Commander of the 65th Army of the Don Front Lieutenant-General P.I. Batov with officers in the Battle of Stalingrad. Winter of 1942-1943.
Batov Pavel Ivanovich was born in 1897, in the military service since 1915. Participant of the 1-st World War (since 1916). Participant of the Civil War in Russia, the Civil War in Spain in 1936-1939, the Winter War of 1939-40. From the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, Pavel Batov – commander of the 9th Rifle Corps.
Twice Hero of the Soviet Union. He was awarded the title for organizing the precise cooperation of the subordinate troops during the crossing of the Dnieper, the strong retention of the bridgehead on the western bank of the river and the personal courage and courage shown at the same time, again for the initiative and courage shown in organizing the crossing of the Wisla and Oder Rivers, the mastery of the city of Stettin.
Location: Stalingrad, USSR
Date: December 1942 – January 1943
Author: Natalia Bode