Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Now we are going to show you an installation in the Museum of the Sheremetyevs of Sevastopol. It’s a Soviet machine-gun nest that was located in the Mikhalovskaya casemated battery during the final stage of the Sevastopol defence in 1942. The sailors defending the battery could stand for three days only. Though it’s not “only” but “long three days”…

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

To neutralize the defence of the Mikhailovskaya battery the Germans concetrated the fire of multiple weapons on it.

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

When the Germans could reach the north side of the city a defended post was made at the Mikhailovskaya battery. The garrison was defending the battery for three days and in June, 24th, 1942 it finally evacuated to the south side.

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Typical protection of the MG nest of that time – sacks with sand and an old reliable “Maxim”.

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Striped vest in blood left by someone

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

On the final days of defence there was no telephone connection almost everywhere. In these conditions the skill to send and receive flag signals was especially valuable.

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Fragments of soldiers’ life at the defensive positions.

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Open can of stewed meat produced in far 1941. Fast dinner and back to the embrasure.

Machine Gun Nest From 1942

Location: Sevastopol, Ukraine

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