The Battles of Rzhev

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Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (right) and American journalist Leland Stowe during their stay in the unit near Rzhev.
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (2nd from the right) and the American journalist Leland Stowe (3rd from the left) in the unit near Rzhev.
Bodies of Rzhev local people brutally tortured by the Nazis.
Commander of 8th tank brigade, Colonel P.A. Rotmistrov (right) with the last tank under Rzhev.
2nd Rank Military Engineer Grigory Yakovlevich Klyatis, Deputy Commander of 31st Sapper Brigade (in the center) with local children.
"Partisan cannon" 122-mm howitzer handed over by partisans to soldiers of the Kalinin Front.
Commander of Kalinin Front, Colonel-General M.A. Purkaev (left) and member of Military Council of Kalinin Front D.S. Leonov.
Loader of the anti-aircraft unit that shot down five German planes, Private M. Kotolavidze loads the cannon with a clip of shells
Anti-aircraft automatic cannon unit of Senior Sergeant A.I. Sidorov, awarded the Order of the Red Star.
Anti-aircraft gun-layer, Corporal I.M. Bessonov, awarded the Order of the Red Star
The anti-aircraft gun-layer Сorporal T.D. Goryachy, awarded with the Order of the Red Star, 1943.
Cavalry recon platoon before a combat operation. Political instructor S.V. Kozlov (left) and Lieutenant A.A. Vasilistov clarify the plan of the operation.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
German military cemetery near Rzhev.
Liberated local villagers greet Soviet soldiers in the Rzhev area.
Anti-tank riflemen of 1245th Rifle Regiment of 375th Rifle Division before attack for Rzhev.
Red Army soldiers and commanders talk with a local woman from Rzhev, Kalinin Region
Soldiers of Kalinin Front sent to the forward positions.
Village of Zakharovo, Rzhev District, Kalinin Region, ravaged and burned by Germans
Flamethrowers of 1245th Infantry Regiment of 375th Infantry Division before attack for Rzhev.
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (right) and American journalist Leland Stowe during their stay in the unit near Rzhev.
Writer Ilya G. Ehrenburg (2nd from the right) and the American journalist Leland Stowe (3rd from the left) in the unit near Rzhev.
Bodies of Rzhev local people brutally tortured by the Nazis.
Commander of 8th tank brigade, Colonel P.A. Rotmistrov (right) with the last tank under Rzhev.
2nd Rank Military Engineer Grigory Yakovlevich Klyatis, Deputy Commander of 31st Sapper Brigade (in the center) with local children.
"Partisan cannon" 122-mm howitzer handed over by partisans to soldiers of the Kalinin Front.
Commander of Kalinin Front, Colonel-General M.A. Purkaev (left) and member of Military Council of Kalinin Front D.S. Leonov.
Loader of the anti-aircraft unit that shot down five German planes, Private M. Kotolavidze loads the cannon with a clip of shells
Anti-aircraft automatic cannon unit of Senior Sergeant A.I. Sidorov, awarded the Order of the Red Star.
Anti-aircraft gun-layer, Corporal I.M. Bessonov, awarded the Order of the Red Star
The anti-aircraft gun-layer Сorporal T.D. Goryachy, awarded with the Order of the Red Star, 1943.
Cavalry recon platoon before a combat operation. Political instructor S.V. Kozlov (left) and Lieutenant A.A. Vasilistov clarify the plan of the operation.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
Village burned down by the Germans during the retreat near Rzhev, Kalinin Region.
German military cemetery near Rzhev.
Liberated local villagers greet Soviet soldiers in the Rzhev area.
Anti-tank riflemen of 1245th Rifle Regiment of 375th Rifle Division before attack for Rzhev.
Red Army soldiers and commanders talk with a local woman from Rzhev, Kalinin Region
Soldiers of Kalinin Front sent to the forward positions.
Village of Zakharovo, Rzhev District, Kalinin Region, ravaged and burned by Germans
Flamethrowers of 1245th Infantry Regiment of 375th Infantry Division before attack for Rzhev.

The anti-aircraft gun-layer Сorporal T.D. Goryachy, awarded with the Order of the Red Star, 1943.

The anti-aircraft gun-layer Сorporal T.D. Goryachy, awarded with the Order of the Red Star, 1943.
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