Dnieper (1941)

Dnieper
Max Hansen, Wilhelm Weidenhaupt, Albert Frey and Jochen Peiper of the “LSSAH” at the river, August 1941
Dnieper
With a burning bridge across the Dnieper river in the background, a German sentry keeps watch in the recently captured city of Kiev, 1941.
DnieproGES Dnieper
August 18, 1941, Soviet troops could not keep the defense Zaporizhia and began to retreat, they blew up the main strategic asset – DnieproGES, using 20 tons of explosives – ammonal.
Dnieper
The dam in the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya is shown after being blown up by Stalin’s secret police in 1941. From 20,000 to 100,000 people died in the ensuing flood.

Sources:

Hydroelectric Station: the forgotten horror

Little-Known WWII Tragedy

World War II: Operation Barbarossa

Hydroelectric Station

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