Monthly Archives: April 2013

Museum of Military Glory, Gomel, Belarus

This smallish museum, which tells the story of the military history of the Gomel region from prehistory to the present day, first opened in 2004, and the full collection was officially opened the following year.  The collection is housed in … Continue reading

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Bunker Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia

This museum is housed in the bunker from which General Otto Lasch commanded the defence of Königsberg and where he signed the order surrendering the city on April 9, 1945. The bunker was largely undamaged in the fighting, and the … Continue reading

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Russian and German Cemeteries, Rossoshka, Volgograd Region, Russia

The village of Rossoshka (Россошка) is about 20 miles northwest of the centre of Volgograd, close to Gumrak International Airport. It was destroyed in heavy fighting in late August 1942, when the 87th Rifle Division of the Soviet 62nd Army … Continue reading

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