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Osovets. The heroic story is reflected on the modern screen.

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11 November of this year turned 100 years from the moment the First World War ended. On this day, Wargaming presented the short film “Attack of the Dead: Osovets” dedicated to such a significant historical event.


The film was based on real facts. He tells about a little-known, but significant episode of the First World War - the defense of the Russian fortress Osovets, which became one of the examples and symbols of the heroism of Russian soldiers. The counter-attack of half-dead Russian soldiers, who put the German infantry regiments to flight, was dubbed “the attack of the dead”.

The filmmakers have tried to recreate in the smallest detail the picture of the tragic events that took place at that moment, using the most advanced technologies for shooting and editing.

In particular, the experience of producing video games allowed the filmmakers to apply a unique format that has ample opportunities.

With their project, the authors wanted to convey to the audience the whole horror of any war, as well as the idea of ​​its inadmissibility in the modern real world.

Photos used:
World of Tanks. Official video channel
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  1. Vard
    Vard 13 November 2018 16: 30
    +10
    A bayonet battle ... It's scary ... And it was the Russians who used it most successfully ...
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 13 November 2018 16: 40
      +7
      Quote: Vard
      Bayonet battle ... This is scary ... And it was the Russians who used it most successfully ..

      air ram. the invention of Russian. the first in the world was used by Pyotr Nikolaevich Nesterov .. during the Second World War, was repeatedly repeated by Soviet pilots. the Germans have never used it
      1. 210ox
        210ox 13 November 2018 16: 51
        +7
        Speaking of Germans .. Used more than once. Against the Allied bombers. It happened.
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 13 November 2018 16: 58
          +1
          Quote: 210ox
          Used more than once. Against the Allied bombers. It happened.

          I will not argue.
          I read about battering ram back in Soviet times. then, due to ideological issues, they could write that the Germans did not apply.
          If I am not mistaken, I first read everything about the ram and about P, ​​N, Nesterov in the book. A. Markushi "You are taking off"
          1. 210ox
            210ox 13 November 2018 17: 47
            +2
            I saw a photo of the dining room at a German flight school .. There on the wall there is a battering ram of an English bomber.
          2. Blackgrifon
            Blackgrifon 13 November 2018 21: 09
            +2
            Quote: LSA57
            the first in the world was used by Pyotr Nikolaevich Nesterov .. during the Second World War, was repeatedly repeated by Soviet pilots. the Germans have never used it

            The first air ram, indeed, was applied by Pyotr Nikolaevich. Unfortunately, he died in its implementation. During the WWII, both Germans and we used air ram. But unlike the Germans, it was very common with us. On the other hand, this was caused by despair and, in some cases, the level of training. For example, A.I. Pokryshkin spoke negatively about air ramming.

            In general, the WWI as a whole and the Osovets Defense are a forgotten but glorious page in our history.
            1. LSA57
              LSA57 13 November 2018 21: 17
              0
              Quote: Blackgrifon
              But unlike the Germans, it was very common with us.

              Well, if you look at the ram in the light of its use during WWII, then you should not forget the Japanese. with their battering rams they inflicted considerable damage to the Americans
      2. kapitan92
        kapitan92 13 November 2018 16: 52
        +6
        Quote: LSA57
        air ram. the invention of Russian. the first in the world was used by Pyotr Nikolaevich Nesterov .. during the Second World War, was repeatedly repeated by Soviet pilots. the Germans have never used it

        Sergey, hi We are not in the party activism of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks, so we will lower the propaganda and deal with the facts.
        German pilots used ram and did it repeatedly. At the beginning of the campaign against Russia, the Germans had enough forces and means not to use such a life-threatening technique as a ram.
        However, the Germans used rams in 1941. For example, in August 1941, as Kurt Sohatzi, in the sky above Kiev, went on a Soviet IL-2 attack aircraft. Forehead in the forehead. Kurt shot down a flying Russian tank, losing half the wing of his own winged car. For his feat, the Luftwaffe fighter Sohatzi received the Knight's Cross.
        With increasing losses, German pilots increasingly used ram in their combat practice. By 1944, rams were becoming commonplace. Moreover, the Germans are not only ramming enemy aircraft, but also ramming ground equipment of the Red Army.

