This is the German defence zone. A few lines of entrenchments
and niches for tanks and cannons.
Germans trenches are deep (180cm) and they easily visible on
This place is our favourite for a summer camps. There is nice
beach at the bank of Dnepr river. At this place in October 1943
a few hundred thousands Soviet army troops forced a crossing
over Dnepr. It was so called fictitious manoeuvre, because the
major part of Soviet troops went to cross a river in other
The official statistics says that this bluff cost Soviet army
300.000 lives of their soldiers and officers.
I don't know statistics for a loses on German side. I think,
it shall not be many, because as soon as Germans learned it was
not a major attack, they left this positions.
The historic name for this place is the battle of Bukrin.
We found this garbage pit on the kitchen department of old
camp, where German soldiers have been waiting for an offensive.
Finding this place was a strange experience. If we find a gun
or gas mask, it is clear they left from war, but when I saw the
can of Norwegian sprats, war start looking not a very distant to
me and I even thought that we've gotten in some regular garbage
hole, where I normally wouldn't dig.
This subject is not from a garbage pit. It is my
transportation here. I love scooturo. Son of a ditch goes
everywhere and it goes fast. Light weight, it is built from
racing components. Just not about aesthetics a bit.