For the Record: History of Great Victory, Parts 1 and 2
Hello everyone, Wargaming, as a part of its (Russian) “Remember everything” campaign (with the upcoming 9th of May celebration in Russia), started a cycle of clips about the Russian victory in WW2. In part 1 comes the interview with Major-General of tank armies Alexander Fyodorovich Fen. He describes the operation on river Berezina, the deed of a crew of Pavel Rak and meeting Marshal Alexander Vasilevski. English subtitles are available in the video. * * Major-General Alexander Fyodorofich Fen is a veteran of WW2. He took part in the battles of Stalingrad and Kursk, liberation of Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus and Baltic republics. He commanded a tank, also a tank platoon, then a company, he also became the Chief of staff of the tank batallion of the 5th Tank Guards Army. The war ended for him in Gdynia (Poland) as a deputy commander of the tank batallion. During the war, he destroyed 12 enemy tanks, he was wounded 4 times, twice his tank caught on fire. For the liberation of Belarus as a part of 31st Brigade of 29th Tank Corps, he was awarded with the order of Alexander Nevsky. In part 2, former medic instructor Maria Mikhailovna Rokhnila appears, talking about transporting the seriously wounded deputy commander of the brigade to a hospital on the other side of river Volga on ski on ice. For fulfilling this combat task, she was awarded the Medal for Battle Merit. * * Maria Mikhailovna Rokhnila was a medical instructor of medic platoon of the 290th Vislensk Guard Rifle Regiment, 95th Poltava Guard Rifle Division of the 5th Combined Arms Guard Army. She took part in the battle of Stalingrad and Prokhorovka. She was awarded with the Order of the Patriotic War (1st Class), Medal for Battle Merit (1942) and Medal for Courage (1945), Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad and Medal for the Liberation of Prague.