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Lend-Lease Military Museum in Moscow

Today we offer a virtual visit to not the most famous, but truly unique military museum of lend-lease in Moscow.
The museum was created by enthusiasts and occupies one of the halls of the school №1262. At the same time, the hall is literally packed with unique exhibits.


Lend-Lease Military Museum in Moscow

General view of the hall

Various things donated by veterans and their descendants to the museum. Soviet and American soldiers exchanged these things during a meeting on the Elbe

“Military” cigarettes that were included in the diet of American soldiers

Uniforms that came with military equipment and American machine

Soldier of Stalingrad with a Thompson machine gun

Jeep Willis Marshal Rokossovsky, transferred to the museum by the grandson of the military chief. The car is still on the go

Willow Bullet Tire Cut

In the cabin of Willys austerely

First Aid Kit on Willis's wing for extreme cases

Outfitting of the pilot, which was equipped with American aircraft

Life raft for pilots

Folding English moped for paratroopers. Paratrooped in a box and assembled on the spot in 3 minutes

Canadian, American and English leather jackets

Outfit allies - English, Soviet and American


Food assistance. Interestingly, toys for children were often invested in civilian aid.

Unique tea jar: Chiang Kai-shek, Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill

A soldier in the outfit of the 101-th US assault division since the Second World War. The prototype for this dummy was the staff sergeant Joseph Beyrle - the only soldier of World War II, who managed to do some fighting in both the American and Soviet armies. He landed with the Americans in Normandy, but was captured, on the third attempt he escaped and got into the disposition of the Soviet troops, where he managed to make war with the Soviet tank battalion.

The fate of Joseph Beyrle can be read in detail in Wikipedia. Interestingly, his son from 2008 to 2011. was the US ambassador to Russia.

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  1. Apollo
    Apollo 17 August 2013 07: 50
    video footage

    1. 755962
      755962 17 August 2013 18: 17
      But what about the famous "second front"?
    2. studentmati
      studentmati 19 August 2013 00: 58
      A chic museum with authentic exhibits! good And the treacherous behavior of the state apparatus in the person of local officials, indulging the mercantile interests of citizens (more precisely, individuals inhabiting this territory) in order to preserve the Great History.
      What, when and where will these "citizens" teach their sons patriotism?
      Or maybe I'm asking a stupid question?
      Cambridge will help us?
  2. biglow
    biglow 17 August 2013 09: 50
    a good museum, if only to restore exhibits
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 17 August 2013 12: 22
      did they send condoms for lend-lease?
      how did the Germans goering throw off near Stalingrad instead of ammunition, equipment and food?

      and on the topic, my grandmother talked about pieces of lendlizovskogo chocolate 1x1x1metyr
      which was chopped with axes in portions, I would definitely crack the muzzle
      although then of course it was no laughing matter
  3. Akim
    Akim 17 August 2013 10: 09
    In Yalta, there is F. Roosevelt Street. I wonder if they have Stalin Street somewhere?
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 17 August 2013 10: 32
      Quote: Akim
      In Yalta, there is F. Roosevelt Street. I wonder if they have Stalin Street somewhere?

      What are you saying? They would rather have Hitler Street than Stalin!
      1. Su-9
        Su-9 17 August 2013 11: 19
        A interesting question.
        In Canada, until the 90s, there was a peak of Stalin, then in the wake of perestroika it was renamed. But Canadians and Berlin renamed their.
        In Paris there is a metro Stalingradskaya. I wasn’t even her. And in Brussels there is a street. And in Bologna - well, it's probably who came back from captivity so called.
        But more interestingly, in England there are Stalin Road in Colchester and Stalin Avenue in Chatham. I was a little surprised when I found out.

        And in the states, yes, there is Hitler Street, but the truth is that it was not named after Adolf, but in honor of the founder of that village in the 19th century.
    2. smersh70
      smersh70 17 August 2013 11: 06
      Quote: Akim
      I wonder if they have Stalin Street somewhere?

      do not blame the Ukrainians) but blame Khrushchev first of all ... there were 3 streets, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin ... after 1961, it seems that Stalin Street was changed to Sovetskaya Street ........ hi
  4. omsbon
    omsbon 17 August 2013 10: 35
    Small, cozy museum! I like it!
  5. KG_patriot_last
    KG_patriot_last 17 August 2013 11: 50
    The British have a helmet for an African TVD. The Soviet troops singled out a belt. It is still not very prominent among the Americans and the rest.
    1. Aryan
      Aryan 17 August 2013 12: 36
      Of course, they did not sharpen the belt buckles for hand-to-hand combat ...
      1. KG_patriot_last
        KG_patriot_last 17 August 2013 14: 30
        probably you and I were bombarded by the great lover of Soviet military belts wassat
  6. svp67
    svp67 17 August 2013 15: 10
    Such museums are very important, it is especially pleasing that it was created at the school, but also "-" of this - low availability and bandwidth. But all the same news from the category "+"
  7. Kovrovsky
    Kovrovsky 17 August 2013 15: 26
    I liked the phrase that toys were put in for children. They understood that during the war, children have the worst. Thank them for that! The supplied food, especially the stew, was often called the "second front".
  8. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 17 August 2013 15: 53
    Quote: svp67
    Such museums are very important, it is especially pleasing that it was created at the school, but also "-" of this - low availability and bandwidth. But all the same news from the category "+"

    Any museums are needed, any museums are important, if only the facts were not faked there! Museums teach that all good things are not forgotten, and all bad things are not repeated!
  9. mithridate
    mithridate 17 August 2013 16: 28
    indeed, museums provide a visual representation of history. And it is very important that the younger generation visit such museums, while whisking the ideological noodles of the Tolerast from their ears
  10. Nrsimha42
    Nrsimha42 18 August 2013 03: 26
    The idea is wonderful! I would like to visit him.
  11. waisson
    waisson 18 August 2013 22: 36
    I don’t know how anyone was interested in the history of small museums of a certain subject, because remember the times of the USSR, every school had a museum and patriotism was formed on us, the love of the place where you were born in a village, and the pride for your homeland grew
  12. Asan Ata
    Asan Ata 19 August 2013 00: 09
    My classmate father had a military pilot. From the war there was such a red tanned jacket with leather inserts. Lenka in the 10th grade alter it, it turned out very much a sheepskin coat, this is 20 years after the war!
  13. SlavaP
    SlavaP 19 August 2013 00: 22
    And here I still remember the Studebakers — they ran about 20-25 years after the war. Once, as a kid, for a laugh, he plugged one of the exhausts with potatoes - so he shot it like a bullet when it started!
  14. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 54
    Welbike - scooter (motorcycle) of the Second World War
  15. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 55
    and more: Welbike - scooter (motorcycle) of World War II
  16. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 57

    military scooter
  17. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 17: 58
    and another scooter from the second world war
  18. netrabota
    netrabota 9 October 2013 18: 17
    I apologize - it was added twice