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We Stormed The Reichstag

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Looks another good read.
    "Fascinating pictures have emerged illustrating a Red Army soldier's personal account of how Soviet troops stormed the Reichstag in Berlin.
    Striking images from the final days of the Second World War in 1945 show cheering Russian fighters in the German capital and tanks rumbling through the streets.
    An aerial picture shows the Reichstag lying in ruins while another photo shows the Soviet red flag being raised above the parliament building in an image that has become the enduring symbol of the final defeat of Nazi Germany.
    The stunning shots and intriguing version of events are published in Russian soldier Vassili J. Subbotin's book, We Stormed the Reichstag.
    Vassili Subbotin served during World War Two as a conscript and then as a commissioned war correspondent on the newspaper of the 150th Idritz Infantry Division which led to his involvement in the storming of the Reichstag."
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4270962/Storming-Berlin-eyes-WW2-Soviet-soldier.html#ixzz4a5UQNBzx
     
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    gtblackwell Well-Known Member

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    Incredible pictures , Gordon, I had not seen these before. enormus damage to a building that is still standing, lots opf artillery and direct tank hits I suppose. That must have been an exillerating time for the Soviets..

    if I am not mistaken that seems to be a JS-111 on the right side of the photo of the tanks.

    Gaines
     
  3. OhneGewehr

    OhneGewehr New Member

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    An IS-2 i think. The IS-3 never saw combat.
     
  4. Takao

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    The tank, well the remains of a tank anyway, is German. You need to look at an un-cropped or less-cropped image of the original.
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