The Battle of the Dnieper was a military campaign that took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of World War II. Nowadays, the river is noted for its dams and hydroelectric stations. In the best case, it would take three lifts to deliver the two brigades. Map of the battle of the Dnieper and linked operations. The weather is nice and warm in the summer months, so bring lightweight clothes and comfortable walking shoes to wear on your Dnieper River Cruise. By Kostas Onisenko "It must be stressed that the immersion in water was a symbolic sign of repentance, but it When in autumn 1943 Russian forces were advancing towards river Dnieper, Stavka realised that airborne forces could be used to get a stronghold from Western side of the river. [citation needed] The river is used by passenger vessels as well. A port on the Dnieper (Dnipro) River and a large railroad junction, it is a city with an ancient and proud history. I myself was born beside a river--the Avon in Sarum. Poster artist, Victor Ivanov. Meanwhile, already-arrived troops changed planes, seeking earlier flights. While the strength in personnel, materiél and logistical support of the Wehrmacht forces declined, that of the Red Army steadily increased, allowing the latter to create an ever larger numerical superiority for further conducting offensives. Photos and Property Details for 181 DNIEPER RIVER WAY, SACRAMENTO, CA 95834. Soviet soldiers attack across the Dnieper River, September 21, 1943 In the languages of the three countries it flows through it has essentially the same name, albeit with different pronunciations: The river is mentioned both by the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th century BC as Borysthenes (Βορυσθένης). Additionally, the Battle of Dnieper demonstrated the strength of the Soviet partisan movement. Major cities, over 100,000 in population, are in bold script. By mid-October, the forces accumulated on the lower Dnieper bridgeheads were strong enough to stage a first massive attack to definitely secure river's western shore in the southern part of the front. 16th October 1943: The Germans hold the Dnieper Line Russian infantry in solid serried ranks attacked behind a barrage on a narrow front, with tanks in support, and one wave following the other. The assault was staged on a 300-kilometer front almost simultaneously. Downstream the banks rise, and the width of the valley to Orsha varies for the most part from two to six miles, narrowing to less than half a mile in places. The operation would use 51,000 guns, 2,400 tanks and 2,850 planes. The arrival of personnel at the airfields was slow, necessitating, on the 23rd, a one-day delay and omission of 1st Brigade from the plan; consequent mission changes caused near chaos in command channels. One of the costliest operations of the war, the casualties of the Chernigov-Poltava Strategic Offensive are estimated at being from 1,700,000 to 2,700,000 on both sides. Following the Battle of Kursk, the German High Command was no longer in a position to mount large-scale offensives against the Red Army in the East. Both were driven by outboard motors. Back at the Soviet airfields, the fuel shortage allowed only 298 of 500 planned sorties, leaving corps 45mm anti-tank guns and 2,017 paratroops undelivered. On the subject of Soviet casualties, Nikolaï Shefov in his Russian fights puts the figure of 373,000 killed in action (KIA) and more than 1,500,000 total Soviet casualties. Словник Грінченка", "Main Geographic Characteristics of the Republic of Belarus. Urgency and the fuel shortage prevented aerial assembly aloft. The Germans called the operation a fundamentally sound idea ruined by the dilettantism of planners lacking expert knowledge (but praised individual paratroops for their tenacity, bayonet skills and deft use of broken ground in the sparsely wooded northern region). We will clear our land from fascists!" The operation consisted of several operational phases. The crossing of the Dnieper was accompl… Therefore, the completion of the "Eastern Wall" was not uniform in its density and depth of fortifications. Der Dnepr (russisch Днепр, im Deutschen auch als Dnjepr transkribiert, ukrainisch Дніпро Dnipro, weißrussisch Дняпро Dnjapro) ist ein 2201 km langer Strom, der durch Russland, Weißrussland und die Ukraine fließt. The first would be to give themselves time to regroup their forces, find a weak point or two to exploit (not necessarily in the lower part of the Dnieper), stage a breakthrough and encircle the German defenders, rendering the defence line next to useless (very much like the German Panzers bypassed the Maginot line in 1940). Dnieper River Flotilla (RAdm V.V. [citation needed], The Dnieper River in Dorogobuzh, Russian Empire, before 1917. The Flotilla was awarded the Order of the Red Banner in 1944, and the Order of Ushakov, First Class, in 1945. Its basin covers 504,000 square kilometres (195,000 sq mi), of which 289,000 km2 (112,000 sq mi) are within Ukraine,[18] 118,360 km2 (45,700 sq mi) are within Belarus. Romanian military actions in World War II. Kuznetsov) - 2nd Separate Guards Armored River Gunboat Division (LtCdr K.V. [citation needed], On the Dnieper to the south of Komarin urban-type settlement, Braghin District, Gomel Region the southern extreme point of Belarus is situated.