Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hall of Military Glory, Volgograd, Russia

The Hall of Military Glory is the final element of the Mamayev Kurgan memorial complex through which visitors pass before the final ascent to the Motherland Calls statue at the top of the hill. During the early stages of planning … Continue reading

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Liberation Memorial, Gomel, Belarus

This T-34/85 tank is displayed in front of Gomel’s Central Stadium at the junction of Victory Street and Soviet Street (ул. Победы and Советская ул.). It commemorates the city’s liberation on November 26, 1943, by forces of the Belarussian Front … Continue reading

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Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev, Ukraine

Kiev’s main war museum is part of a large complex that covers 10 hectares on the high western bank of the Dnieper River. The museum is housed in the pedestal of the 62-m-tall Motherland statue, which dominates the skyline of … Continue reading

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Torpedo Boat Memorial, Novorossiysk, Russia

In 2013/14, I completed an MA in Military History and Strategic Studies at Maynooth University. My thesis was on the campaign in the Kuban. The thesis can be found here. This “Komsomolets” class torpedo boat has been installed on the … Continue reading

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