometres (25 miles) a […]

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Soviet soldiers at the Leningrad Front


Soviet soldiers at the Leningrad Front pause in hostilities amidst the smoke of burning buildings just prior to the lifting of the siege. The Siege of Leningrad, also known as the Leningrad Blockade, was a prolonged military operation undertaken by the German Army Group North against Leningrad (St. Petersburg). The siege began on 8 September 1941, when the last road […]

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15 January 1942


A German Wehrmacht soldier struggles through frigid temperatures and a snowdrift with supplies pulling a traditional Eastern European panje sled. Often, the simplest methods of transport in the east were far more effective than the modern. Near Minsk, Minsk Region, Belarus, Soviet Union. 15 January 1942.

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December 1942


A dog sits in the snow watching a column of Axis Italian soldiers of the 8th Italian Army, also known as the Italian Army in Russia (Italian: Armata Italiana in Russia, or ARMIR), march towards the city during the Battle of Stalingrad. Stalingrad (Volgograd), Volgograd Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. December 1942.