[19]. Bridges in Smolensk (2013-11-08) 05.JPG 3,333 × 2,500; 6.45 MB. The main thrust of the offensive was in a southwesterly direction; the northern flank being largely stabilised, the southern flank rested on the Sea of Azov. Historically, a connection with the Western European waterways was possible, but a weir without any ship lock near the town of Brest, Belarus, has interrupted this international waterway. Severe winter storms can interrupt navigation, and therefore, the Dnieper River Cruise season runs from May to September. However, there was no hope of completing such an extensive defensive line in the short time available. In a 15-mile zone forward of the Dnieper everything which might enable the enemy to go straight over the river on a broad front was destroyed or evacuated. Some paratroops began returning fire and throwing grenades even before landing; trailing aircraft accelerated, climbed and evaded, dropping wide. After 13 more days combat, the airborne element was evacuated, ending a harrowing two months. One of the largest Second World War operations, involving almost 4,000,000 troops on both sides and stretching on a 1400 kilometers long front. Following the Battle of Kursk, the German High Command was no longer in a position to mount large-scale offensives against the Red Army in the East. Soviet Loss and Reconquest of the Dnieper, Prut, Neman and Bug Rivers. Bombers attacked both the bridgehead and the reinforcements crossing the river. The Dnieper Hydroelectric Station (Ukrainian: ДніпроГЕС - DniproHES, Russian: ДнепроГЭС - DneproGES, also known as Dneprostroi Dam) is the largest hydroelectric power station on the Dnieper River, located in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.It is the fifth step of Dnieper hydroelectric stations cascade that provides electric power for Donets–Kryvyi Rih Industrial region. My Photo Galleries. There are no large-scale port facilities here. Considering that at least a dozen of various cultures existed around the Dnieper river during the 2,500 years period, it would take me a long while to complete my project. It was one of World War II’s largest battles, comprising some 4 million soldiers stretched along a nearly 900-mile-long front. 1540. Stalin's determination to recover Kiev before 7 November has raised quite a few criticisms among historians. The hazardous event killed thousands of innocent civilians, as well as Red Army officials who were crossing the river. As the centre of Kyivan (Kievan) Rus, the first eastern Slavic state, 1,000 years ago, it acquired the title “Mother of Rus Cities.” As the country was invaded by Germany in 1941, the retreating Russian Red Army troops dynamited the site. Numerous low-flying planes attacked those strong-points which were still firing. There are several names that connect the name of the river with Ukraine: "Комсомольская правда" об угрозах плотины Киевской ГЭС и водохранилища, "Аргументы и факты" о реальных угрозах дамбы Киевского водохранилища и ГЭС, "Известия" о проблематике плотины Киевского водохранилища и ГЭС, Эксперт УНИАН об угрозах дамбы Киевского водохранилища, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 03:15. Therefore, a vigorous attack was staged on the Kremenchuk-Dnipropetrovsk line. In its lower part, its width can easily reach three kilometres, and being dammed in several places made it even larger. When I initially responded to brother M. Sertz's introductory posting, old yours truly was hoping to elicit a discussion gravitating on the actions that were subsequently fought on the Lower Dnieper River in the autumn of 1943. Conquered by the Germans in July 1941. Units (still arriving by the over-taxed rail system), were loaded piecemeal onto returned aircraft, which were slow to refuel owing to the less-than-expected capacities of fuel trucks. At the time of its building the Dneprostroi Dam was the largest power plant in the whole of Europe. [22] The Dnieper is close to the Prydniprovsky Chemical Plant radioactive dumps (near Kamianske), and susceptible to leakages of radioactive waste. On 24 September, another bridgehead was created near Dniprodzerzhynsk, another on 25 September near Dnipropetrovsk and yet another on 28 September