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Three Soviet soldiers taking a break from fighting while a fourth stood guard, Byelorussia, 1 Apr 1944

Caption   Three Soviet soldiers taking a break from fighting while a fourth stood guard, Byelorussia, 1 Apr 1944 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   61150
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PPSh-41   Main article  Photos  
Degtyaryov Pekhotny 'DP'   Main article  Photos  
RPG-40   Main article  Photos  
AVS-36   Main article  Photos  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 1 Apr 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 19 Apr 2012
Licensing  Creative Commons



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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Oct 2012 06:26:42 PM

PHOTO I HAVE DESCRIBES A WEARY SQUAD RESTING DURING THE STALINGRAD FIGHTING. WHEN THE DATE AND TIME THIS PHOTOGRAPH WAS TAKEN STILL REMAINS IN QUESTION. LET'S SEE WHAT THESE RUSSIAN SOLDIERS HAVE BEEN ISSUED. M40 STEEL HELMETS, MAN ON GUARD WITH DP LIGHT MACHINE GUN, WINTER OVERCOAT, AND WHAT LOOKS LIKE A RG-33 HAND GRENADE ON HIS BELT, MOST OF THE TIME, THE GRENADES WERE CARRIED IN A POUCH. WHAT'S INTERESTING, IS ALL THREE MEN ARE WEARING CLOTH PUTTEES W/ANKLE BOOTS AND NOT THE STANDARD MARCHING BOOT, BUT THAN AGAIN NOTHING IS STANDARD IN THE RED ARMY. THE TWO MEN ON THE LEFT, ARE ARMED WITH THE PPSh-41 SUB MACHINE GUN IN 7.62mm, FEED SYSTEM 71 ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE AND A 35 ROUND BOX MAGAZINE, THEY ALSO WARE THE WINTER GREATCOATS. THE MAN ON THE RIGHT, HAS BEEN ISSUED THE SVT SEMI-AUTO RIFLE IN 7.62x54 FEED SYSTEM, 10 ROUND BOX MAGAZINE.
2. Anonymous says:
29 Oct 2015 06:17:00 AM

Man on guard has on his belt RPG-40 or RPG-41 (hand anti-tank grenade), not RGD-33.
3. Anonymous says:
2 Apr 2016 01:01:07 PM

i knew or I read somewhere that this photo was taken during the siege of Kiev of 1941, that was a crushing German victory and indeed it brought about the final German defeat more than the same true German single lost battles, because in winning this battle Germany lost the last precious month and a half to take Moscow , before the winter, with all the delays we knew from books of history; the sky seems to confirm a weather of autumn or spring; anyway the ppsh seems to confirm that maybe it was not the fighting for kiev
4. Anonymous says:
12 May 2018 06:58:08 AM

Man on the right seems to have an AVS-36 automatic rifle, not an SVT semi-automatic rifle.
You can see the large muzzle brake and long curved magazine is much more similar to the AVS-36 than the SVT.

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