Machine gun point during the defense of Sevastopol, 1942
• Machine gun point during the defense of Sevastopol, 1942
Today I will talk about one installation, which is exhibited in the Museum of St. Michael's Sheremetyevo casemated battery Sevastopol.
This Soviet machine-gun point, is located here during the final phase of the defense of Sevastopol in 1942. Sailors defending the battery could hold only three days. Rather, for three long days.
During the 2nd defense of Sevastopol during the Great Patriotic War of St. Michael's battery, as well as during the 1st defense during the Crimean War, again had a chance to be the first stop on the path of the enemy. Equipped in the machine-gun casemates point-Sevastopol sailors three day attack by the enemy. To suppress the defenses of St. Michael's battery, the Germans concentrated on her sets fire guns.
When the Germans broke through on the north side of town, at St. Michael's battery support point, which protected the soldiers and commanders of the 110th anti-aircraft air defense artillery regiment the Black Sea Fleet and shore battery №72 was established. He headed by Captain R. Khairulin defense. The garrison held for three days and the defense of the heavily damaged battery evacuated by order of the command on the south side on the night of June 24, 1942.
A typical arrangement of a machine-gun point of the time - the protection of sandbags and the old reliable "Maxim".
Abandoned bloody vest symbolizes the indomitable spirit of the defenders of the city, ready to fight the enemy to the last.
dial telephone almost everywhere absent in the last days of the defense of the city. the ability to become sailors especially valuable in these circumstances, to transmit and receive signals Flag, which they master even Lad Camp.
Fragments of a soldier's life on the defensive. Of course, in addition to shooting, the men ate, slept, smoked respite between battles. With smoking in those days we did not fight. The soldiers, mostly smoked cigarettes, if ever, "dabbled" cigarettes, and sometimes even captured cigarettes.
An open can of meat sample in 1941 year. Dinner in a hurry, and again to the embrasure
floor strewn with spent cartridges. Sevastopol was a very long time is literally strewn with similar iron