Brest Fortress undertook the very first blow the Nazis. At 04:15 am June 22, 1941 at the fortress hit a barrage of artillery, then went on the attack assault groups of Germans. Despite the unexpected blow, the garrison put up a heroic resistance to the invaders. In the context of continuous bombing and shelling, left without water, food and communication, organized resistance superior enemy continued until 30 June. After that separate groups and individual defenders heroes fought a month with the Nazis by hiding in the ruins and dungeons. Destruction that we see in the photographs allow us to represent the degree of fierce fighting for the citadel.
It is clear that our soldiers and commanders were not up to the pictures, and we can only use the German News in pictures, and it is known, is always one-sided. Nevertheless, a small picture of the events I have tried to restore and bind to date.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Nazis on Kholmsky bridge.
Brest Fortress 1920s-2013. Kholmsky Bridge before reconstruction.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. German gun PAK-38 is firing Kholmsky Gate of Brest Fortress.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Kholmsky bridge repair.
Brest Fortress 1930s-2013. Prewar volleyball in the fortress. This picture could be made in other parts of the Ring Barracks, much of which has not survived.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. The Germans have Terespolsky gates and barracks 333rd Infantry Regiment.
Brest Fortress 1940-2013. Terespolsky barracks gate and left - 9th frontier outpost of the 17th Red, right - 333rd Infantry Regiment.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Terespol Gate by Bug. Ground level at the gate was half a meter higher than it is now.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. The Germans have Terespolsky gate. Clearly the difference in the height of the ground at the gate then and today.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Bronze guards engage the fascists at the walls of their outposts.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. German soldiers at the walls of the citadel.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Three-arch bridge at the gate. From the wall of the circular barracks in this place preserved only canned foundation. On the fence of the bridge were bullet holes, which allowed just attached to an old photograph.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Three-arch bridge at the gate. After the bridge is seen restored Cathedral and unpreserved wall Ring barracks.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Unpreserved three-arch gate. Right there is the main monument memorial - "Courage».
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Three-arch gate
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Captured soldiers at the South Gate of the fortress. Had to shoot from the thicket, so the quality is not very. A shrub growing the same.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Captured Soviet officer.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Wall Ring barracks by the Bug, far seen Terespolsky gate.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Gun in the fortress after the fights.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Hitler and Mussolini in the fortress in August 1941. In the background - St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral.
Brest Fortress 1910e 2013. St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral. The cathedral was built in 1876 and consecrated in 1878. Remodeled beyond recognition with the Polish authorities, and then turned into a garrison club, the cathedral was badly damaged during the defense of the fortress. Now fully restored to its original form.
Brest Fortress 1930s -2013. St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral, rebuilt by the Poles in the Catholic Church of St. Casimir and rebuilt again.
Brest Fortress 1930s -2013. St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral.
Brest Fortress 1950s-2013. Destruction of St. Nicholas Garrison Cathedral.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. German technology in the Northwest gate Brest Fortress.
Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Picture of Peter Alexandrovich Krivonogova & quot; The defenders of the Brest Fortress & quot; written in 1951.
Brest Fortress 1944-2013. Russian soldiers returned. July 28, 1944 Brest was liberated from the Nazi invaders.