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Partisan Chronicles: Naiman's Handheld Mortar

Society 15.05.2019 | 12:11

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) – In 1944, the Red Army began to airlift new samples of weapons to partisans from the Soviet Rear. Naiman's handheld mortar was among the weapons sent in the spring of 1944.

In 1943 a sabotage tactics and equipment division was set up at the central command of the partisan movement as part of the operations department.

The division and the R&D institute NII-6 developed new types of weapons for sabotage to ensure the maximum effect of destruction of enemy trains and to reduce manpower losses. “Partisan Chronicles: Naiman's Handheld Mortar” 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.

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