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31 Oct 2018

Partisan Chronicles: 780 Days in the Enemy Rear. Zhuravichi Brigade No. 10

Partisan Chronicles: 780 Days in the Enemy Rear. Zhuravichi Brigade No. 10

MINSK, 31 October (BelTA) – At the beginning of autumn 1943, the Soviet radio reported good news from the front increasingly more often. The Red Army drove the enemy to the West.

Zhuravichi Brigade No. 10 was heading for the Sozh River to join the Soviet troops. On 2 October Partisan Unit No. 265 named after Voroshilov embarked on their last, successful battle.

“780 Days in the Enemy Rear. Zhuravichi Brigade No. 10” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History.

The project is based on a unique collection of handwritten partisan journals provided by the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. The collection was assigned the status of historical and cultural value of international importance (Class 1). Every week BelTA brings these chronicles to light and posts their digital copies. Each of them sheds light on various aspects of partisans’ life, gives a glimpse into thoughts and feelings of people who risked their lives to fight a battle behind enemy lines.

Till 3 July 2019 BelTA will publish digests of these chronicles and upload their digital versions complementing the unique content with photos from its own archives.

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