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Piotr Tymiński / 250 items

N 23 B 368 C 3 E Mar 28, 2015 F May 11, 2015
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Backwater of Narew River near Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki, Poland, is usually very calm and is a home for dozens of beavers.

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N 15 B 907 C 9 E May 23, 2009 F Jul 10, 2014
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I was alone on another trip to find some more pillboxes of the Zambrow Fortified Region when I was caught by a sudden and heavy rain. I took shelter in the car, drove from the forest to a desolate road in the countryside and there it was – a double rainbow.
It was still raining when I took the shot. Colors were indeed awesome enough but why not make it monochrome as an experiment?

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N 1 B 467 C 0 E Apr 12, 2013 F Jun 2, 2014
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An interesting fact about some of the strongpoints located in today's western Ukraine and south-east Poland is that they featured pillboxes fitted with armored cupolas. It was not an original Soviet design – they were of Polish manufacture and were supposed to be fitted on Polish fortifications. In 1939 when the Soviets attacked Poland in tandem with Germany, some of those cupolas (not yet fitted by the Polish) were captured in military stores along with other material. The builders of the Molotov Line immediately adopted them for their newly built pillboxes.
Some were destroyed during brief but fierce fighting in the opening hours of Soviet-German war in 1941, some disappeared after the war but still some managed to survive till today.

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Two pillboxes overlooking the Veisiejis Lake.
Although the concrete work was completed no equipment or armament was installed. It was the case with almost all the bunkers of the Molotov Line in Lithuania. Hastily built in 1941, they never managed to fulfill any significant role during the opening hours of German-Soviet war and were just silent witnesses to the disastrous collapse of the Soviet front in June 1941.

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N 14 B 3.0K C 7 E Aug 6, 2011 F Jun 2, 2014
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An antitank pillbox, still with its protective embankments in place, makes the life of a local farmer in the village of Jakać just a little bit more difficult.

But in 1941 there would be no houses, no haystacks and no cornfields. Once the construction was finished the garrisons of the strongpoints, along with additional field troops, would start pouring in into their designted zones and that would be the time to mercilessly drive the local population away.
Locals were needed to dig vast antitank ditches, to bring stone from the fields and to do the initial earthmoving work. But once it was all done there would be no sentiments and no mercy. Besides, these people were inhabitants of “former Poland” (as Soviet propaganda called the state conquered in 1939 by Germany and the Soviet Union). And they were unreliable, rebellious and infected with capitalist ideas. They were, like all citiziens of the Soviet empire, expendable.
It is some horrible irony that a German-Soviet war of 1941 saved lots of these people from less than pleasant fate. Sure, it was yet another war, which is never good, and the Germans were enemies, too, but at least the Reds were gone.
Horst Slesina, German war correspondent who took part in breaking through the Molotov Line in the area where at least some stiff resistance was offered, noted in his book “Soldaten Gegen Tod Und Teufel. Unser Kampf In Der Sowjetunion”: “Poles are not frineds of ours, that's understandable. But it keeps puzzling me that in many places people greet us like liberators. What, on Earth, Soviets must have done in less than two years to make these people hate them so much?”.

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