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Janne wrote:FWIW Ï've seen a few Soviet movies, but I've never even read of the movie Yuri referred to.
Dmitry wrote:I've found a synopsis of the novel here - http://www.sovlit.com/sonofregiment
Ваня смотрел на него, знал наверное, что это капитан Енакиев, но не верил, не мог верить, что это был он. Нет, это был совсем другой человек -неподвижный, непонятный, страшный, а главное - чужой, как и все, что было в эту минуту в мире вокруг мальчика.
Vanya looked at it and knew that this is probably captain Enakiev, but he did not believe, no he could not believe that this was captain Enakiev. No, this was entirely another person - fixed, incomprehensible, terrible, and most of all - stranger as everything which was in the world around the boy at this minute.
The red army did not use children on a front line
And...Finns...being on territory of Russia (USSR) did not shun such business (enemies have killed all of 7,5 million peace Soviet citizens
Christian W. wrote:There are at least three children in this picture, all dressed and equipped for combat.
Dmitry wrote:Christian W. wrote:There are at least three children in this picture, all dressed and equipped for combat.
The two from the left look young indeed. In 1941 the military age was dropped down to 18 year and in 1944 17 year old also were drafted into the army. 17 year old could look childish. Seems the boy with bag in the center of picture serves as a postman. He was most likely one of regiment's sons.
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