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Marines will hold exercises in honor of memorable dates in the history of the Great Patriotic War

Marines will hold exercises in honor of memorable dates in the history of the Great Patriotic War

In July, the command of the Airborne Forces (Airborne Forces) plans to conduct a battalion tactical exercise with an airborne landing near the village of Prokhorovka, Belgorod Region, dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the Battle of Kursk.

The idea of ​​conducting an exercise on the site of a legendary tank battle is connected with the active participation of airborne formations of the Great Patriotic War in the Battle of Kursk.

Marines will carry out their maneuvers with elements historical reconstruction of the battle and thus pay tribute to the heroes of World War II, who fell in the battles for their homeland.

Another memorable date of World War II - the 70 anniversary of the 18 feat of the Siberian soldiers of the 139 Infantry Division at the Nameless Altitude (224,1 mark) near the village of Betlits, Kuybyshevsky District, Kaluga Region, will be dedicated to dropping an airborne unit on controlled parachutes of the Arbalet type. Here, memorable events will take place in September.

“The contribution of the paratroopers to the Great Victory deserves the highest historical assessment,” says Colonel-General Vladimir Shamanov, commander of the airborne forces. - To draw attention to their role in key events of the Great Patriotic War, we are obliged by numerous facts of exceptional stamina, unparalleled courage and mass heroism of paratroopers in all battles and battles without exception. This is our duty to the older generation, a tribute to the feat of soldiers and officers who defended their homeland in the worst years of the most brutal and bloody war in the history of mankind. ”

It is known that in the spring of 1943, 7 airborne divisions were deployed to the Kursk Arc, which became part of the Steppe Front. The 13-th (3-th airborne corps) and 36-I (9-th airborne corps) Guards divisions that took part in the Battle of Stalingrad also participated in the battles.

In the Prokhorovka area, soldiers of the 9th Guards Airborne Division distinguished themselves. On July 11, 1943, the compound took up defense directly in the village, where the paratroopers fought bravely for 26 hours, blocking the enemy’s path to Kursk. To the battalion of paratroopers of the 100th Guards Parachute Regiment were thrown up to XNUMX tanks and to the enemy motorized infantry regiment. Once in the center of bloody battles, the guards showed unshakable stamina, showed mass heroism, which allowed to stop the advance of the enemy, to forge his strength.

After suffering significant losses, the Nazis were forced to retreat under the onslaught of the paratroopers. In the fierce battles of 12 and 13 July, the 9 Guards Airborne and 6 Guards Rifle Divisions courageously fought alongside the soldiers of the 13 th Guards Airborne Division.

July 15 The 1943 of the year launched a counteroffensive by the troops of the right wing of the Central and then of the Bryansk fronts. Already by 5 in August they liberated the city of Oryol from the Nazi invaders, and the troops of the Steppe Front - Belgorod. 23 August was released Kharkov. The victory on the Kursk salient opened the way for the Red Army to the left-bank Ukraine.

The feat of 18 of the Siberian warriors became widely known thanks to the song “At a nameless height” by V. Basner and M. Matusovsky. They accomplished their feat on the night from 13 to 14 September 1943, when, during the Smolensk offensive operation, Soviet troops seized a well-fortified height occupied by the Nazis and during the night they held the position under the onslaught of the enemy forces that were superior to 300. Of the 18 fighters under the command of Junior Lieutenant E. Poroshina, only two survived - Konstantin Vlasov and Gerasim Lapin.

A monument was erected at the battle site of September 15 of the year 1966, and May 9 of the year was unnamed Memorial of the Nameless Height.
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  1. smershspy
    smershspy 17 May 2013 13: 36
    Glory to the Airborne Forces! Hooray! Thunderstorm of the enemy! Hooray!
  2. Canep
    Canep 17 May 2013 14: 31
    This may be the beginning of a good tradition. Good luck
  3. Alexander IV
    Alexander IV 17 May 2013 14: 32
    Let Europe look and remember the 45th
  4. vjatsergey
    vjatsergey 17 May 2013 14: 35
    Let the guys train so that not so much NATO relax.
    1. smershspy
      smershspy 17 May 2013 16: 25
      That's right! Airborne is airborne!
    2. albanech
      albanech 10 June 2013 12: 32
      Let the guys train so that not so much NATO relax.

