1 Aug 1953
  • Devonshire was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Devonshire | CPC]
  • Soviet troops fired on striking prisoners of the Vorkuta Gulag camps in northern Russia, resulting in at least 53 deaths. ww2dbase [Vorkuta Forced Labor Camp | CPC]

1 Aug 1953 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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