Great German news footage of the Siege of Sevastapol. Begins with urban combat scenes and about halfway through the clip it focuses on the pretty awesome motars and Heavy cannons the Germans employed during the siege.
Description of the conflict...
Germany now eyed the strategic position on the Crimea peninsula still under Soviet control. And though progress was being made, the city of Sevastopol was able to reinforce and supply resulting in some 180,000 Red Army soldiers flooding into the city. Along with an impressive head count, the city sported a fort and defensive fortifications including three rings were constructed. It would seem that this particular target would have to be paid in German blood and sweat.
German Generaloberst Erich von Manstein was charged with the task. Through an initial assault, the Russian defense holds up. A second assault through Operation Bustard i
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