On this day ... August 6 - 4

On the courage of the defenders of the fortress Osovets - and the feat of the Red Army man Tuleberdiev
An important topic today is the 1945th Hiroshima nuclear attack; Let us pay attention to her too ... but a few days later, in connection with Nagasaki ... Today we will recall another event - which went down in history as"Attack of the Dead»…
On this day ... August 6 - August 4, there will be wars, feat, Osovets, their own, then, Germans, assault, time, feats, heroes, another, became, the only, place, Russians, fortifications, remember, absolutely

... As if, the First World War begins to return to our historiography, about which they were silent for a long time, calling it “imperialistic” ... And the heroes and exploits on both sides, which some strangely ignore! ..) But we digress.
... So, the Osovec fortress (now the territory of Poland) was then an important stronghold in the west of the Russian Empire. Its forts covered the only way to St. Petersburg, and in general to Russia - both from Germany and from Austria. (Note: by the beginning of the war, fortifications were modernized, becoming concrete and reinforced concrete - besides, there was the only armored artillery bunker in Russia at that time).
On this day ... August 6 - August 4, there will be wars, feat, Osovets, their own, then, Germans, assault, time, feats, heroes, another, became, the only, place, Russians, fortifications, remember, absolutely

The garrison was armed with 200 guns in caliber from 57 to 203 mm — it was their heavy fire that would stop the Germans during the first assault, in September 1914. In February and March, the enemy will pull up heavy siege artillery (in one week 200,000 shells will be fired at Osovtsu), and even airplanes - but the Russians will again stand, knocking back a lot of enemy guns (including two notorious “Big Berths”).
... Finally, at dawn on August 6, 1915, the Germans decided to launch the third assault with a gas attack. Chlorine will penetrate 20 kilometers deep into Russian positions; the advanced units will die almost completely: they did not have any means of protection! ..
The Germans literally attacked the corpses - and moved so fast that in some places they came under the influence of their own gases ... And then they were met by the remains of several companies under the command of Lieutenant Kotlinsky. (He will die in that battle, and will be awarded “George” posthumously).
On this day ... August 6 - August 4, there will be wars, feat, Osovets, their own, then, Germans, assault, time, feats, heroes, another, became, the only, place, Russians, fortifications, remember, absolutely
 
On this day ... August 6 - August 4, there will be wars, feat, Osovets, their own, then, Germans, assault, time, feats, heroes, another, became, the only, place, Russians, fortifications, remember, absolutely

(Let's make a reservation: the very expression “attack of the dead” appeared in historiography much later; a vivid picture of how the Germans flee in panic from nowhere who have taken, half-poisoned, and Russian soldiers who are barely standing on their feet,never there is no ex - but will we take the blame for the excess of fantasy? ..)
... The facts speak about the following. German assault was repulsed. The situation will change by mid-August: the front will be broken through in another place - at the end of the month the garrison will blow up the fortifications and leave Osovets who has lost its strategic importance. Behind the bitterness of the defeats of that year and the succession of events that followed, the feat of the fortress, which lasted much longer than its “colleagues” in France and Belgium, will be forgotten ...
On this day ... August 6 - August 4, there will be wars, feat, Osovets, their own, then, Germans, assault, time, feats, heroes, another, became, the only, place, Russians, fortifications, remember, absolutely

... Let us recall another, very little known, feat - already since the Great Patriotic War. August 6, 1942, the twenty-year-old soldier diedCholponbay Tuleberdiev. This battle on the Voronezh front did not decide the fate of the war - but did the volunteers really think about it, going over fire under the Don? ..
... Their task was to suppress the battle point - but it was impossible to approach it in the open. Cholponbai will be able to creep closer to the bunker than the others ... however, he was injured. In addition, the fighter ran out of grenades - then he would fall on the embrasure - and win ten seconds for his comrades, who would kill the German combat crew. The bridgehead will be taken.About the heroism of a fighter write front-line newspaper; he will be posthumously assigned a Hero of the Soviet Union. Subsequently, monuments will be erected to Tuleberdiev; his native village in Kyrgyzstan, the streets in Bishkek and the Voronezh region will be named after him ...
On this day ... August 6 - August 4, there will be wars, feat, Osovets, their own, then, Germans, assault, time, feats, heroes, another, became, the only, place, Russians, fortifications, remember, absolutely

P.S. ... All this will happen six months beforeAlexandra Matrosova(hopefully, they haven’t forgotten it yet) - and about four hundred people will make such a feat during the war years. (About the first,political instructor Pankratov,we will soon remember). Surprisingly - but no less than ten heroes remained alive after that! .. However, this is a completely different story.
Finally. Geraldine Estelle “Jeri” Holliwell of Spice Girls, also known as Ginger Spice and Sexy Spice, was born on August 6, 1972. From the “peppercorns” Jerry became the most successful in a solo career.

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