near Kremenchuk. View 0 peer reviews of Anthropogenic and Climatic Causality of Changes in the Hydrological Regime of the Dnieper River on Publons COVID-19 : add an open review or score for a COVID-19 paper now to ensure the latest research gets the extra scrutiny it needs. The battle for Poltava was especially bitter. More than sixty percent never returned. Smolensk is one of the oldest and most historic of Russian cities, dating back to the 9th century, but the ravages of war (particularly World War II) have left few of its ancient churches and other buildings extant. After the Dnieper hydroelectric station was built in 1932, they were inundated by Dnieper Reservoir. Supply bonfires, glowing embers, and multi-color starshells illuminated the bizarre and macabre battlefield. For other uses, see, "Dnepr" redirects here. Nowaday… The Dnieper /(də)ˈniːpər/[2][3] or Dnipro[2][4](other names) is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in the Valdai Hills near Smolensk, Russia, before flowing through Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. During the long retreat after Kursk, the Wehrmacht{'}s Heer and supporting Luftwaffe forces had managed to cross the Dnieper river to the West and reestablished the defences along the Wotan fortified line. By the end of the month, 23 bridgeheads were created on the western side, some of them 10 kilometers wide and 1-2 kilometres deep. Captain Schmeller's report describes an ice railway bridge across the Dnieper River near Kiev constructed for the purpose of supplying the German Sixth Army, which was operating in the area extending from Kharkov to south of Kursk. Lalko) - 1st Floating Battery Division (LtCdr I.A. Grogorev) Direct units: - 292 Separate Antiaircraft Battalion (Maj G.A. Located 360 kilometers southwest of Moscow. His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine blessed the waters of the Dnieper River yesterday and offered the faithful practical advice for the spiritual life and on how to use holy water. The Germans deemed their anti-paratrooper operations completed by 2100 on the 26th, although a modicum of opportunistic actions against garrisons, rail lines, and columns were conducted by remnants up to early November. Bridges in Smolensk (2013-11-08) 06.JPG 3,333 × 2,500; 7.55 MB. Only a heavy German air attack and a lack of bridging equipment kept Soviet heavy weaponry from crossing and expanding the bridgehead. This was determined by decades, that ‘Western readers’ generally find a little sense in multiple geographical names correlated anyhow with the ‘Barbarossa’ plan and the War on the East. As corps elements made their 170 to 220 km flights from four of five fields (of which one them received no fuel), troops (half of whom had never jumped, except from training towers) got briefed on drop zones, assembly areas and objectives only poorly understood by platoon commanders still studying new orders. Undoubtedly it made an important strategic point for the Soviets. Military. Overall, the operation would be executed by 36 Combined Arms, four Tank and five Air Armies. The Germans underestimated that 1,500 to 2,000 had dropped; they recorded 901 paratroops captured and killed in the first 24 hours. [21] The mussel has been accidentally introduced around the world, where it has become an invasive species.[21]. Through the night, some pilots avoided starshell-lit drop points entirely, and 13 aircraft returned to airfields without having dropped at all. The Red Army dynamited the dam during WWII. Almost 2,000 km (1,200 mi) of the river is navigational (to the city of Dorogobuzh). Data on the river’s annual runoff date to 1818, while estimates of the maximum discharges—computed from the old high-water marks—extend back more than 250 years. The Battle of Dnieper, along with other major offensives staged in 1943, certainly gave Stalin a dominant position for negotiating with his Allies. The River Dnieper has been a subject for artists, great and minor, over the centuries. After two days of violent urban warfare, the Poltava garrison was overcome. The crossing of the Dnieper was accomplished by thousands of German soldiers in small rafts and boats while under continuous air and ground attack by pursuing Soviet forces. There are a number of canals connected to the Dnieper: The river is part of the quagga mussel's native range. Dnieper River - Dnieper River - Hydrology: The flow characteristics of the Dnieper have been thoroughly studied. This option left no additional time for the German defenders, but would lead to much larger casualties. Its estuary, or liman, used to be defended by the strong fortress of Ochakiv. From its source to Dorogobuzh, Russia, the Dnieper is a small river flowing past low wooded and, in some places, swampy banks. The feast began with the celebration of the All-Night Vigil on Monday and the Divine Liturgy celebrated in the Church of Sts. Given fewer aircraft (and lower than expected capacities), the master loading plan, ruined, was abandoned. The first bridgehead on the Dnieper's western shore was established on 22 September 1943 at the confluence of the Dnieper and Pripyat rivers, in the northern part of the front. 