For the Record: History of Great Victory, Part 7
Seventh part of the Wargaming series with Russian veteran memories about the Second World War. This time with Pyotr Alexeyevich Filonenko tells how he, then a 13-year old “son of the regiment”, covered the embrasure of a German bunker with his body and survived. English subtitles are available. * * Pyotr Alexeyevich Filonenko is a retired colonel of the Soviet Milicija. He participated in WW2 ever since he was 11 years old as a member of a tank brigade. In June 1944, during the fighting for the Gomel-Bobruisk trail, when he was 13 years old, he repeated the feat of Alexander Mastorov: he charged the enemy machinegun position, allowing his company to go on offensive. He was wounded 12 times, but he survived. After healing in a hospital, he returned to the front and made it to Berlin.