The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

Red Army soldiers start their way towards the enemy.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The first killed and wounded…

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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 Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

They act very quick and efficiently.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The RAK-37.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

Fuer!!!

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

Another volley.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

Red Army trenches are on fire and smoke fiercely.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

But… he’s caught up with a bullet.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The machine gunner of the Red Army continues firing.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The orderly evacuates the wounded from the battlefield.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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 Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Tiger comes out of the forest.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

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

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

But still the Gebirgsjager continues moving.

The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942

26 thoughts on “The Reconstruction of One Bloody Battle of 1942”

  1. 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. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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.

  5. 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.”

  6. 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.

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