Marines from the detachment of Major Kunikov before landing on the Minor Land


Marines from the detachment of Major Caesar Kunikov, shortly before on the night of February 4, 1943 they took part in the landing operation and seized a bridgehead south of Novorossiysk, called Minor Land.
From the detachment after the landing, three Marines remained alive. The far left is Kirill Dibrov (later took part in the Kerch landing operation, was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union), the second in the last row is Vladimir Kaida, and Otari Janiani with a grenade in the center.



Location: North Caucasus, USSR
Date: September 1943
Author: Evgeni Khaldei

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