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Military photos of Mikhail Savin

Speaking of the big wars of the last decades, we often single out commanders, people who led operations, but often forget that other people forged the victory. These are both front-line fighters and workers in the rear. At the same time, we should not forget about those people, thanks to whose work we today can see military cadres of bygone eras. These people include war correspondents who, using all their skills, managed to capture the military chronicle or military photos.

Photo correspondents of the times of the Great Patriotic War created hundreds of memorable pictures that during the post-war years managed to spread through various publications, new generations are familiar with what happened in the bloody war. Today, many modern editions using new photo processing styles, publish old footage in a new visual perusal.

Military photojournalists with their "soap cases" often found themselves where the chance to survive was striving for zero. Thanks to the work of these people, we have the opportunity to touch stories and see with my own eyes how our grandfathers and great-grandfathers saw this war.

One of those photojournalists, whose works have reached our days, is Mikhail Savin. Mikhail Ivanovich went through the whole war with a camera in his hands. Moreover, his shots have become a real classic of the art of the military photographer. Savin was born back in the year 1915. From 1939, he worked in TASS Photo Chronicles. Photographing war days began in June 1941. His camera captured the bitterness of the retreat of the Soviet troops, and the glorious military pages: the defense of Moscow, the Battle of Kursk, the offensive of the Soviet troops in Europe. For his unparalleled work, Mikhail Savin was awarded the medal "For the Victory over Germany" and "For Courage." Mikhail Ivanovich talked about the talisman that he tried to carry with him during the war. This mascot was for him a ring of porcelain, which was previously used for hanging curtains. Mikhail Ivanovich believed that it was this ring that saved him more than once from the most difficult situations when the probability of survival was minimal.

The work of press photographer Mikhail Savin today is an example of how a true professional should relate to his work. Thanks to this attitude, the world was able to see pictures of the war as it was.

Military photos of Mikhail Savin

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  1. omsbon
    omsbon 3 May 2013 08: 12
    Wonderful photos, a frozen era!
    Honor and glory to front-line correspondents!

    PS The only thing I want to note is that at that glorious time they were taking pictures not with "soap dishes", but with "watering cans".
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 4 May 2013 08: 48
      Quote: omsbon
      Wonderful photos, a frozen era!
      Honor and glory to front-line correspondents!

      All World War II time photographs need to be archived and cataloged centrally! Visible evidence of a tragic history should not completely disappear into oblivion.
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 3 May 2013 08: 13
    Yeah, take such pictures, you don’t take half-naked women against the background of palm trees. good +
  3. Deniska999
    Deniska999 3 May 2013 08: 36
    Great job. The era comes to life.
  4. smershspy
    smershspy 3 May 2013 08: 58
    I would say a great era! The frozen heroes of the great war! Glory and honor to the heroes!
  5. igordok
    igordok 3 May 2013 09: 42
    Live photos. He takes for the soul.
    APASUS 3 May 2013 10: 06
    How much war is reflected in their faces. They even look sad and smiling. And I also noticed that people in military operations are rapidly aging, look at the faces with the feeling that they are all over 50.
    Glory to the people of this country! The country that conquered fascism!
  7. avt
    avt 3 May 2013 10: 25
    good That pleased before the holiday !!! good Thank you!
  8. Tolik. 975
    Tolik. 975 3 May 2013 10: 34
    Many thanks to the author for the selection of photos! people are not guilty of the games of politicians ... but - suffers from them
  9. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 3 May 2013 10: 44
    Photos of the children of war. How small it is. It’s hard for us to grow up in relative abundance. These photos should be in textbooks. For war is first of all grief, suffering and death.
    1. stariy
      stariy 3 May 2013 20: 44
      Quote: Aron Zaavi
      These photos should be in textbooks.

      First of all, in the West so that painful illusions are not born ...
  10. Wolland
    Wolland 3 May 2013 10: 45
    A worthy collection of photographs, the war is visible with all its cruel scenes .....
  11. sichevik
    sichevik 3 May 2013 12: 43
    Look at the faces of these people. I always look at the faces and eyes of people in such photographs. I look and something turns upside down in my soul.
  12. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 3 May 2013 12: 52
    A good selection of photos of that war, in time for the Victory Day!
  13. Eugeniy_369
    Eugeniy_369 3 May 2013 12: 53
    Photos with civilians are the worst. Soldiers, commanders, etc. this is understandable, but children, women ....
    When the grandfather remembered the war behind a pile, he grinned at first, and then cried. Even then I understood why, and looking at these photos I’m crying. Is the dog driving boy interesting? That's horrible. May God never survive what my grandfather and the entire population of my MOTHERLAND survived. These photos should be shown on May 9 on television.
  14. George
    George 3 May 2013 13: 52
    Hello all.
    Wondered who in the photo?
    It turned out Maria Kuvshinova - a sniper, holder of the Order of Glory, 3rd degree, who destroyed several dozen Fritzes.
    The best men of the 3 Reich fell at her feet ... dead.
    Thank you for the excellent photo selection.
  15. AK-47
    AK-47 3 May 2013 17: 16
    Hero of the Soviet Union Pinchuk Nikolay Grigoryevich
    In total, during the war years, he made 307 sorties, participating in 68 air battles, shot down 24 enemy aircraft - 22 personally (one by ram) and 2 in the group.
    After the war, he continued to serve in the Air Force. In 1954 he graduated with honors from the Air Force Academy. Since 1975, Colonel N.G. Pinchuk is in stock.
    He died on January 12, 1978. He was buried at the Eastern cemetery in Minsk.
  16. Peace war
    Peace war 3 May 2013 22: 57
    From the eighth photo, she started already ...

    In general, the post even made something happy. Last year I spoke at a conference, used photos at a presentation and, for some ridiculous situation, I just found an author of those two photos that I couldn’t sign ... I feel really stupid)

    Thanks to the author, who knows, maybe she would never have seen the truth ..)
  17. vanderhaas
    vanderhaas 4 May 2013 02: 21
    Many thanks and respect to the author. Such photos should be kept in a golden fund and stored forever.
  18. RoadRunner
    RoadRunner 4 May 2013 16: 13
    Good photos, each one makes you think ... Well, maybe the 4 geese smiled against the panther lol
  19. luka095
    luka095 5 May 2013 12: 43
    Nice photos. Eh, I wish there were signatures under them - where, when and who (if possible). And the site is special so you can go in and see!
  20. svskor80
    svskor80 5 May 2013 14: 07
    The era of great achievements. It was very interesting to watch, thanks to the author.
  21. agent
    agent 6 May 2013 11: 45
    as I see children in a war, my heart aches ... two have, God forbid war ....
  22. Sirozha
    Sirozha 7 May 2013 16: 14
    Who will tell you on the first photo - is it the Germans on armor passing by our officers? Or is it ours in German uniform? Something strange. The fact that this is not in Poland can be judged by the epaulettes of our officers, who during the partition of Poland, have not yet been used.
    Explain the photo!
    Thanks in advance.
    1. George
      George 11 May 2013 21: 54
      Victory Day. Representatives of the Soviet command accept the surrendering German auto armor. Spit Frisch-Nehrung, 9maya 1945g.
      To be more precise, the remnants of the "Great Germany" division on the Polish side of the Baltic spit are surrendering.
      This is from the same series: