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Partisan Chronicles: Combat engagement at Lavy. The feat of eighteen partisans

Society 05.12.2018 | 11:45

MINSK, 5 December (BelTA) – In December 1942 the Hitlerites launched a massive attack on the Voroshilov Brigade. One of the units under the command of Vikenty Drozdovich was redeployed to defensive positions.

The entire unit was killed in the unequal battle at Lavy Forest (Minsk Oblast). The heroic feat of the young partisans made it possible to evacuate the hospital and repel a sudden attack of the fascists. The youngest of the partisans was 15.

“Partisan Chronicles: Combat engagement at Lavy. The feat of eighteen partisans ” is a new page of the joint project of BelTA and the Belarusian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War History. It is dedicated to the partisans who engaged in a desperate fight against the Nazis.

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.

http://letopis.belta.by/eng/12

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