Soviet submachine gunners cover up the actions of the sappers from the windows of the house in the Battle of Breslau

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Soviet submachine gunners in a ruined house at Strasse der SA, in the German city of Breslau, Silesia.
The fighters cover up the actions of sappers under the command of Sergeant V. Mozgovoy, who are preparing the house for the explosion, which the enemy has turned into a fortified point.
Sappers are visible in the right window opening, the men crawling to drag boxes of explosives. On the left are the remains of a destroyed barricade.
1st Ukrainian Front of the Red Army.

Location: Breslau, Germany
Date: March 1945
Photo by Dmitry Baltermants

In : 1945

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