Nevskij Bridgehead Leningrad.

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by von Poop, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just trawling through the dustier parts of my favourites list and re-found this:
    http://www.nortfort.ru/np/index_e.html
    Click on 'Bridge head' to start scrolling through some excellent shots, including a complete KV1 being dragged from the river after 60+ years.
     
  2. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    Quarter of a million in two years in a piece of land 2 and a half by half a mile in two years. Two thousand four hundred a week. You would think a significant memorial would commemorate it. It is probably because it is eclipsed by it's nearness to Leningrad
     
  3. Owen

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    Good link VP.
    Family holiday to Russia soon for you then?
     
  4. lancesergeant

    lancesergeant Senior Member

    Good link VP.
    Family holiday to Russia soon for you then?
    He's mentioned that he is will be mainly holidaying in Scarborough.
     
  5. Owen

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  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just a note that the KV1 is now a runner, as AMVAS informed us here.
    Restoration pictures here.
     
  7. Owen

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  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Some amazing stuff on that website. Makes you realise how little we know about the Eastern Front. This was one of my favourite photos:

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  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Paul,
    My thoughts exactly as to that photo.
     
  10. AMVAS

    AMVAS Senior Member

    Battles around Leningrad were among the most bloody ones...
    I think several millions of our soldiers lays there....
     
  11. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Some new uploads to Youtube.
    Seen much of 'em before, and could have put 'em on the swamp tanks thread, but I'm pretty comfortable these are Nevskij vehicles, so:

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  12. AlexW

    AlexW Junior Member

    A friend of mine live in St Petersburg and is friends with some members of a Poisk (Search) Group. New Page 5

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  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Amazing photos, thanks for sharing. Good to see they laid to rest properly at last.
     
  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Thank you for the heads up, Adam. Time to give these bones a proper burial. The Field of Honour is honourable enough, but a proper cemitery is even better.
     
  16. Curmo

    Curmo New Member

    There is a memorial on the Nevsky site. It's centered on a refurbished T34/85 tank. To find it you need to follow the road which runs parallel to the river on the South bank. The memorial is on the Western side of the battlefield more or less on the old Russian front line. image.jpg
     
  17. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    The Battles around Nevsky Pyatachok were some of the most savage of the war as were many of the Battles of Army Group North around the Volkov /Wolchow in almost WW1 like conditions , as the Front did not move great distances many of these Battles did not recieve the same amount of publicity as the Great Strategic Battles in central and Southern Russia across vast trascts of Land.

    I have been to Nevsky Pyatachok a couple of times , it is a very intersting Battlefield to visit as are many on the Leningrad Front !! There are still many Armoured vehicles to be recovered from this swampy region.

    The quality of the excavation work by the Poisk group is tro be commended.

    cheers

    Paul
     
  18. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Having just read Clive thread on discovering a Soviet soldier remains & being able to ID him I thought I'd bump this thread for those who may not have seen it before.
    I find this fascinating .
     
  19. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    I have been involved in many conflict Archaeology excavations in Estonia under the supervison and authority of the Volksbund and Russian war graves , many groups are now working across the old Eastern Front.
     

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