What you did not know about the Victory Parade in 1945

What you did not know about the Victory Parade in 1945

Victory Parade June 24, 1945 could not overshadow even the torrential rain, because of which had to abandon the flight 570 aircraft and demonstrations of workers. In the history of the organization and conduct of the Victory Parade has a mass of interest.

Stalin did not stay in the saddle?

What you did not know about the Victory Parade in 1945

Almost official, but still the controversial version of Stalin's refusal to accept the victory parade displayed in the memoirs Georgy Zhukov. According to Marshal Stalin summoned him the day before the parade, and ordered to take the responsibility to take the Victory Parade, which will be led by Rokossovsky.

Making sure that Zhukov was still "not forgotten how to ride a horse", Stalin referred to the elderly years, and the next day, Zhukov went to a rehearsal parade. There, according to Zhukov, Vasily, Stalin's son, told the Marshal about how June 16, 1945 his father did not hold back in the saddle and was thrown specially selected for his thoroughbreds. Fortunately, there were no serious consequences, including for others. According to Basil, he was amazed at the time even Budyonny.

This version of events is considered to be controversial for the reason that in the first edition of "Memories and Reflections" describe this scene Zhukov was not.

The front speech Zhukov

What you did not know about the Victory Parade in 1945

Save ceremonial speech of Marshal Zhukov. On it are very interesting overlays that show professional work on the manuscript. The parade marked the intonation of speech: the words: "Four years ago, the German fascist hordes predatory attack on our country," should mark - "quieter, more severe"; in front of the phrase "the Red Army under the leadership of its military genius launched a determined offensive" is marked: "louder, with the growth," and so on.

Victory Banner

What you did not know about the Victory Parade in 1945

assault flags Size is standard, and the Banner of Victory is not enough band width of 3 cm and a length of 73 cm. There is a version that it broke in memory Aleksandr Kharkov, gunner "Katyusha" of the 92 th Mortar Regiment, which is May 2, 1945 I was on the roof of the Reichstag. However, this version does not seem convincing. At that time nobody knew that this painting, one of many, and will be a symbol of victory and the end of hostilities.

There is another version. In the early 1970s, an elderly woman came in the Soviet Army Museum, said she served in the political department of the 150th Infantry Division, where he kept the banner. During demobilization, the summer of 1945, women who worked there cut strip as a souvenir, cut into shreds and dismantled each small piece. As proof of the woman showed her a scrap of the great banner.

And if the flag was it?

What you did not know about the Victory Parade in 1945

Victory Banner was brought to Moscow more June 20, 1945, but it has not yet been handed down on the Red Square. It was assumed that it will carry on Parade heroes, hoisted the flag over the Reichstag - Neustroev, Kantariya, birch bark and Egorov. But with the drill they were familiar bad. In addition, the majority, including Neustroeva, during the war received a lot of serious injuries. At the rehearsal bearers have been so poorly, and to appoint other it would be strange, and time for rehearsals was not much. Marshal Zhukov made the decision not to make a banner. It is brought the first time it was already in the Victory Parade in 1965.

named Hero Djulbars

On a historical parade in 1945, along with other branches of the military, were military units breeders. Ahead strode the main canine country - Alexander Mazor. He was allowed to mint not move and did not salute. He carried on the hands of another war hero - a soldier of the 14th Assault engineering-sapper brigade, a dog named Djulbars. The dog was wrapped in Stalin's overcoat. Such was the order-in-Chief. Dzhulbas was ordinary mongrel, but thanks to his innate instinct quickly became an ace mine detection. During her he found 468 min and 150 shells. It saved not only human life, but also the priceless monuments: St. Vladimir's Cathedral in Kiev, Palaces of the Danube, Prague castles, cathedrals of Vienna.