|The dangerous machine gunneress is me.
Dangerous because of the DP28 machine gun.
My friends have been thinking about the idea of making museum
out of some bunker, but this idea is not for our bureaucratic
system. Collecting all papers and receiving all permissions
would probably take as much time as it took for people to build
the serpents walls and at the end of this venture we ourselves
will only be good for museum.
In any way, since I got internet I can make some sort of a
virtual museum and lead readers of this site through places of
Bunkers are distributed within the fortified area separated by
400-450 meters (about one quarter mile) creating a kill zone for
small arms fire from the embrasures. There are 220 land-based
bunkers and countless underground bunkers (blindages) standing
along the ramparts.
All the bunkers are connected with trenches, some with
The serpents walls, tank ditches, natural barriers such as
rivers, lakes etc, all this creates the fortified area. The
defence line is located 15 kms from city and was built in
1929-1937. It is 75 kms long. In the illustration below the wall
is designated with red color and the perimeter of the city with
War between Germany and Soviet Union began
in June 22, 1941.
Town start getting prepared for attack. 200.000 people went
out to help army with preparations and on July 11th, 1941 first
German troops showed up on the bridge through Irpen river.
Veterans says the battle began with fire from this bunker. Kiev
witnessed two battles, one for defence and other for liberation
of a city, both were one of the biggest battles of WW2.