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Google Map of Oreshek Fortress of Shlisselburg

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This old fortress, located on a island, was defended between 1941 and 1943 by a garrison of 500 soldiers and officers of the Red Army. Because of their heroic efforts, the supply of the besieged city of Leningrad continued untill her relief in 1944.

http://www.ww2museums.com/article/9595/Oreshek-Fortress.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlisselburg




 

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