26 The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

Posted on August 17, 2011 by team

Red Army soldiers start their way towards the enemy.

A sniper begins his work, a mortar is prepared for the battle.

The Degtyaryov’s machine gun throws out tons of lead.

A German advanced detachment headed by the experienced paratrooper approached the Red Army front line by car.

The first killed and wounded…


This paratrooper armed with the mp-40 drags a wounded Red Army soldier armed with an ax to the Kubelwagen where he’ll be able to get the first aid, given 100 grams of vodka and thoroughly questioned.

The Kettenkrad with another group of paratroopers breaks through the front line of the Red Army.

One can hear explosions everywhere. The Germans understand that delay means death.

They act very quick and efficiently.

The RAK-37.



Another volley.

Red Army trenches are on fire and smoke fiercely.

This driver foresaw a possible counterattack and now throws himself into the fire to be able to evacuate the vehicle he’s responsible for before Fuhrer.

But… he’s caught up with a bullet.


The machine gunner of the Red Army continues firing.

The orderly evacuates the wounded from the battlefield.

The command of the Red Army watches the battle through binoculars.

The German command sends tanks to the battlefield only after the first attack has already choked with blood and dozens of the killed and wounded lie on the ground.

The Tiger comes out of the forest.

“Now you’re just a target for the rifles of hundreds of mountain jaeger.”

As soon as tanks approach the positions of the RKKA, they are pelted with grenades.


But still the Gebirgsjager continues moving.


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26 responses to “The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942”

  1. Xoliul says:

    I’m really curious what they actually fire and blow up? Blanks and light explosives for show? It all looks awfully cool, but I can’t really imagine it working the same as airsoft for example…

  2. testicules says:

    Are those authentic tanks or are they replicas? Germans had really cool uniforms and equipment

  3. John says:

    Whether 1942 or 2011, still better to be on the German side!

  4. Kalimba says:

    I want the track bike!

  5. Patrick TH says:

    What is this reconstruction for?

  6. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Interesting reconstruction. A good deal of effort went into this. Happily, after this was over everyone got up, shook hands, and had a party. In real war…not.

  7. CZenda says:

    Comrade politruk, I understand your forehead is falling on the front page of “Collected Writings Of Comrade Stalin, The Greatest Leader, The Wisest Man, The Best Skier And Tractor Driver Of All Times” after 200 grms of vodka, but it is 2011, not 1942. Did the comrades from NKVD mention something like “liquid nitrogen” after the toast?

  8. Chac Mool says:

    Yes, the german outfits and gear still look cool today. I can’t imagine how hard was for the Russians to reach Berlin. This was a very well done and cool reenactment. Great set of pics for WWII fans.

  9. marxistworker says:

    Years ago I owned a board game “Russian Civil War 1918-1922”; always had to play solitary (no one else had any interest)… always made sure the Reds won. My only knowledge/interest in “reenactments.”

  10. Yves St. Cyr says:

    I don’t think I would have enjoyed fighting in this war the combatants on either side were entirely too vicious.

  11. Montesquieu says:

    Luftwaffe had some of the worst ground combat troops in the war. Paratroops excluded. While well equiped, they were ill trained and lacked motivation. Least of all the lack of logic behind ground troops serving the air force.

  12. testicules says:


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