• Michael Laxer

Daily LIFT #451


Soviet troops celebrate the liberation of Sevastopol, May 1944 -- Daily LIFT #451


Between May 5-7, 1944 the Red Army troops of the Ukrainian front drove into Sevastopol and defeated the Nazi troops there finally officially liberating the city two days later on May 9, 1944. One year to the day later the Soviet Union officially accepted the surrender of the Third Reich.


Sevastopol, a Hero City of the USSR, had for months withstood a devastating siege in 1941-1942 that delayed the Nazi advance. The liberation of the city was a tremendous moment for the Soviet people and for the world as a step toward victory over Nazism and fascism.

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