Destroyed turret of the 30th coastal battery of Sevastopol

30th coastal battery

German soldiers are posing on the destroyed turret No. 2 (western) of the 30th coastal battery of Sevastopol.

From the first days of the defense of Sevastopol (since November 1, 1941), the 30th battery under the command of Captain G. Alexander fired on the 11th German army that was advancing to the main naval base under the command of General von Manstein. June 26, 1942, the Germans broke into the turret block and captured 40 of his last defenders, all of them were wounded and exhausted from hunger and thirst.

After the war the battery was restored. Now this facility is part of the coastal forces of the Black Sea Fleet.

 

 

Location: Sevastopol, USSR
Date: June 1942

In : 1942

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