Front-line photos of Soviet actors. Part 1. Nikulin, Papanov, Gulyaev, Trofimov, Gaidai
I think no one will be surprised to hear that among the Soviet actors were quite a few veterans of the Great Patriotic War, front-line soldiers who fought on the fields of this terrible war. In this collection of front-line photos of actors united not only by war. All of them are united by one film - "The Diamond Arm"
Yuri Nikulin was called up to the army on November 18, 1939. In the Soviet-Finnish war as part of an anti-aircraft battery guarded the approaches to Leningrad.
During World War II, he also fought near Leningrad.
Victory met in Courland; He was demobilized in May 1946 with the rank of senior sergeant.
During the war he was awarded medals for courage
(originally presented to the Order of Glory III degree)
For the defense of Leningrad
and for the victory over Germany
Anatoly Papanov was drafted into the army in 1940. The news of the beginning of the war caught him in Orenburg. Short preparation - and to the front. He was a senior sergeant, commanded a platoon of anti-aircraft artillery. In June 1942 he was seriously wounded near Kharkov; by a blast, he greatly disfigured his right leg and tore off two fingers on it. Papanov spent six months in the hospital and at the age of 21 became an invalid of the third group. Awarded the orders of the Patriotic War of I and II degree
During the Great Patriotic War, Vladimir Gulyaev went to work as a mechanic in an aviation workshop, and on April 20, 1942 he became a cadet of the Molotov military aviation school of pilots. After graduating with honors from her and having received the rank of Air Force Junior Lieutenant in November 1943, the attack pilot Vladimir Gulyaev went to the front.
Made 60 sorties on the IL-2. He fought in Belarus, the Baltic States. He fell ill with malaria, was wounded and contused several times.
Awarded two Orders of the Red Banner
and two orders of World War I degree
Medals For the capture of Koenigsberg and For the victory over Germany
The war ended as a lieutenant in East Prussia. Participant of the Victory Parade on June 24, 1945
During the Great Patriotic War, Nikolai Trofimov served in the navy. Awarded the Order of the Patriotic War, II degree, the Order of the Red Star, a medal for the defense of Leningrad, for the victory over Germany
Leonid Gaidai graduated from school on June 21, 1941, and on June 23, 1941 he went to enroll as a volunteer in the army, but was not taken due to his age. He was called up in the fall of 1941 and initially served in Mongolia, then was sent to the Kalininsky Front, in reconnaissance. December 14, 1942 in the battles for the village of Enkino, he threw grenades at the enemy’s firing point and destroyed three Germans, participated in the capture of prisoners, for which he was awarded the medal “For Military Merit”. He was seriously wounded when he exploded in an anti-personnel mine, after which he was declared unfit to continue his military service and sent to hospital
Here is such a "Diamond Hand"
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