        Source: http://armflot.ru/tretij-rejkh/580-vozdushnyj-taran-kozyr-letchikov-lyuftvaffe
        This material, in no way diminishes the heroism of our pilots, just facts are stubborn things! hi
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 13 November 2018 17: 01
          0
          Quote: kapitan92
          Sergey, You and I are not in the party activism of the Central Committee of the All-Union Communist Party of Bolsheviks, therefore we will omit propaganda and deal with facts.

          Vyacheslav, I already said everything about ram. there is simply nothing to add. hi
      3. Vasilenko Vladimir
        Vasilenko Vladimir 13 November 2018 19: 11
        +1
        Quote: LSA57
        the Germans have never used it

        do you even check those statements that you write, otherwise somehow ....
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 13 November 2018 19: 14
          +3
          Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
          do you even check those statements that you write, otherwise somehow ....

          Sprinkle my head with ash?
          I already said that I learned about the ram from the book.
          are you checking everything?
          1. Vasilenko Vladimir
            Vasilenko Vladimir 13 November 2018 19: 50
            +2
            Quote: LSA57
            are you checking everything?

            I’m trying, and if I’m trying to check with the statement on the forum, you can don’t sprinkle your head, although this is your personal business, they pointed out an error to you, and you’re getting into the bottle
            what about ideology
            Chatterboxes. They got used to say: “German coward,” “German is afraid of head-on,” “he will surely turn him down.” And mine did not turn away
            1. LSA57
              LSA57 13 November 2018 19: 55
              0
              Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
              They pointed out a mistake to you, and you climb into the bottle

              I admitted a mistake. I didn’t climb anywhere. if you look above, you will see that I learned about ram from an authoritative book.
              I wrote about the ashes because I’m not going to apologize for the mistake before everyone who points to it.
              1. Vasilenko Vladimir
                Vasilenko Vladimir 13 November 2018 21: 52
                0
                are you reading from bottom to top ?!
                I somehow vice versa, read the post - answered, you climbed into a bottle of what ?!
                1. LSA57
                  LSA57 13 November 2018 22: 04
                  +1
                  Quote: Vasilenko Vladimir
                  are you reading from bottom to top ?!

                  I read from top to bottom all posts. here is what i wrote earlier
                  I will not argue.
                  I read about battering ram back in Soviet times. then, due to ideological issues, they could write that the Germans did not apply.
                  If I am not mistaken, I first read everything about the ram and about P, ​​N, Nesterov in the book. A. Markushi "You are taking off"

                  Vyacheslav, I already said everything about ram. there is simply nothing to add

                  me and you still report?
                  Is it not enough for you that I have admitted my wrong?
                  I think this is enough !!!!
                  1. Vasilenko Vladimir
                    Vasilenko Vladimir 14 November 2018 07: 51
                    0
                    Quote: LSA57
                    me and you still report?

                    calm down motherwort drink, and writing without knowing the topic is your hobby, more importantly
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS 13 November 2018 16: 42
      +6
      Quote: Vard
      A bayonet battle ... It's scary ... And it was the Russians who used it most successfully ...


    3. Vend
      Vend 13 November 2018 16: 47
      0
      Quote: Vard
      A bayonet battle ... It's scary ... And it was the Russians who used it most successfully ...

      Great masters have left, of the modern hardly anyone can create a feature film.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 13 November 2018 16: 53
        +8
        Quote: Wend
        Great masters have left, of the modern hardly anyone can create a feature film.

        After the defense of Osovc ...
        In 1924, European newspapers wrote about a certain Russian soldier named Nikolaev, discovered by the Polish authorities in the Osovets fortress. As it turned out, during the retreat, sappers bombarded underground fortress warehouses with ammunition and food. When the Polish officers descended into the basements, from the darkness in Russian it was heard: “Wait! Who's coming? ”The stranger turned out to be Russian. Carrying out his service in strict accordance with the military regulations, the sentry stated that he could only be removed from his post by a breeder, and if he was not, then the "Emperor". The sentry surrendered only after he was explained that the country he served had long been gone. For 9 years a soldier ate stewed and condensed milk, without losing track of time and adapting to existence in the dark. After he was taken out, he lost his sight from sunlight and was taken to a hospital, and then transferred to the Soviet authorities. On this, his trace in history is lost.

        This fact is little known. A direct analogy with the Brest Fortress.
        1. Vend
          Vend 13 November 2018 17: 01
          0
          Quote: NEXUS
          Quote: Wend
          Great masters have left, of the modern hardly anyone can create a feature film.

          After the defense of Osovc ...
          .

