Soviet officers near the burnt Japanese lighthouse on Cape Kokutan Island Shumshu

Soviet officers

Soviet officers are posing near the burned Japanese lighthouse on Cape Kokutan of Shumshu Island (Kuril Islands).

At Cape Kokutan, the Japanese created a powerful anti-landing defense unit. The remains of his garrison, driven deep into the ground, capitulated only the day after the landing, on the evening of August 19, 1945.



Location: Shumshu Island, Kuril Islands, Japan
Date: August 1945

In : 1945

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