Polotsk UR (bunkers 31-42), brief overview (photo and video)

The Polotsk fortified area of ​​the "Stalin Line" was distinguished by a special density of defensive structures. There were about 200 structures on 56 km of the controlled territory. For comparison, the Minsk UR had a similar number of fortifications, but for 160 kilometers of the front. Based on the photo and materials of the group vk.com/uber_leben we will pass the segment from 31 to 42 bunkers (long-term firing point).

Pillbox No. 31 BRO "A" Polotsk UR

Four-hambrazur bunker, two floors. Particularly damaged during the assault. The northwestern embrasure was heavily shelled, the central one was blown up, one of the embrasures protecting the entrance was taken out.

Pillbox No. 31 BRO "A" Polotsk UR

Later it was blown up by the Germans in 1942, while the upper and interfloor ceilings collapsed.

Pillbox No. 31 BRO "A" Polotsk UR inside view

There is evidence that as early as 2007/8, fragments of the remains of possibly defenders were found.

Anti-tank ditch in front of the 31st bunkerAn anti-tank ditch was perfectly preserved in front of the pillbox, a couple of artillery positions were recorded.

Pillbox No. 32 BRO”A” Polotsk UR

Three-hambrazurny machine-gun bunker.

Pillbox No. 32 BRO "A" Polotsk UR
The bunker took part in the fighting in early July 1941, while receiving numerous damage to the frontal wall from shelling.

trenches 32 pillbox Polotsk
In 1942, it was again undermined by the Germans and almost completely destroyed. (can be clearly seen in the photos)

Entrance protection embrasure

Pillbox No. 33 BRO "A" Polotsk UR

Well-preserved pillbox number 33, with three embrasures and a FVU cube.

Pillbox No. 33 BRO "A" Polotsk URUnlike other bunkers, it was not blown up by the Germans in 1942.

Pillbox No. 33 BRO "A" Polotsk URExcept for the blown-up two embrasures and the floating roof on the front part, the pillbox retained its authenticity as much as possible.

Pillbox No. 35 BR “A” of the Polotsk UR

The almost completely destroyed Trekhembrazurny machine-gun pillbox number 35, which also took part in the battles of the 41st year.

Pillbox No. 35 BR "A" Polotsk URLike most of the fortifications of the Polotsk UR was blown up in the 42nd year.

Pillbox No. 35 BR "A" Polotsk UR

Pillbox No. 37 - NP BRO "A" Polotsk UR

Judging by the narrow and wide embrasures in the photo - the Artillery observation post, number 37. A three-chamber structure that was used both for observation and for firing.

37th with undermined central embrasureThe ANP took part in the fighting in early July 1941, while receiving numerous damage to the frontal wall from the shelling of the wall. The central embrasure was blown up. In 1942, it was again blown up by the Germans.

pillbox embrasure
Pillbox No. 37 - NP BRO "A" Polotsk UR

Pillbox No. 41 RR “K” Polotsk UR

Completely destroyed pillbox number 41 in an open area.

Pillbox No. 41 RR "K" Polotsk UR

Pillbox No. 41 RR "K" Polotsk UR
Pillbox No. 41 RR "K" Polotsk UR

Pillbox No. 42 BR “A” Polotsk UR

Pillbox No. 42 BR "A" Polotsk URArtillery observation post (ANP) type "B two-story", number 42.

Pillbox No. 42 BR "A" Polotsk URPromo video on pillboxes of the Polotsk UR, thanks for the material!

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