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Operation Typhoon, Borodino to Moscow.

Article about: Hello Everyone, As some of you will be aware I have recently returned from a trip to the battlefields of Russia where I was accompanied by Historian and Author (War without garlands - Operat

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    Hello Everyone,

    As some of you will be aware I have recently returned from a trip to the battlefields of Russia where I was accompanied by Historian and Author (War without garlands - Operation Barbarossa) Bob Kershaw. In this thread I will be following the route taken by the Das Reich division along the Minsk road from the penultimate Moscow defence line (Mozhaisk line) situated at the Napoleonic and WW2 battlefield at Borodino to the two locations nearest Moscow reached by a; A large military force and b; a small recce unit.

    1; The Borodino monument surrounded by defences from both 1812 and 1941.

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    A Soviet Anti tank bunker overlooking the bridge leading from Borodino towards Moscow

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    Following the line of advance a small vehicle park near Istra the scene of heavy fighting by Das Reich .

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    The bridgehead on the East bank of the Moscow-Volga Canal at Yakrohmato taken by elements of 7th Panzer Division.

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    Looking west from the high point occupied by the Germans over the Moscow-Volga canal.

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    12 km from the Kremlin. The nearest German forces managed to advance. A small recce patrol from 2 Panzer div reached the suburbs in December.
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    Finally some friendly locals and general scenes.

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    Thats all for now Folks.I will be doing a similar report over the coming days on Stalingrad and Kursk,any photos please ask.


    PS.Note to mods, could you please rotate the images that require this. many thanks.Robin
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    Last edited by CARL; 05-15-2015 at 08:33 PM.

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    Excellent Robin
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Is there any history behind the Tiger Robin ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul, None that I can ascertain at the moment but an enquiring and hopefully will find out where it is from. i will add this info when I get it.

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    very nice Robin.

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