Brest Fortress then and now

Brest Fortress then and now

I suggest you look at the photos of the fortress during the war and see how they have changed now. Unfortunately, most of these photos were taken by the Germans, because our photographers were not in the mood for filming.

Brest Fortress 1941-2013. The Nazis on the Kholmsky bridge.

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Brest Fortress 1920e-2013. Kholmsky bridge before reconstruction.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. The German gun PAK-38 is firing at the Kholmsky gate of the Brest Fortress.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Kholmsky bridge, repair.

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Brest Fortress 1930e-2013. Pre-war volleyball in the fortress. This photograph could also have been taken in other parts of the Ring Barracks, most of which has not been preserved.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. The Germans at the Terespol Gate and the barracks of the 333th Rifle Regiment.

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Brest Fortress 1940-2013. Terespol Gate and Barracks: on the left - the 9th outpost of the 17th Red Banner Frontier Guards, on the right - the 333th Rifle Regiment.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Terespol Gate from the side of the Bug. The ground level at the gate was one and a half meters higher than it is now.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013.The Germans at the Terespol Gate. The difference in the height of the ground at the gate is clearly visible then and nowadays.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Bronze frontier guards engage the fascists at the walls of their outpost.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. German soldier at the walls of the citadel.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Bridge at Trekharochny gates. From the wall of the Ring Barracks in this place is preserved only a preserved foundation. On the fence of the bridge there were bullet holes, which made it possible to precisely attach to the old photo.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Bridge at Trekharochny gates. Behind the bridge you can see the restored cathedral and the unretained wall of the Ring Barracks.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Unarmored Treharochnye gate. On the right you can see the main monument of the memorial - "Courage".

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Three-arch gate

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Soldiers captured at the southern gate of the fortress. I had to shoot from the undergrowth, so the quality is not very. And the shrub grows the same.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Captured Soviet officer.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. The wall of the Ring Barracks from the side of the Bug, in the distance are visible Terespol Gate.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Guns in the fortress after the end of the fighting.

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Brest Fortress 1941-2013. Hitler and Mussolini in the fortress in August 1941. In the background - St. Nicholas garrison cathedral.

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Brest Fortress 1910e-2013. St. Nicholas garrison cathedral. The cathedral was built in 1876, consecrated in 1878. Rebuilt beyond recognition under the Polish government, and then turned into a garrison club, the cathedral was badly damaged during the defense of the fortress. Now fully restored in its original form.

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    Brest Fortress then and now

    Brest Fortress then and now