“The Crimea. Spring 44-go”: “PEACE” will tell about the most successful operations of world war II

PHOTO : still from the film

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This Sunday the TV channel “MIR” will show the film “Crimea. Spring 44-go”. Exactly 75 years ago, the Peninsula was liberated from the German invaders. Occupation of the Peninsula lasted almost two years, but released him for 35 days. The film tells about one of the most successful offensives of the red army. Documentary project – unique footage Chronicles, eyewitness accounts, historians and military experts. More – in the material correspondent of the TV channel “MIR 24” Andrei Sannikov.

[From the memoirs of military operator Vladislav Mikosha:]

Those dreaded words – from the diary of Vladislav Mikosha, the front-line operator. They shot the footage and his memories formed the basis of the documentary. The authors of the project “Crimea. Spring 44 of the first” decided to show the war through the eyes of a man who experienced it all personally, walked miles with the camera at the ready.

1944 to the Wehrmacht was disastrous: the enemy were pressing on all fronts. On the liberation of Crimea Soviet Union dumped about half a million people, hundreds of tanks and aircraft.

“Starting the offensive in the Crimea, we have achieved what we in the infantry artillery, tanks, we had two-, five – and ten-fold superiority. In aviation we had an eightfold superiority”, – said the candidate of historical Sciences, Professor Valentin Runov.

The Germans left on the Peninsula more than 200 thousand people. Generals of the Wehrmacht awaited the advance of the red Army. But Soviet commanders outsmarted them as of General Wrangel in 1920.

“Everything was decided in the Sivash and the Perekop under three days. By 10 April, the German defense of the Crimea fell, had already taken place by the order to retreat,” – said the candidate of historical Sciences Alexey Isaev.

Tanks, infantry, artillery fire – the red army offensive was so swift that the retreat of the enemy was more like a rout. Wehrmacht soldiers throwing equipment, wounded comrades. And German, and Soviet soldiers tried to Sevastopol. The key stage of the Crimean operation was the assault on the Sapun mountain.

“The Germans came to their fortifications and hid behind them. And there were 72 thousand people in a small area. Bunkers had a lot more than a hundred just on the first line. And, of course, advanced Soviet units were not able to take these fortifications immediately,” said military historian, candidate of philosophical Sciences Ilya Moshensky.

The second attempt was preparing for two weeks. During this time the Red army liberated almost all of the Crimean city of Armyansk, Kerch, Dzhankoy, Simferopol, Evpatoria. Under the Germans was only Sevastopol and dominating him Sapun-mountain.

[From the memoirs of military operator Vladislav Mikosha:]

Fight at the Sapun-Mountain lasted nine hours. Came to blows. The cost of the lives of 80 thousand soldiers height was taken. This bloody battle 250 people received the Star of Hero of the Soviet Union. The fortress city of Sevastopol was liberated five days later, on 9 may 1944. As a result of fierce fighting, it almost wiped off the face of the earth. Survived only seven buildings.

[From the memoirs of military operator Vladislav Mikosha:]

What is the name of Hitler was going to give the Crimea? The Germans were planning to do with the population of the Peninsula, and why over Sevastopol developed the vest, and not the red flag. The answers this Sunday on the TV channel “MIR”. The documentary “Crimea. Spring 44-go” look in tomorrow at 7:30 in the morning.

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