Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The echo of the past war

The city of Poltava and its surroundings were an area of fierce combat actions in 1943. Many decades had passed since that time but even now a bucket of excavator or tractor plough digs out such a reminder of the past war shown on the photo below. This 76-mm shell was found a few days ago not far from Poltava. Many 76 mm divisional guns M1942 (ZIS-3) were used during the liberation of Poltava in September 1943. To collect and defuse a numerous shells and bombs all regional centres of Ukraine have special military units manned by qualified sappers and equipped with the most appropriate technical means. The same day a very dangerous find was detonated in a controlled explosion.