This is the German defence zone. A few lines of entrenchments and niches for tanks and cannons.
Germans trenches are deep (180cm) and they easily visible on photos.
This place is our favourite for a summer camps. There is nice beach
at the bank of Dnepr river. At this place in October 1943 a few hundred
thousands Soviet army troops forced a crossing over Dnepr. It was so
called fictitious manoeuvre, because the major part of Soviet troops
went to cross a river in other place.
The official statistics says that this bluff cost Soviet army 300.000 lives of their soldiers and officers.
I don't know statistics for a loses on German side. I think, it
shall not be many, because as soon as Germans learned it was not a
major attack, they left this positions.
The historic name for this place is the battle of Bukrin.
We found this garbage pit on the kitchen deparament of old camp, where German soldiers have been waiting for an offensive.
Finding this place was a strange experience. If we find a gun or gas
mask, it is clear they left from war, but when I saw the can of
Norwegian sprats, war start looking not a very distant to me and I even
thought that we've gotten in some regular garbage hole, where I
normally wouldn't dig.
This subject is not from a garbage pit. It is my transportation
here. I love scooturo. Son of a ditch goes everywhere and it goes fast.
Light weight, it is built from racing components. Just not about
aesthetics a bit.