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Our memory. Novikov Museum

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I suggest now to make an excursion to the museum of a small size, but with a rather spectacular exposure. It is devoted mainly to the Italians, who fought on the side of Germany and came to our lands. And here mostly remained. Of course, with the Italians it was not so sad as with the Hungarians, but they left the exhibition impressive.

Everything you see in the photo has been dug up and found by a group of seekers from the Boguchar district of the Voronezh region. And they themselves restored. The team is headed by a local archeologist, Novikov Nikolai Lvovich. The leader of the search squad "Memory".

And this is what can be seen in his museum. This is a part of the exhibition, the most remarkable. All found on the ground fighting.

Food containers and officer field table.

Meat grinder. A rare thing at the front, but the Italians clearly loved comfort.

Coffee grinder How without her?

Manual milk separator.

A little bit of creams. Nivea, however ...

A coil of barbed wire is an infrequent thing in museums.

Equipment for machine gun belts.

Shop from MG.

Ammunition box.

Clip to the machine gun "Breda".

Backpacks and backpacks.

Documents of those times too much.

Italian grenades.

And this is ours.

Italian mines.

Manual mortar grenade launcher.

Pistols Waiting for their turn to recover.

Machine gun "Breda" M1937, caliber 8 mm.

Manual "Breda" and "Degtyarev." The "nonsense" of the 1930 model of the year, but a variation of the 1937, the caliber is not 6,5 but 7,35.

PPSh and DT - "Degtyarev tank".

The barrel of the German gun.

"Star" and the pride of the collection. The host apparently painted this flask with long, cold winter evenings. Engraving.

This is a quote from Mussolini's speech. About the fact that they will destroy 250 millions of people in the east for the sake of purpose. Dreams ...

Germany, Japan, Italy ... List of losers.

German tile for dry fuel.

Why do you think this is a German officer?

Hiking stand for eggs!

Carabiner from "Beretta".

It looked like Italian ammunition. More from the First World War.

Assault rifle with folding bayonet.

Svetik - SVT. Though now in battle.

Armory Museum counter.

Wooden pencil case. The inscription is impressive: "Bonuxar-Voronezh-captivity." Cut out a prisoner of war. Lucky ...

Steel arms.

Samples of bottles from Italy. The hangover was hard ...


Soviet medallions.

On this spoon, the found soldier of the Red Army Kuznetsov was identified.

German medallions.

Cans. Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy ...

Famous Italian shoes.

Receiver found in a buried dugout. It still works.


Samples of Italian hats. Novodely. Brought from Italy by relatives. This hat is the official black-shirts headdress. Italian Guard Mussolini.

And here they are, the Bersaliers. Maybe someone from the pictured photo could return to Italy.
Photos used:
Roman Skomorokhov
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  1. miv110
    miv110 13 October 2015 06: 48 New
    An impressive collection, even in the first part I drew attention to the phrase - "let's go shoveled the snow." As a result, we see what was removed from under this snow. How much of this good still remains in our land! Enough for more than one hundred museums. And now, interestingly, the photo shows whole German medallions. This means that these soldiers are most likely missing, and in Germany they are often interested in the fate of their relatives. Did you carry out search work in this direction or not?
    1. vladimirZ
      vladimirZ 13 October 2015 17: 36 New
      Recently I watched the German film "Stalingrad". And I remembered an episode from there, connected with German medallions - tokens.
      The German officer - the platoon commander, found a cowardly soldier who did not go on the attack. He took from him such an oval medallion - a token, broke it in half along the horizontal longitudinal cuts, gave the half to the soldier, and took the second for himself as if for the deceased, i.e. actually sentenced him for cowardice to death. And a little later he sent him to death, to throw a machine gun with a grenade, where he was killed.
      That is, the photo above shows 4 broken medallions of the recorded killed soldiers, according to which these halves were left with the body of the deceased, and the second halves were transferred for compiling "funerals", and below 4 are intact, not broken tokens, "missing", i.e. e. not counted as "killed".
      German pedantry even in this. This is still better than plastic medallions, in which our soldiers did not invest their data because of superstition.
  2. Arktidianets
    Arktidianets 13 October 2015 07: 54 New
    A good exposure, a self-made pencil case made by the prisoner caused a smile, but the AEG receiver, which is still working, caused genuine surprise. Thanks for the photo!
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 13 October 2015 08: 02 New
    Impressed, hellish .. author respect!
  4. kvs207
    kvs207 13 October 2015 08: 36 New
    Suddenly and cool.
    But the "brands" are well-known: Esbit, AEG. I was surprised by the meat grinder and egg holder.
  5. Pal2004
    Pal2004 13 October 2015 08: 37 New
    In a word - well done!
  6. Stas57
    Stas57 13 October 2015 08: 52 New
    richly rich
    well done guys do not barynichatsya, but everything in the museum!
  7. mishastich
    mishastich 13 October 2015 09: 19 New
    Thanks for the tour.
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 13 October 2015 10: 23 New
      A good museum. The main thing is still preserved.
  8. Robert Nevsky
    Robert Nevsky 13 October 2015 10: 58 New
    The knife of my grandfather Cyril.
    He fought with him in 1944-45, under the command of Marshal TOLBUKHIN.
  9. Turkir
    Turkir 13 October 2015 14: 57 New
    Thanks for the article and interesting photos. yes
  10. moskowit
    moskowit 13 October 2015 17: 36 New
    I express my admiration for the search engines and the creators of the exhibition. Well done !!! Small correction. For machine guns, this method of supplying ammunition was called "hard tape". Respectfully yours and further success in expanding the museum and its exhibits ...