Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

On January, 29th they held a military reconstruction of liberating Gatchina to celebrate the breakage of the Siege of Leningrad. The event took place near Gatchina, the Leningrad Region.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The Red Army officer with a machine gun by Vasily Degtyaryov.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Running a motorcycle in the snow.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The battle is about to begin.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

German soldiers.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Having their lunch.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

With a Czech machine gun.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

And this one is German.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Soldiers wearing their overcoats.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

A lady on the battlefield should be taken good care of.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

A red cross. Perhaps, some of the soldiers were dreaming of getting wounded.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

A German camp.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The Red Army scouts.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

A German officer convoys a Russian captive and a woman they suspect of being connected to partisans.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The German Army.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

An MG-42 machine gun.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The Red Army has begun to attack.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

German infantrymen have to retreat.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

A scout is trying to detect his enemy’s location.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Something’s wrong with the machine gun!

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Fixed!

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The Red Army continues the attack.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

German soldiers begin to counterattack.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

They come to hand-to-hand fighting!

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Some Germans are armed with the Stg-43 and they strain at the leash!

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Evacuating a wounded soldier from the battlefield.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

They make a desperate try to beat off the Red Army’s attack.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

But it keeps fighting. What’s in the hand of that soldier in the background?

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

They don’t take captives…

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Is that a girl with a handgun?

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

The Red Army is about to make their final attack.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Here it is!

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

A crucial fighting.

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

They did it! They won!

Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region

Location: Gatchina

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8 thoughts on “Liberating Gatchina, The Leningrad Region”

  1. Just reading a book by Alexander Werth ” Russia at War ” 1941-1945,chapter The Leningrad Story.
    Hardy,heroic folk indeed ( the Russians,not the cowardly Nazi dogs ).

  2. Looks like the MG-42 jammed n the cold, probably one small reason why the Germans got their asses handed to them on the Eastern front back n WW2

  3. It looks like germans didn’t had an apropiate uniform for the heavy cold weather.. somewhere it was said that the extreme cold ,killed many and that gave an edge the soviets with their better prepared army for such conditions.

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