Russia marking day of defeat of Nazi forces | TASS

August 23 marks 74 years since the day on which the Red Army defeated Nazi forces in what was destined to become the largest armor battle ever fought in human history – the Battle of the Kursk Salient.

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The echo of the lend-lease

The construction of the bridge Kerch has found a lot of things: sunk Soviet boats and German barges, downed stormtroopers, mines, ancient Greek vases and much more. Well, recently discovered the downed American plane Curtiss P-40; delivered to the USSR under lend-lease and shot down during the Kerch-Eltigensky amphibious operations in the fall of 1943.

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Tank losses of the Wehrmacht during the first month of 1941. | Colonel Cassad

Then the tanks were ordered to use along the way to remedy the situation. In the course of this operation the Russian Molotov cocktails managed to completely disable the 6 tanks in rough forest terrain.
The Molotov cocktail was a mixture of phosphorus, oil and gasoline poured into an empty vodka bottle. In contact with oxygen, when the bottles crashed, the mixture was ignited and gave a powerful flame.

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