          Take higher Andrei, after the collapse of the USSR. wink
          1. NEXUS
            NEXUS 13 November 2018 17: 02
            +2
            Quote: Wend
            Take higher Andrei, after the collapse of the USSR.

            No ... the events that happened with the sentinel Osovts were in 1924 year ... that is, 9 years after the attack of the dead.
        2. ser6119
          ser6119 13 November 2018 18: 13
          -8
          Most likely a newspaper "duck", since there are no official documents: (What did this infantryman eat, what did he drink all this time? There was almost no canned food at that time, there were fresh frozen cattle carcasses, ice was used to maintain the temperature in the storage facilities at that time! ( It is impossible to live nine years only on rotten meat and rotten water from the “ice cakes”! In general, it is a common sensation from scratch.
          1. 210ox
            210ox 13 November 2018 20: 39
            +2
            By the way, there were canned food. And in large quantities, Russian businessmen delivered them to the front. About this sentry. I also do not believe it ... Although there is an example of Japanese soldiers.
          2. Warrior2015
            Warrior2015 15 November 2018 00: 41
            +2
            Quote: ser6119
            Most likely a newspaper "duck", since there are no official documents: (What did this infantryman eat, what did he drink all this time? There was almost no canned food at that time, there were fresh frozen cattle carcasses, ice was used to maintain the temperature in the storage facilities at that time! ( It is impossible to live nine years only on rotten meat and rotten water from the “ice cakes”! In general, it is a common sensation from scratch.

            Well, how to say - there are many examples of Japanese soldiers from the period of the Second World War, who fought for many years after 1945 on the Pacific Islands, the last of which seemed only at the BEGINNING of 1970 to give up! So 9 years in Osovets - why not? if there was any kind of underground stream.
    4. Evil543
      Evil543 13 November 2018 17: 39
      +3
      They are immortal as long as they are remembered
      1. Pax tecum
        Pax tecum 13 November 2018 19: 00
        +12
        The right approach! Such short films at history lessons will be impressive to watch and remember. Will reach the bone marrow!
        The Second World War - as the contemporaries of the First World War was called - should take its rightful place in the school course of Russian History.
        And, it will not be necessary to strain with ideology once again, if there is a categorical ban in the Constitution and on the part of the authorities.
        Here it is - ideology! Russian history! The formation of the State, its heroic past ... Russia-Empire-USSR-Russia ... The phenomenon of Russia itself is its ideology. Take and use.
        I think so, on this and bring up children and recommend to others.
        This is what needs to be laid in young and not strong minds, as a basis formed by beliefs.
        Although, it is worth recognizing that now - it is difficult for modern youth, it requires patience and time. For many teens - History is a complex subject at their age. But, this is how to convey knowledge ...

        PSSlov Vasily Osipovich Klyuchevsky - one of the largest Russian historians, an ordinary professor at Moscow University, academician of the Imperial St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences on Russian history and antiquities, chairman of the Imperial Society of History and Antiquities of Russia at Moscow University, secret adviser:
        "History teaches even those who do not learn from it:
        she teaches them for ignorance and neglect.
        Whoever acts in addition to her or in spite of her, he always regrets in the end his attitude towards her. "
        "History is not a teacher, but a warden, magistra vitae: it does not teach anything, but only punishes for ignorance of the lessons."
        "Politics should be nothing more and nothing less than an applied history."
        - V.O. Klyuchevsky, cit. ed., t. 9, p. 366.

