Rare historical footage.
Even after so many years is still interested in the events of the Second world war. Still there are arguments about the interpretation of many of its episodes and events. Unlike earlier wars, this war left behind a huge number of photographs that captured those terrible events. New pictures were before that in closed archives and private collections become available to a wide audience. Of particular interest are the realistic color images, which have a higher fullness convey the atmosphere of those years.
Today we will show a series of images of the occupied Kharkov, taken mostly in 1942. Some of the buildings in the photos were destroyed after airstrikes and shelling, but after a year, still more the streets of Kharkov will be destroyed, when in 1943, the city will again become the arena of fierce battles. Presented in a selection of photos of many of the streets are recognizable, but some of the buildings in the photographs have not survived to the present day, as it was destroyed during the fighting or demolished in the postwar years.
In spite of everything, on the streets of the occupied city in 1942, continuing life — Kharkov are trading, public transport, full of signs in German and Ukrainian languages, people consider the German propaganda.
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