The landing and capture of the Crimea by Russian marines in Kerch.
October 31, 1943 Russian marines began crossing through the Kerch Strait. As a result of the landing operation in April 11, 1944 Kerch was finally released, after which he was initiated liberation of Crimea.
About gravity and ferocity of the fighting in the defense and liberation of Kerch is evidenced by the fact that in the battle 146 Russian marines were awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union’s highest rank, while 21 army unit were awarded the “Kerch” honorary title.
Photography Location: Kerch, Crimea
Time taken: November 1943