Icon "Brest Fortress" [1]

Icon "Brest Fortress" [1]: [photo] / photographer A. Melentiev. - Electronic data (1 file: 1.1 MB). - St. Petersburg: Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library, 2015. -
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On the photo: souvenir badge "Brest Fortress". The badge in the form of a shield is green, in the center is a circle with a relief symbolic image of the Gold Star medal and the inscription "Brest Fortress". In the lower part - laurel branch and St. George's ribbon. Yellow metal. Red and green enamels. Stamping. The size is 22x15 mm. Pin fastening. On the reverse side - the stamp of the manufacturer: Research and Production Association of Means of Mechanization and Equipment "Progress" (Minsk), price 15 kop. Location: From a private collection. - Souvenir badge "Brest Fortress" is dedicated to the Brest Fortress-hero. The Brest Fortress is a monument of defense architecture of the 19th century. It is located in the western part of Brest. It was erected in the middle of the 19th century on the site of the ancient settlement of Brest-Litovsk. The important military-strategic position of Brest-Litovsk in the west of Russia determined the choice of its place for the construction of the fortress. It was built according to the design of engineer-general KI Opperman. It was opened on April 26, 1842. The total area of ​​all fortifications is 4 km², the length of the main fortress line is 6.4 km. June 22, 1941, the garrison of the fortress was one of the first to take the blow of the German fascist invaders. Every day defenders of the fortress had to beat 7-8 attacks, flamethrowers were used. The organized defense of the fortress lasted almost a month. For the fortitude of the defenders of the Brest Fortress and in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War, on May 8, 1965 the Brest Fortress was awarded the honorary title "Hero Fortress". Since 1971 it is a memorial complex .
I. Melentiev, Alexei Mikhailovich (1958-). II. Presidential Library. B. N. Yeltsin (St. Petersburg). III. "Progress", scientific and production association of means of mechanization and equipment (Minsk) .1. "Brest Hero Fortress", memorial complex (Brest, city, Belarus) - Badges. 2. The people (the collection). 3. Territory (collection). 4. Memory of the Great Victory (collection). 5. Hero cities - USSR - Badges. 6. "Gold Star", medal - Badges. 7. Souvenir badges - the USSR.
ББК 63.3 (2) 633-7ю9
ББК 63.3 (4Беи) 62ю9
Source of electronic copy: PB
Place of origin: From private collection
Publisher Президентская библиотека имени Б. Н. Ельцина
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