Station Orsha. German troops are preparing to strike at Smolensk. At three o'clock in the afternoon of 14 on July 1941 of the year, a fiery tornado struck the German units. In 15 seconds, 112 rockets were fired. They completely destroyed the Orsha station along with the equipment and manpower of the enemy.
It was the first in stories combat salvo "Katyusha" - the most powerful rocket artillery machine of the Second World War.
After the first use of "Katyush" Hitler summoned Admiral Canaris, Chief of Military Intelligence, to the carpet and gave him a uniform dressing. Abwehr overslept the development of the latest Soviet weapons. In addition, according to incoming data, the Russians use shells with white phosphorus, which can burn even under water.