Tag Archives: Черное Море

Perekop, Crimea, Ukraine

Crimea has hit the headlines in the last few weeks, so I thought I’d post a few pictures that I took on on the Perekop Isthmus, the narrow neck of land that joins the Crimean Peninsula to the mainland of … Continue reading

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“Sapun Ridge” Diorama Museum, Sevastopol, Ukraine

Sapun Ridge (Сапун-Гора) is a 240-m-tall ridge that provides a strong defensive position to the southeast of Sevastopol city centre. During the assault on Sevastopol in May 1944, it was defended by the German 5th Korps, but the 51st Army … Continue reading

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Malaya Zemlya Memorial Complex, 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. In early 1943, as the Battle of Stalingrad reached its … Continue reading

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Museum of the Black Sea Fleet, Sevastopol, Ukraine

This museum, which is located in the heart of the city at 11 Lenin Street (ул. Ленина), covers the history of the Black Sea Fleet through three eras: Imperial Russia, the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet Russian Federation. The museum … Continue reading

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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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Memorial to the Heroic Defenders of Sevastopol, Ukraine

This memorial wall commemorates the defenders of Sevastopol during the siege by the German 11th Army, which lasted from October 1941 to July 1942. The main memorial wall was built by the architect I.E. Fialko and sculptor V.V. Yakovlevopened in … Continue reading

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