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"Calendar of Notable Events, 76th 'Chernigov' Guards Rifle Division", circa 1945 .
"Calendar of Notable Events, 76th 'Chernigov' Guards Rifle Division", circa 1945

. Published by this division's political department, to mark official Soviet holidays and also important events in the history of the unit.

The 76th Guards (formerly 157th Rifle) distinguished itself at Stalingrad as early as August 1942 while repelling tank attacks, took part in Stalingrad Front counteroffensive and took on the besieged Germans in street battles inside the city until 27 January 1943. It also fought in many other important battles of WW 2: defended Odessa in 1941, fought at Kerch Pen

"Calendar of Notable Events, 76th 'Chernigov' Guards Rifle Division", circa 1945

. Published by this division's political department, to mark official Soviet holidays and also important events in the history of the unit.

The 76th Guards (formerly 157th Rifle) distinguished itself at Stalingrad as early as August 1942 while repelling tank attacks, took part in Stalingrad Front counteroffensive and took on the besieged Germans in street battles inside the city until 27 January 1943. It also fought in many other important battles of WW 2: defended Odessa in 1941, fought at Kerch Peninsula in Crimea in May 1942, took part in Battle of Kursk, crossed the Dnieper in 1943, and ended the war northeast of Hamburg where it linked with the Allies on May 2, 1945.

According to the list at the end of the book, 50 servicemen of the division became Heroes of the Soviet Union.

Printed on watermarked paper, excellent condition and good quality.
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