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Memories of a Red Army soldier who fought on an armored train during the Great Patriotic War

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Memories of a Red Army soldier who fought on an armored train during the Great Patriotic War

Not only artillery weapons inflicted tangible damage to the enemy in manpower and equipment during the Great Patriotic War, aviation, warships and tank connections. One of the isolated areas of the Red Army's combat operations is the use of armored trains.


Often, these means of warfare created an impressive advantage and made it possible to solve an important combat mission in a certain sector of the front and front-line territory.

In personal and state archives, in the media, there are testimonies of participants in the Great Patriotic War who fought on armored trains with the Nazi invaders. One of these people was Konstantin Arefiev - Hero of the Soviet Union.

Konstantin Artemyevich was at the front at the very beginning of the war - in 1941. He was part of the militia that confronted the enemy near Kiev. The future Hero of the USSR fought on an armored train, which was built by the railway workers of the capital of the Ukrainian SSR.

At one of the stages, the soldier ended up with thousands of other Red Army soldiers in the "Kiev Cauldron", he managed to escape captivity by a miracle.

The combat path of Konstantin Arefiev is described in the plot "I remember" on the channel of blogger Dmitry Puchkov.

Material based on the memoirs of a participant in the Great Patriotic War:

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  1. Svarog
    Svarog 5 October 2020 14: 21
    +2
    Konstantin Artemyevich was at the front at the very beginning of the war - in 1941. He was part of the militia that confronted the enemy near Kiev. The future Hero of the USSR fought on an armored train, which was built by the railway workers of the capital of the Ukrainian SSR.

    "The Last Armored Train" clearly shows how it was .. a film with the participation of Andrei Panin.
    1. nnm
      nnm 5 October 2020 14: 28
      +9
      Well, of course .... a former general who suffered from repression is the main positive hero, always saving everyone. That's exactly how it was. The red corps commander himself betrays and gives the Germans to shoot the command of the armored train ...
      The only true film with Panin's participation is about his love for dogs.
      Yes, and all our modern cinema of recent years is a continuous slop on our history.
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 5 October 2020 14: 30
        +2
        Quote: nnm
        Yes, and all our modern cinema of recent years is a continuous slop on our history.

        It's not about the plot .. the plot .. I agree .. I actually mean the armored train itself and that it posed a serious threat to the enemy. Well, I really like how Panin played.
        1. nnm
          nnm 5 October 2020 14: 53
          +5
          Then I understood you, colleague. Yes, it’s hard to imagine what people were like when they stayed at 41.
          1. Asad
            Asad 5 October 2020 15: 26
            0
            With a dog another Panin!
            1. nnm
              nnm 5 October 2020 15: 36
              +1
              Exactly! For some reason I liked the way he played in the new film adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes series. And, indeed, this is Panin of a healthy person.
              1. mat-vey
                mat-vey 5 October 2020 16: 30
                +1
                Quote: nnm
                Exactly! For some reason I liked the way he played in the new film adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes series. And, indeed, this is Panin of a healthy person.

                Oh, I beg you. Everything with this individual, as always, was ripped apart one to one English TV series "Ripper Street" ...
  2. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 5 October 2020 15: 30
    +1
    History is a corrupt girl, politicians. Therefore, it is being rewritten and will be rewritten. Another thing is important. It is important that they themselves, first of all, do not sell the memory of their fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers. Otherwise, pans on your head and ride like some "neighboring" peoples.
    1. Catfish
      Catfish 5 October 2020 16: 21
      +3
      There is a cohort of "historians", and not only abroad, whose motto is a simple formula: "The future is beyond our control, but the past depends on us." So they work exclusively for those who pay them more. request
  3. Catfish
    Catfish 5 October 2020 16: 32
    +2
    In 1960, the feature film "Fortress on Wheels" was released.
    but the film was remembered forever. I recommend to those who have not watched.