THE RUSSIAN TROY
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Victor Hugo described Sevastopol as the “Russian Troy”. The heroism shown by the defenders of Sevastopol during the Crimean War (1853–1856) shocked even their enemies. From September 1941 to July 1942 the German army suffered huge losses as it approached this great Russian military city. Sevastopol did not fall to the Germans. Nowadays the city stands on the bones of soldiers from Turkey, France, Britain, Germany and Russia who fought in these two sieges. Some wanted to defend Sevastopol, others to take it – but they all paid the ultimate price.
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