The day of the Great Victory is getting closer and I wanted to make a selection of military photographs. It turned out to be not as simple as it seems: there was a huge amount of photos and I just didn’t want to dump them, but I couldn’t transfer a small selection of everything I wanted.
But still lay out a few photos.
Looking at military photographs, people should understand that it was a terrible and cruel war, a war against the unification of our people, our country. It was not the distant IX or XIII century, it is not even the XIX century, so you can exclaim "O tempora! O mores!" , these are our grandfathers: absolutely the same as we are. Yes, they did not have mobile phones, plasma panels and the Internet, but they also went to kindergartens, schools, and worked. They had their own houses, apartments, and they least wanted their hometown or village to be razed to the ground. Just look at ordinary people who have performed a miracle.
It is a pity that there are more German and American photographs, that they often have better quality, but only by looking at our photographs do you feel that you understand these people, you understand what titanic efforts this victory cost them. In this collection there are a lot of photos of exactly people, people who made this victory, exactly the same people, Like you and I, who, at the right moment, overcame themselves and showed the heights of heroism.
We are trying to deprive our national ideas. We are destroying the friendship of nations, depriving the heroic thousand-year past, including making dubious films, because for the entire period of the Second World War there were so many tragic stories for the film that you can shoot for centuries, but we know how to choose subjects like "4 of the day in May" and you cannot call it special. They are trying to humiliate the church, the one that
with the Russian people for more than a millennium: today Pussy Riot, tomorrow somebody else, then they will arrange Cherkizon in church, what next? ...
When I was young, my grandfather, who passed from the battle for Moscow to Prague on May 11, was still alive, and now I very much regret that I did not have time to grow to his age before I could understand the depth of his feat. And I would like people not to forget that our country is great, great people live in it, because our self-consciousness is something that will help us to win ...
USSR 1941 year
BA-20 1941 year
Battle in the village 1941
Street Ternopil 1941 year
Armor is strong ...
Crew tank. Died June 25, 1941 ...
German signature on the back of the photo: "The crew of the Russian tank, which in its burning car moved the German anti-tank gun, along with the calculation. Dnipro, September 1941
Ruined palace in Peterhof
Padded German tanks in the village
Destroyed apartment in Leningrad
Bomb shelter in Leningrad
Children in a bomb shelter
Stalingrad from the plane
Fallen plane in Stalingrad
Wrecked tanks near Stalingrad
German prisoners near Kiev
A toy. Mogilyov.
German prisoners in Leningrad
Road to Berlin
SU-76 in Germany
ISU-152 column in Berlin
Breaking the resistance of the Berlin garrison
Soldiers of the battalion of Nesterov salute on the roof of the Reichstag
Joy of liberation
Germany, May 1945
Guard sergeant D. Cooger has already knocked out a 2 tank
Instructing before the fight
Ivan Kozhedub at the Dynamo stadium 1946 year
15 July 1943 of the year, led by his tank unit and in cooperation with infantry, senior lieutenant I.A. Shevtsov was among the first to rush into the Maloarkhangelsk railway station in the Oryol region and for five hours held it down, inflicting significant damage on the enemy force and military equipment. In this battle, Shevtsov I.A. was wounded. By decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council
USSR from 27 August 1943 to Senior Lieutenant Shevtsov Ivan Andreyevich was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union with the award of the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal (No. 1708).
Crew t-26 Lieutenant S.M. Fedorov before the fight
Junior intelligence officer Vitya Zhayvoronok. Back in 1941, under the city of Nikolayev, Vitya went into a partisan detachment, in 1943, voluntarily joined one of the units of the Red Army that stormed Dnipropetrovsk, and was awarded the Order of the Red Star for participating in battles with fascists on Yugoslav land. The photo was taken in Yugoslavia, in one of the villages in the Belgrade region. 2-th Ukrainian Front, October 1944. The author of the picture is Anatoly Egorov.