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Zheleznyakov class river monitor, of which five were built at Kiev also served with the Dnieper Flotilla. Intending a 10 by 14 km drop over largely undefended terrain, the Soviets instead achieved a 30 by 90 km drop over the fastest mobile elements of two German corps. Three weeks after the start of the offensive, and despite heavy losses on the Soviet side, it became clear that the Germans could not hope to contain the Soviet offensive in the flat, open terrain of the steppes, where the Red Army's numerical strength would prevail. The total length is approximately 2,200 km (1,400 mi)[5] with a drainage basin of 504,000 square kilometres (195,000 sq mi). The river is also close to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station (Chernobyl Exclusion Zone) that is located next to the mouth of the Prypiat River. Cities and towns located on the Dnieper are listed in order from the river's source (in Russia) to its mouth (in Ukraine): Arheimar, a capital of the Goths, was located on the Dnieper, according to the Hervarar saga.[25]. Russian Paratroopers in crossing of Dnieper. Черниговской, Киевской, Полтавской, Екатеринославской, Херсонской, Таврической и Курской", "Тлумачення / значення слова "ДНІПЕР" | Словник української мови. On the Soviet side, Joseph Stalin was determined to pursue the recovery of the occupied territories, started at the beginning of the year. Kyiv, also spelled Kiev, Kyyiv, Russian Kiyev, chief city and capital of Ukraine. [23] River navigation is interrupted each year by freezing in winter, and severe winter storms. In the nineteenth century they were in shipping from the Baltic to the Black Sea, and on the great rivers of Europe--the Rhine, the Danube, even the Russian River Dnieper. It was on the invasion routes of Napoleon and Hitler. Fortifications were erected along the length of the Dnieper. The film begins in 1943 with the Battle of the Dnieper River. Find professional Dnieper River videos and stock footage available for license in film, television, advertising and corporate uses. The crucial issue would obviously be heavy equipment. ; Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive was a strategic offensive … Given the heavy German resistance even before the Dnieper forced-crossing, this figure seems a low estimate (Soviet sources estimate casualties from the post-Kursk offensive alone at 250,000 killed, wounded and captured), the figure of over 300,000 KIA could seem correct, with the wounded in action number following the 3:1 empiric ratio. ... Ukraine suffered heavy losses both during World War II and under Stalin. In early September, 1st, 3rd and 5th Guards AB Brigades, who were still in training, were subordinated to Voronez Front. The death toll also depends on the time frame considered. Result: Soviet victory: Territorial changes: However, given the duration of the campaign and the huge area involved, more than one historian argues that the losses involved were huge, easily reaching or even surpassing those at the Stalingrad, but going "unnoticed" because of the large operational area (and of the aura of fame enveloping the latter). Nowadays the Dnieper River suffers from anthropogenic influence and obtain numerous emissions of pollutants. German accounts state that hundreds of assault boats were used on the Dnieper River. About 230 made it over (or out of) the Dnieper to Front units (or were originally dropped there). Er ist nach der Wolga und der Donau der drittlängste Fluss in Europa und seit der Anlage von fünf Schleusen auf rund 1700 km schiffbar. Objectives of the first phase of Operation Barbarossa included advancing to the Dnieper River (also spelled Dniepr), the city of Smolensk, and the Dvina River. General Reference Map. In addition, the opposite shore was transformed into a vast complex of defenses and fortifications held by the Wehrmacht. After a few inconclusive days that greatly slowed down the Soviet offensive, Marshal Konev decided to bypass the city and rush towards the Dnieper. [5], The source of the Dnieper is the sedge bogs (Akseninsky Mokh) of the Valdai Hills in central Russia, at an elevation of 220 m (720 ft). Historically, the river was an important barrier, dividing Ukraine into right and left banks. Any hope of stopping the Red Army on the Dnieper's east bank was