        And, now, I think it’s necessary to explain to the children, what is history for. It is quite intelligible, I think.
        Algorithms for the development of societies and humanity are expressed in the facts of history and their interconnections. Knowledge of history makes it possible to build a harmonious system of concepts, an integral picture of the world, to realize the interconnection of events and phenomena. History teaches us to think globally.
        “A people who do not remember their history have no future!”
        No one will ever be able to deceive a person who knows the History of his Country well, cannot manipulate his consciousness, he cannot inspire his false point of view, he will not detract from the significance and influence of the Great Russian history on the world, he will not be able to question the great victories and gains People, Countries, Russian Spirit ...
        The experience of the past is enormous and invaluable. Its indisputable value for future generations shows why history is needed. Consider events, analyze them, “digest” information and only then, on the basis of the experience that has already taken place, understand the present, draw up an expedient and safe plan for the future.
        History analyzes the past, evaluating a complex web of reasons that help to understand current events and phenomena in the modern world.
        She teaches analytical skills, critical thinking and logical analysis of situations, which is simply necessary when studying many school disciplines. History trains memory and teaches the correct processing and perception of information, helps to develop the skills so necessary to look behind the headings of texts, correctly pose questions and express your own opinion.
        To educate patriots on the basis of the Great Russian History, the creation and development of the Russian state, the Russian and Soviet Empire, the great victories and the influence of the Russian world on all mankind ...
        Historical knowledge is no more and no less than a carefully and critically constructed collective SOCIAL memory. ...
  2. ODERVIT
    ODERVIT 13 November 2018 16: 30
    +8
    There is a very good song performed by Vari Strizhak - Russians do not give up. She is in memory of the heroes of Osovets.
    1. Berber
      Berber 13 November 2018 16: 37
      +11
      "I am Russian - what a delight!" - A.V. Suvorov.
  3. 210ox
    210ox 13 November 2018 16: 35
    +3
    That's what I want to say .. This is a really little-known heroic event. But it became so thanks to the trend of the First World War during the Soviet era ... Looking at modern schoolchildren and their knowledge of history, we can after some time discover a little-known historical fact, for example, Battle of Kursk ..
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 13 November 2018 16: 59
      +9
      Quote: 210ox
      This is really a little-known heroic event, but it became so thanks to the trend of the First World War during the USSR ... Looking at modern schoolchildren

      You know, I showed my son 13 years a clip that I posted above about Osovets ... he looked and cried. And after that, he looked and said like that to an adult dad, I'm proud that I'm Russian.
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 13 November 2018 17: 03
        +3
        Quote: NEXUS
        And after that, he looked and said like that for an adult-dad, I'm proud that I'm Russian.

        1. stalki
          stalki 13 November 2018 17: 19
          -1
          5 ++++++++++
    2. dvina71
      dvina71 13 November 2018 17: 08
      +7
      Quote: 210ox
      But it became so thanks to the trend of the First World War during the USSR ..

      I found out about Osovets in the 90s ... from a general practitioner .. We talked there for pain shock, for the composition of the medicines in the first aid kit .. well, and rolled down on the capabilities of the human body .. So he told me that people who are in terrible pain can’t think nothing more .. this is akin to madness .., however .. if a person can be distracted by another thought .. for example, revenge on the enemy, then he will fulfill it accordingly .. purposefully and to the end .. However, not all people are capable of it .., the defenders of Osovets could ..
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    3. APIS
      APIS 13 November 2018 19: 20
      +2
      Quote: 210ox
      That's what I want to say .. This is a really little-known heroic event. But it became so thanks to the trend of the First World War during the Soviet era ... Looking at modern schoolchildren and their knowledge of history, we can after some time discover a little-known historical fact, for example, Battle of Kursk ..

      Under the USSR, they also wrote about this.
      SS Smirnov "Permanent sentry", there is a whole investigation. Speaking of the Brest Fortress and the Brest Station, he was the first to start collecting materials.
  4. Galleon
    Galleon 13 November 2018 17: 08
    +6
    Thanks to the editors for the news. Good movie needed. Monument. Today I will show the children.
  5. Horst78
    Horst78 13 November 2018 17: 13
    -16
    Tell me when it was? Neither in the general staff of the tsarist army, nor in the German general staff about this there is not a WORD. Where does this myth come from? and yes, he is very allegedly "patriotic", BUT because of such myths, battles to certain death are now sent. "Look how the ancestors fought" what what
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 13 November 2018 17: 16
      +8
      Quote: Horst78
      Tell me when it was? Neither in the general staff of the tsarist army, nor in the German general staff about this there is not a WORD. Where does this myth come from? and yes, he is very allegedly "patriotic", BUT because of such myths, battles to certain death are now sent. "Look how the ancestors fought" what what

      Dear, this is neither a myth nor a fairy tale. The fact of the defense of Osovets and the attacks of the dead is documented. Read more and will not write this nonsense.
      1. Horst78
        Horst78 13 November 2018 17: 58
        -7
        Quote: NEXUS
        Osovets defense fact

        I agree, this fact is.
        Quote: NEXUS
        attacks of the dead

        Where is this a fact? Can you provide documents?
        ps a beautiful clip is not a fact.
        https://youtu.be/l-6EfP9Iykw
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 13 November 2018 18: 08
          +5
          Quote: Horst78
          Where is this a fact? Can you provide documents?

