In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

Last week we started to show you the photographs from the big reconstruction devoted to the 69th anniversary of Kiev liberation from the fascist conquerers. Now you can see the second portion of the photos from the event.

In autumn 1943 the troops of Wehrmacht, defending Kiev, managed to repel the advance of the Soviet troops twice. Their defence on the right bank of the Dnieper was quite reliable and they still planned to change the course of the fighting and move back to the east.
They didn’t expect the massive attack of the Red Army from the north in November, 3rd, 1943. They were drinking their coffee, taking photos near their guns and were doing morning exercises…

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

The Germans do not expect to be attacked.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

Everything is mined.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

It’s the interior of the German dugout.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

The chef cooks pea soup with smoked ribs.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

These are Italian soldiers.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

“Lenin didn’t promise you anyhting!”

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

More weapons are coming.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

Next morning won’t be this calm…

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

What do we have for breakfast?

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

The guns are to be cleaned.

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans

Now it’s silent here but tomorrow…

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18 thoughts on “In Autumn 1943, Part II: the Germans”

  1. Why any Russian would want to put on a Nazi uniform, let alone a uniform of the SS is beyond me!
    However, I admire the authenticity of the uniforms, equipment and fieldworks.

    • It’s called re-enactment. They’re not doing it because they are thinking what the Germans thought.

      God…. Think “Movies”.

    • They can be proud, and many other coutries should do it on such larges scales as in russia, remembering the past, the horrific war, with such details, and passion, is the only way.

  2. My father (german) was there! He is 91yrs
    old now. He tells me stories of when he was afraid to go to sleep at night, not only of the
    bombardments but also of the cold. He always thought he was not going to wake up the next morning. He was a young (22yr) man. He had NO CHOICE. If he refused he would have received a bullet to the head. He told me he was billeted (put up with a russian family) for a while and while he was there (waiting for the next assault) he helped around the household (fixing things). They actually became friends. There was an 18yr old daughter in the house and I thought ‘hubba, hubba’. But, no, he said there was a very stricked moral code and if he would have been found guilty of indecency (ie:rape) he would have been shot on the spot (no trial). I am not trying to make any excusses for what happened during WW2, just trying to say that most young people that ‘end up’ in the army don’t know what they are getting into!!!!!!
    My father suffers to this day from the memories.

    • PS: I would like to add that I am not impressed by big boys playing tough. The reality is not pretty. Innocent women, children and old people get killed and MAIMED. It is not something to have fun with.Excuse my RANT.

      • Oh yes, Amadeus – whole German army were enlisted by force young, innocent guys. Really. And they did not kill judes, rape woman and kill civilians. Especially im Wehrmacht which speciality was to defend ! innocent russian girls and help in homeworks. 40 mln civilian were killed by accident. Do you still belive in fairy tales?

        • Oh Kriss – whole German army were violent, blood-thirsty brutes who volunteered. Really. And they all killed judes (not sure what you are trying to do here. Use the English word “jews” or the correct German plural “Juden”.) Wehrmacht’s speciality was raping innocent russian girls and burning villages. That was all they did. They single-handedly killed over one thousend million billion people, just because Germans are an evil and blood-thirsty race. No civilians died from hunger, cold or the general hardships of war. No civilians were killed by the red army. Each German has the blood of the innocent Jewish babies he stabbed with his bayonett on his hands! All the allied reports about the cruel Germans are 110% true and no propaganda at all. They didn’t have their own war-crimes to justify, because they didn’t commit war-crimes. Do you still belive in fairy tales?

  3. CCCP had so many man to sacrifice in battle, many more than Germany. Those German were strong but Soviet was strong and crazy in a good way. I cannot recall a battle when Soviet army surrendered.

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