2 Guards Infantry Division and the T-34 medium tanks of the 51-th separate tank regiment stormed to the line of German fortifications “Blue Line” on the Taman peninsula. Availability 400,000th military groups and shortened front line allowed the Wehrmacht to create here a very tight defense. The fighting here lasted from February to September 1943, while the last German troops were evacuated to the Crimea.
For the liberation of the Taman Peninsula 2nd Guards Rifle Division in the October 9, 1943 he received the honorary title of “Taman”.
Photography Location: Krymskaya (now – Krymsk), Krasnodar Krai
Time taken: summer 1943