          Recollection of the participant ..
          “We did not have gas masks, so the gases caused terrible injuries and chemical burns. When breathing, wheezing and bloody foam escaped from the lungs. Skin on hands and faces bubbled. The rags with which we wrapped our faces did not help. However, the Russian artillery began to operate, sending shells from the green chlorine cloud behind the shell towards the Prussians. Then the head of the 2-th department of defense of Osovts Svechnikov, shaking from a terrible cough, wheezed: “My friends, don’t die to us like Prussians cockroaches from poisoning, we will show them to remember forever!” -

          Recalls the participant in the events, the half-company commander of the 13 company Alexei Lepyoshkin. So the battle began, later called the "attack of the dead."
          The already mentioned War Diary reports: “Having received a report on this (meaning occupation of the 1th defense line) from the commander of the 3th battalion, Captain Potapov, who said that the Germans who had occupied the trenches continued to advance to the fortress and were not far from "the reserve, the regiment commander immediately ordered the 8, 13 and 14 companies to advance from the fort to the Sosnenskaya position and, in a counterattack, knock the Germans out of our trenches occupied by them." These units, including the 13 company, the attack of which was led by Lieutenant Vladimir Karpovich Kotlinsky, were also severely damaged by gas and shelling and lost up to half of the personnel (losses of the 14 company located in the fortress were less). The Germans were promised that they would simply take unprotected positions. However, everything turned out differently: Russian soldiers with their faces wrapped in rags, “living dead”, rose to meet them.
          “Having approached the enemy of the steps on 400, Lieutenant Kotlinsky, led by his company, launched an attack. With a bayonet strike he knocked down the Germans from their position, causing them to flee in disarray ... Without stopping, the 13 company continued to pursue the running enemy, with bayonets knocked it out of the trenches of the 1 and 2 sections of Sosny positions occupied by it. They again occupied the latter, returning our anti-assault gun and machine guns back captured by the enemy. At the end of this dashing attack, Second Lieutenant Kotlinsky was mortally wounded and transferred command of the 13 company to Second Lieutenant 2 of the Osovets sapper company Strezheminsky, who completed and completed the work so gloriously begun by Second Lieutenant Kotlinsky. ” Kotlinsky died by the evening of the same day. By the Highest Order of September 26 of 1916, he was posthumously awarded the Order of St. George of the 4 degree.
        2. SOF
          SOF 13 November 2018 18: 11
          +4
          Quote: Horst78
          Where is this a fact? Can you provide documents?

          ... tell me .... are you able to provide documentary evidence of the existence of Troy .... or the Battle of Thermopylae ... for example .... with the exception of the then "fiction" .....?
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  6. ser6119
    ser6119 13 November 2018 17: 58
    +5
    I watched this short film, the best of all modern films! If she were to make a full format out of her, she would not have a price!
  7. jurijsv
    jurijsv 13 November 2018 18: 15
    0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ5EKBmrthg
  8. kotik77713
    kotik77713 13 November 2018 19: 15
    +4
    Zemlyansky regiment! Glory to Voronezh! Forgot about the fallen in fierce battles! In the first and second war ... Do not take prisoners!
  9. Nikolai Petrov
    Nikolai Petrov 13 November 2018 19: 32
    +3
    If only not Bondarchuk, everyone saw his "Stalingrad". Sheer nonsense.
  10. Catfish
    Catfish 13 November 2018 21: 33
    +1
    Quote: 210ox
    Speaking of Germans .. Used more than once. Against the Allied bombers. It happened.


    Used both ours and Germans, and all is not from a good life. The Japanese took it as a tactic, when finally locked. But I haven’t heard anything about the allies, if someone has information, share it.

    My sincere gratitude to the filmmakers for Attack of the Dead. Our clever people from "narobraz" need to show such films in history lessons so that children know and remember who they owe their lives. hi
  11. gurzuf
    gurzuf 13 November 2018 21: 47
    0
    Quote: 210ox
    Speaking of Germans .. Used more than once. Against the Allied bombers. It happened.

    As far as I remember, even volunteers were specially selected.
  12. Fanis
    Fanis 13 November 2018 21: 53
    +1
    Thank you ... Strongly .. Impressed ... If only there was no war ...
  13. Occupant
    Occupant 13 November 2018 22: 02
    +2
    Well done authors. Descendants must know about the plvditgs of their ancestors!