Help needed in Russian - English translation

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TuomoKoo
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Help needed in Russian - English translation

Post by TuomoKoo » 10 Aug 2019 08:26

I would appreciate help in translating legend texts from attached map. Map is describing Soviet army chasing German army which was retreating to north Finland in October 1944.
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GregSingh
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Re: Help needed in Russian - English translation

Post by GregSingh » 10 Aug 2019 10:26

Simple text, please use Google or other online translator.

Cхема разминированных и восстановленных дорог в полосе:
Микколахти-Казармы и Cалла-Котала по состоянию на 7.10.44 года.

Условные знаки

фугасы
ПТ минное поле, обозначенное "Мины"
ПТ минное поле, огражденное проволокой
ПП минное поле, огражденное проволокой
Отдельные ПТ и ПП мины пр-ка
Восстановленный мост
Восстановленная труба
Вновь построенная дорога и мост
Вновь построенный колонный путь
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Dann Falk
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Re: Help needed in Russian - English translation

Post by Dann Falk » 10 Aug 2019 16:02

I used Google Translate.

Scheme of cleared and restored roads in the lane:
Mikkolahti-Barracks and Salla-Kotala as of 7.10.44.

Conventional signs

landmines
Fri minefield designated "Mines"
PT minefield fenced with wire
PP minefield fenced with wire
Separate Fri and PP mines
Rebuilt bridge
Remanufactured pipe
Newly built road and bridge
Newly built column road

TuomoKoo
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Re: Help needed in Russian - English translation

Post by TuomoKoo » 11 Aug 2019 06:04

This was great, thanks GregSingh and Dann Falk! Germans were very effective when destroying road lines they left behind in September - October 1944.

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Re: Help needed in Russian - English translation

Post by GregSingh » 11 Aug 2019 07:05

Some additions as I see them.

ПТ = противотанковый = anti-tank
ПП = противопехотный = anti-personnel
пр-ка = противника, противник = enemy
труба = drain pipe (in this context)
колонный путь = cross-country/pioneer road/track

You may also check spelling/names of these villages, I guess Finnish ones might differ from those in Russian...
Salla seems to be fine.
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