      Well said! Exactly! To you +!
  5. kudwar68
    kudwar68 17 May 2013 15: 09
    Glory to the Airborne Forces !!! A good initiative to commemorate our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, the history of victories on the fronts of our army and navy! When Europa began to forget and intentionally distort the history of the Second World War, it is necessary to conduct such exercises more often!
  6. Suhov
    Suhov 17 May 2013 15: 12
    What, again will they take Berlin?
    1. fatty
      fatty 17 May 2013 18: 32
      and what, the honor would be offered, they will take for a sweet soul.
  7. skrgar
    skrgar 17 May 2013 15: 12
    Wow. We need to bring even more schoolchildren to the landing site, so that they can see firsthand how this landing is happening .. To understand who is really cool !!
  8. frame 10-32
    frame 10-32 17 May 2013 15: 34
    Yes, great! See also, remember, and compare.
  9. bairat
    bairat 17 May 2013 15: 42
    We look at the book - we see a fig. Most of the amphibious operations of the Second World War ended in failure. Without belittling the feat of the paratroopers, I would like the modern military doctrine to learn from those events. Only small sabotage detachments achieved success, as a result, the Airborne Forces fought shoulder to shoulder with the infantry, they had no other use. Will BMD and other landing equipment with "cardboard" armor find application on the modern battlefield?
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 17 May 2013 15: 49
      Quote: bairat
      We look at the book - we see a fig. Most landing operations during the Second World War ended in failure.
      Much depended on the commanders, and not all operations were unsuccessful.
      In October - November, the 1943 airborne battalion under the command of Bluwstein was thrown into the Kanev region. The ejection fell right into the thick of the enemy troops, which immediately began to destroy the paratroopers. But Bluvstein was able to collect and remove from the blow of his soldiers and officers. They advanced to the right bank of the Dnieper, crushing enemy garrisons and communications along the way.
      13.11.43 paratroopers seized a bridgehead on the southwestern outskirts of s. Svidovok (Cherkasy region), entrenched, repelled countless German attacks, tightly covering the area of ​​building bridges across the Dnieper, ensured the crossing of troops for the development of the offensive in the area of ​​Cherkasy. When Soviet tanks went over these bridges, Bluvshtein landed his paratroopers on them and freed 11 settlements. The title of Hero is assigned to him by 24.4.1944.
    2. RUS
      RUS 17 May 2013 16: 55
      in World War 3 I agree, but in local conflicts, mobile troops are indispensable.
    3. Quzmi4
      Quzmi4 18 May 2013 03: 47
      Because the technique of the landing and with "cardboard" armor is not intended for breaking the front edge. And frolic on the rear - here the roll towards mobility (including the possibility of transportation by air and airborne landing) and firepower due to security is justified.
      I see all the failures of the large landing operations of the Second World War in their disgusting organization. Not thrown there; They thought that the landing itself would provide trophy food and ammunition; ground forces failed to break into the captured area; enemy aircraft, beating our landing, were not even supposed to resist, etc.
  10. RUS
    RUS 17 May 2013 16: 53
    The Kursk Bulge is one of the last nails in the coffin of fascist Germany.
  11. Vladomir
    Vladomir 17 May 2013 17: 28
    Shamanov well done, knows what to do, learns, learns and learns using the experience of front-line soldiers, making the US and NATO think.
  12. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 17 May 2013 18: 22
    The article refers to the 13th Guards Rifle Division. That is --- Rodimtseva. It would be nice to conduct a crossing across the Volga in the Volgograd region in mid-September. And an extraordinary training and tribute to the heroes.
  13. waisson
    waisson 17 May 2013 20: 39
    our troops were always the first, and I, as a former airborne assault force, are happy for you. GLORY OF THE VDV-RUSSIA !!!! FORWARD RUSSIA !!!!!
  14. individual
    individual 17 May 2013 21: 44
    Glory to the Airborne Forces!
    Respect to the Commander, Colonel General V. Shamanov.
  15. Kolovrat77
    Kolovrat77 17 May 2013 22: 25
    The personnel of the Airborne Forces throughout the war were distinguished by the highest degree of combat training and courage. This is clearly indicated by the fact that the German units operating against the paratroopers almost never tried to seize "languages" from among them (in the 1st Guards Division, for example, the first case of this kind was noted only at the beginning of 1945, during defensive operations against the banks of the Hron River in Czechoslovakia. Moreover, the German reconnaissance group itself was captured). All formations received the name of the Guards and acquired vast combat experience (196 soldiers and officers of the Airborne Forces received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union). The enemy recognized their power: German intelligence reported that the parachute units of the Red Army "represent the best example of the Russian ground forces." At the top, they also knew that paratroopers would sacrifice themselves, but they would complete any task. The paratroopers, turned into shock detachments, suffered huge losses: not only in companies, but also in battalions after battles, 15-20 active bayonets often remained.