Monthly Archives: March 2013

Memorial to the Heroes of Odessa City and Region, Odessa, Ukraine

This memorial list the names of residents of Odessa and the surrounding region who received the highest awards for their actions during the Great Patriotic War. On one side of a small square is a wall listing individuals who were … Continue reading

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Heroes’ Square, 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. Heroes’ Square (Площадь Героев) is situated in the oldest part … Continue reading

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Meeting of the Fronts Memorial, Kalach-on-Don, Russia

This memorial commemorates the events of November 23, 1942, when the initial encirclement of German forces at Stalingrad was achieved. The Soviet counter-offensive, Operation Uranus, was launched on November 19, when the Southwest Front and Don Front attacked the 3rd … Continue reading

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