The Young Guard - young soviet people resistance
Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:36 AM
I've found only 2 english language resources about it: Young Guard (Soviet resistance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and <font color=#e00000>Young Soviet Heroes Will Always Remain in People’s Memory</font> - Pravda.Ru, but here is that russian page I've mentioned before: Ñàéò "Ìîëîäàÿ Ãâàðäèÿ". Ìîëîäîãâàðäåéöû - it can be read thru google with some limitations.
Grandfather: front medic, caught by nazi in defence of Moscow 1941, placed into POW camp, ran away from camp, got a gangrene, lost left leg, survived war, now RIP.
INTERACTIVE BOOK of EASTERN FRONT from 22 june 1941 to 9th may 1945 (5+ hours of show with videos, photos, audio notes from soviet veterans etc.): http://english.pobediteli.ru
FEEL FREE TO CORRECT MY ENGLISH!
MADNESS?.. THIS! IS! SPARTA!
マキシマムザホルモン [Makishimamu Za Horumon]
Posted 17 July 2009 - 08:00 AM
The official story of the group, including Fadeyev's book, has been questioned almost from the day that Krasnodon was liberated. Several researchers (both officially-sanctioned and independent) revealed ambiguities and anomalies in the versions of the story promoted by Fadeyev, the groups survivors, and the Communist Party. Some survivors and witnesses declared they were pressed to follow the official version of events until the end of Soviet era.
Several alternative versions emerged in late 1990s, the most exotic among them being the story of a Young Guard as Ukrainian nationalist (not Komsomol) organization.
The full true story of the Young Guard remains a mystery. For example, as of 2004 it is not known for certain who betrayed the Young Guard. The leadership of the organization, as mentioned above, has also been called into question.
From Pravda article:
Young Guards association was rather active during the entire time of the Nazi occupation in Ukraine’s Donbass (which is known for its rich coal fields). When fascists occupied the town of Krasnodon in July of 1942, there were several anti-fascist young groups formed there. The organization Young Guards was set up on October 2 of 1942, after the joint meeting between the leaders of all those youth organizations. Originally, the organization counted 91 people.
Young Guards did their best to prepare an armed rebellion. Young people wanted to achieve their major goal – to defeat the fascist garrison and to join the Soviet Army. This might have become real, if there wouldn’t have been a traitor to ruin the plans. The youth anti-fascist association was destroyed, but those people managed to do a lot anyway. Nazis sensed their presence everywhere. Young Guards hung Soviet flags all over their occupied town on the threshold of the 25th anniversary of the Great October Revolution. Young partisans helped concentration camp prisoners to escape, they burned a fascist labor exchange, which saved about two thousand Krasnodon residents from fascist slavery.
Robert E. Lee
"I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept my faith"
2 Timothy 4:7
Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:47 PM
Holy cow! They named an airplane after me!
They could have used one in better state, though
Edited by Za Rodinu, 07 February 2010 - 08:55 PM.
Quote from US Army field sanitation manual, 1850: "Dig the latrines downstream from the camp. The coffee tastes better."
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