Unique photos of the attack and death of Soviet soldiers
Unique attack photos taken on the run under mortar fire, World War II. Crimean front, Kerch direction, April or May 1942. The losses of Soviet troops in the Crimean defensive operation amounted to 48,438 people.
Why did the Germans need the Crimea?
The capture of the Crimea in the plans of the German command was given an important place. The peninsula was an excellent bridgehead for aviation. The capture of the Crimea for Germany meant the opportunity to control the Black and Azov Seas, to approach the oil-bearing regions of the Caucasus and to exert constant political pressure on Romania, Turkey and Bulgaria.
In the photo that you see below, the last minutes of the lives of some soldiers of the Red army are captured, they all gave their lives in 1941 for their homeland.
Photographer Anatoly Garanin.