Soviet tank crew raising a flag on a KV-1 heavy tank, Moscow, Russia, 31 Dec 1941

Caption   Soviet tank crew raising a flag on a KV-1 heavy tank, Moscow, Russia, 31 Dec 1941 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseRussian International News Agency
Identification Code   266
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 24 Feb 2012
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1. David Clifton says:
17 Mar 2016 08:38:40 AM

The Russians had many of these tanks in 1941 and they along with the T34 were far better than anything the Germans had until the Panther and Tiger in early 1943. How or why the Germans were unaware of their existence amazes me since they were allies until Barbarossa in June 1941 . Anybody know?
2. Henning Mikkelsen says:
4 Jan 2017 05:06:25 AM

The text on turret means: For the new year

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