Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Precisely 70 years ago, on April 9, 1945 Soviet troops, acting under the East-Prussian operation, conquered Koenigsberg. This set of photographs is dedicated to that very event.

On the image above are Soviet artillerymen (April 4,1945 – April 8,1945).

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

“Let’s wipe the German forts of Koenigsberg off the map“.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet commander G. Zakharov and pilots. 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

One of the forts, 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Entranchment near Koenigsberg, 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet infantry unit is passing the destroyed settlement not far from Koenigsberg. January 30, 1945. East Prussia.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet rockets in firing position. 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Heavy artillery piece in firing position in Koenigsberg, April 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Transporting artillery shells to Koenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldier with a shell saying “Beat Koenigsberg“.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet infantry in a battle.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet self-propelled vehicles are attacking the enemy positions under Koenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet guardsman has just broken in a building of Koenigsberg during the attack of the city. 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Streets of Koenigsberg after the Soviet invasion.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Heroes of the Soviet Union awarded for their participation in the battles in East Prussia.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet sappers demining the streets of the city.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldiers at the German railway artillery range. 1945. Germany.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Fighting the enemy at Frisch Nerung, 1945. East Prussia.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet sappers demining the streets with help of dogs.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

“Germany” sign in the street of the ruined German city. East Prussia.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldiers in a battle for the railway line Konigsberg Fishhauzen. 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Mortar detachment near Pilau city. 1945. East Prussia.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet heavy weapons moving along the street in East Prussia. 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldiers, April 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Elbing city and the Elbing river. February 17, 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German ship wrecked by Soviet troops in Elbing.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Belorussian tanks in Elbing.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Elbing citizens coming back home after the battles. February 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet artillery crew at Frisch Nerung, East Prussia.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

After the victorious battle at Frisch Nerung.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet commanders at a map.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Checking the shells used for fighting from Su-76.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Velowe city (Znamensk).

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Belorussian soldiers.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet trucks in Els.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

In Tilsit (Sovetsk).

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Hohenstein occupied by Belorussian troops.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Belorussian soldiers in Insterburg. February, 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Allenstein.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet troops are passing the monument erected at the tomb of M.I. Kutuzov’s heart on the square of Buntslau. March 17, 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet gunmen in Glogau.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Occupied Willenberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Ukrainian artillery in Neisse. April 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Escorting German captives in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet commanders.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Preparing for the operation in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Belorussian soldiers attack the enemy in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Not far from Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Destroyed Jagdpanzer IV/70 (to the left) and Sd.Kfz.7 in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldiers next to German 150 mm infantry howitzers sIG 33 in Steile Strasse Street of Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Ready to attack the forts in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Abandoned German weapons in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

88 mm anti-aircraft weapon FlaK 36/37.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Self-propelled artillary weapon “Zveroboy”.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet infantry.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German prisoners.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldiers sleeping after the battles.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German refugees.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Destroyed German 150 mm weapon “Hummel”.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet tanks approaching Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Destroyed assault gun StuG III.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Destroyed German artillery battery.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Antitank structures in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German trenches in Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Destroyed fire position.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Kenigsberg.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Self-propelled artillery weapon StuG III Ausf.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

The city after the assault.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldier in a German armoured troop carrier Sdkfz 250.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German military equipment.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Howitzer le.F.H.18/40.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German captives.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet officers are watching one of the forts.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

German captives.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Soviet soldiers with a Red flag on the shore of the Baltic Sea. East prussia, 1945.

Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago

Toasting the victory.

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1 thought on “Koenigsberg Invasion by Soviet Troops 70 Years Ago”

  1. How do you make the difference between Belorussian, Ukrainian and Soviet troops ? I can’t see any difference on the pics ?

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