Team PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle – Commander of the unit (presumably from the Tula Workers’ Regiment) Captain Gabaraev (left) and gunner of anti-tank gun, Comrade Pigushkin, in ambush.
The Tula defensive operation lasted from October 29, 1941 to December 5, 1941. The most stubborn battles for the city unfolded on October 30 and 31. These days, in the area of the Rogozhinsky town of Tula, 75 enemy tanks were destroyed.
Place of photo: Tula, USSR
Date of the photo: 1941
Author: Samaria Gurarii
Source of information about the photo:
1. The newspaper Izvestia No. 278 (7654) of November 25, 1941