lost. At the end of the offensive, Soviet forces controlled a bridgehead 300 kilometers wide and up to 80 kilometers deep in some places. Kiev was recaptured and German troops lacked the forces to annihilate Soviet troops on the Lower Dnieper bridgeheads. Finden Sie perfekte Stock-Fotos zum Thema Dnieper River sowie redaktionelle Newsbilder von Getty Images. This is the first ever bridge over River Dnieper. The Dnieper is the third largest river in Europe, second only to the Volga and the Danube. All across the southern portion of the massive front, Soviet offensives were churning forward, reaching out ever farther to the west and south, seeking the German flank over the middle Donets river, and indeed, threatening the crucial crossing points over the mighty Dnepr river itself at Kremenchug, Dnepropetrovsk, and Zaporozhye. German soldiers crossing the Dnieper River in a small boat. The Lower Dnieper Offensive took place in 1943 during the Second World War. This Ukranian-language newsreel shows the WWII era victory of the Soviet Army at Stalingrad, the Caucasus, and Orel-Kursk Salient Battle which changed the course of the war. Poor political relations between Western Europe and Belarus mean there is little likelihood of reopening this waterway in the near future. It also depends on whether the toll of the Battle of Smolensk, which was fought to draw German forces away from the area in which the Dnieper battle would be held, is included in the total. Along this middle flow of the Dnieper, there were nine major rapids (although some sources cite a fewer number of them), obstructing almost the whole width of the river, about 30–40 smaller rapids, obstructing only part of the river, and about 60 islands and islets. Meanwhile, Soviet aerial photography, suspended several days by bad weather, had missed the strong reinforcement of the area, early that afternoon. Royalty-free stock photo ID: 251930551. The order to construct the Dnieper defence complex, known as "Eastern Wall", was issued on 11 August 1943 and began to be immediately executed. The Dnieper River freezes in the winter. Non-combat cargo pilots ferrying 3rd Brigade through drizzle expected no resistance beyond river pickets but, instead, were met by anti-aircraft fire and starshells from the 19th Panzer Division (only coincidentally transiting the drop zone, and just one of six divisions and other formations ordered, on the 21st, to fill the gap in front of the 3rd Tank Army). The route was probably established in the late eighth and early ninth centuries and gained significant importance from the tenth until the first third of the eleventh century. The "rail war" operation staged during September and October 1943 struck German logistics very hard, creating heavy supply issues. 2,650,000 personnel were brought into the ranks for this massive operation. STAVKA deemed this second (and, ultimately, last) corps drop a complete failure; lessons they knew they had already learned from their winter offensive corps drop at Viazma had not stuck. It was one of the largest operations in World War II, involving almost 4,000,000 troops at a time stretched on a 1,400 kilometres (870 mi) long front. The Dnieper has many tributaries (up to 32,000) with 89 being rivers of 100+ km. Faced with such a situation, the Soviet commanders had two options. The Ukrainian industrial region was the first priority, since it was a densely populated area, and its coal mines and other ores would provide precious resources for the Soviet state. The hazardous event killed thousands of innocent civilians, as well as Red … Englisch-Deutsch-Übersetzungen für Dnieper River im Online-Wörterbuch dict.cc (Deutschwörterbuch). The film begins in 1943 with the Battle of the Dnieper River. — 415 с. Simultaneously, a major diversion was conducted in the south to draw German forces away both from the Lower Dnieper and from Kiev. [citation needed] During its four-month duration, the eastern bank of the Dnieper was recovered from German forces by five of the Red Army's Fronts, which conducted several assault river crossings to establish several bridgeheads on the western bank. The west bank was still in German hands for the most part, but both sides knew that it would not last for long. Instead, they were concentrated in areas where a Soviet assault-crossing were most likely to be attempted, such as near Kremenchuk, Zaporizhia and Nikopol. The Battle of the Dnieper was a military campaign that took place in 1943 on the Eastern Front of World War II. Towards the end of September 1943, Soviet forces reached the lower part of the Dnieper. 