In the bunker of the German general
Berlin. April 1945. Red Army troops on the outskirts of Berlin, and a few weeks left before the end of the war.
Command of the Wehrmacht in these days more and more deeply goes underground - in a pre-built bunkers where sitting behind thick concrete walls, the German generals, along with Adolf Hitler, gave his last orders to the troops ...
Surrounded by Berlin, the last award an order, an ashtray full of cigarette butts, empty bottles of alcohol and Luger on the table glossy Major General Wehrmacht ...
Who knows what his last days ...
These days Sheremetyevo Museum in St. Michael's battery Sevastopol opened installation "In the lair of the fascist beast." The installation recreates the workplace German general in a Berlin bunker spring of 1945.
The installation used as authentic objects of the time, and very accurate copies of some of the exhibits, which, because of its disrepair can not be put in open exposure.
Silos, like this one, built at depths of up to 40 meters over Berlin since 1935. Wall erected thickness of 1, 6 to 4 meters, and overlap - from 2 to 4 to 5 meters. Ceiling height ranged from 2 to 3 meters in different rooms. External corners chamfered bins made to dissipate the shock wave.
Silos built hermetic and provided complete protection against the penetration of toxic gases. Given the possible disabling of the nearest city and destruction power mains hoppers equipped with autonomous diesel generators. The heating system is usually not provided. Normal temperature could only be ensured heated air supplied to the ventilation system.
If you create the installation taken as a basis of Hitler's bunker. It was copied from it highlights - the walls, the walls of the equipment (ventilation shafts, phosphoric strip, designed to orient the premises in the absence of light). It employs Major General Wehrmacht to occupy certain positions in the headquarters.
According to the Stripes and awards, this man is connected with the National Socialist Party of Germany, and has merits to the Reich. Red Ribbon on the right breast pocket means that the General - Commander of the Order of Blood - a very honorable award in the Nazi hierarchy. She was given for participation in the famous Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, from which in fact began the path of Hitler's rise to power. With this award, enjoyed quite a few people, and she says that the general - one of the oldest associates of the Fuhrer. However, the party badge on his uniform does not, then the party that person never came. Perhaps that is why his position is rather modest, both long-time ally, only Major-General (the first rank of general in the Wehrmacht).
Service Ribbon, Cross 2nd class and medal for the wounded. Such a "gold" medal was given for serious injury or 5 light. Since the. Award with a swastika, then it obtained the Second World War.
On the table we see a number of objects that were with the general in his last days. On the right side of the table - Photo eldest son - the diver, below, under the gun - a postcard from his youngest son, who came from the front. Immediately before the General - paper, with which it works. This award list for Eugene Valo. Eugene Valo was the last one was awarded for the Berlin battle the Knight's Cross - the highest award in Germany. Documents are ready, just sign remained. And the date - April 29, 1945.
The machine bounces another award list, but the reward is, apparently, has not reached the soldier or officer.
The German typewriter "Ideal". Interestingly, the number "5" instead of the familiar to us today is the icon% CC icon
Soldier's book on the table in general.
An interesting set of objects on a table General - citron candy, cotton packing, lighter, Cuban cigars, teapot for tea, playing cards ...
ashtray stuffed with cigarette butts, even though the writing on the wall of the bunker. But it's the last days, and all have been anyway. On the cinder cigar label - "only for the Wehrmacht."
Cigarettes and matches. On matches inscription - One Reich, one people, one Fuhrer. On cigarettes "Sulima" - German excise stamp of the time.
There is also a bottle of Rhine wine under the brand Bruner, 1940 and has not yet begun the regimental diary.
About phone - a little money, a grenade, a pistol Luger. Judging from the exposed unlikely ammunition, General long time something was thinking at that moment. Perhaps over what he had just left the gun charge, and ...
Map of Berlin surrounded by the right hand of General. It was she who leads him to more and more inevitable thoughts
The radio station and a general's cap on it. General could listen to the news, both German and Allied catch a wave. In the installation, you can listen to a few posts - some of Hitler's speeches, Churchill's speech on accession of England in World War II, a German speaker performance of the defeat at Stalingrad.
Two grenades prepared in case of defense during the final assault bunker Soviet troops.
Solid carved leather chair.
At least Mighty table.
Last telephone conversation general.
A general view of the installation.