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Soviet troops in a trench in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Sep 1941; note DP machine gun

Caption     Soviet troops in a trench in Leningrad, Russia, 1 Sep 1941; note DP machine gun ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   58228
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Siege of Leningrad   Main article  Photos  
Degtyaryov Pekhotny 'DP'   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day 1 Sep 1941
Added By C. Peter Chen
Licensing  Creative Commons

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
27 Feb 2012 05:12:30 PM

Russian soldiers or any fighting man living in the mud, it can be exhasuting can you imagine eating, sleeping and trying to stay warm during the winter or rainy season.
I've seen the best of men break down, seen and heard them cry if someone told me they never cried, in war, under those circumstances, they had no soul, I've done my share of all the above...

Dmitri has been issued the Degtyarov DP Light machine gun, fires the 7.62x54R round fed from the top by a 47 round pan type magazine, the weapon fires the same round, as the Moisin-Nagant Model 1891 Rifle.
He is wearing a waterproof rain cape warn over his field uniform.
His comrade Nicolai is wearing the standard pattern uniform with 1940 pattern steel helmet.

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