16th October 1943: The Germans hold the Dnieper Line Russian infantry in solid serried ranks attacked behind a barrage on a narrow front, with tanks in support, and one wave following the other. It was one of the largest operations in the Second World War, involving almost 4,000,000 troops on both sides and stretching on a 1,400 kilometer long front. Search: Add your article Home Transport infrastructure by location Crossings by river Crossings in Ukraine by river Bridges in Ukraine by river Bridges over the Dnieper River. The Wehrmacht made extensive use of rear guards, leaving some troops in each city and on each hill, slowing down the Soviet offensive. Soviet 5th Guards Airborne Brigade commander Sidorchuk, withdrawing to the forests south, eventually amassed a brigade-size command, half paratroops, half partisans; he obtained air supply, and assisted the 2nd Ukrainian Front over the Dnieper near Cherkassy to finally link up with Front forces on 15 November. It is commonly accepted now that the bridgeheads on the Lower Dnieper were deliberately "left alone" to draw German forces from Kiev, resulting in heavy losses. Without it, the bridgeheads would not stand for long. Once across, Soviet troops had to dig themselves into the clay ravines composing the Dnieper's western bank. Soviet troops began the liberation of Eastern Ukraine. [18] For 115 km (71 mi) of its length, it serves as the border between Belarus and Ukraine. Guide to Metal Detecting Activities. 0. Hundreds of hydrometric stations and posts operate in the Dnieper basin. The Dnieper–Carpathian Offensive also known in Soviet historical sources as the liberation of right-bank Ukraine, was a strategic offensive executed by the Soviet 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Ukrainian Fronts, along with the 2nd Belorussian Front, against the German Army Group South and Army Group A, and fought from 24 December 1943 – 17 April 1944. The operation begun on 24 August 1943 with divisions starting to move on a 1,400-kilometer front stretching between Smolensk and the Sea of Azov. The second option would be to stage a massive assault without waiting, and force the Dnieper on a broad front. Coordinates of the extreme points of the state frontier", Splendid Dnieper. In antiquity, the river was known to the Greeks as the Borysthenes and was part of the Amber Road. Its population in 1939 was 157,000 inhabitants (351,000 today). They would never trust themselves to try it again. On the Dnieper the Varangians had to portage their ships round seven rapids, where they had to be on guard for Pecheneg nomads. By mid-August, Adolf Hitler understood that the Soviet offensive could not be contained and he ordered construction of a series of fortifications to slow down the Red Army's offensive capability, demanding that the Wehrmacht defend the Wotan Line positions on the Dnieper at all costs. Media in category "Dnieper River in Smolensk" The following 54 files are in this category, out of 54 total. A new Dnieper Flotilla was also constituted from ships of the Volga Flotilla in September 1943. World War Two Dniepr Flotilla First constituted in June 1931, a small flotilla was disbanded in June 1940, and the ships realocated to the new Danube Flotilla created with Soviet occupation of Bessarabia and Northern Bukovina and the Pinsk Flotilla. Agora ~ 79 years ago . The city stands on both banks of the Dnieper River, 260 miles (418 km) west of Moscow. Shefov and other Soviet/Russian historians quote casualties as high as 1,500,000. [20] The main ones are, from its source to its mouth: Many small direct tributaries also exist, such as, in the Kyiv area, the Syrets (right bank) in the north of the city, the historically significant Lybid (right bank) passing west of the centre, and the Borshahivka (right bank) to the south. Those forces were the only Germans within 60 km of the Dnieper loop. German losses in men and materiél had been considerable, many of the experienced units were weakened. Active Country LLC became the winner of the investment competition to attract an investor to the implementation of the project "Arrangement of the attraction cable car crossing the Dnieper River from the Arch of Friendship of Peoples to Trukhaniv Island" follows from the order of the Kyiv city state administration dated January 11, 2021, published on the official portal of the capital. German losses, however, are more difficult to evaluate. Getty Images offers exclusive rights-ready and premium royalty-free analog, HD, and 4K video of the highest quality. Some sources give very low figures (200,000 to 300,000 total casualties), which is much lower than for instance, the Battle of Kursk. During the long retreat after Kursk, the Wehrmacht{'}s Heer and supporting Luftwaffe forces had managed to cross the Dnieper river to the West and reestablished the defences along the Wotan fortified line. 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