Mikhail Mikhailovich Solov'ev
(Born Moscow, 1905; died Moscow, 1990)
(Born Gubovka, 1883; died Moscow, 1945)
The Feat of Lieutenant Il'ia Shuklin, TASS No. 0545, September 13, 1942
2360 x 1276 mm
German tanks rushed
Along the glade.
They could not see the cannon for the hill.
It was a gun minted by the Soviets.
Against thirty German tanks,
It stood alone.
The gun marvelously smashed the tanks:
In the tail, in the mane, in the rear, in the front:
Fourteen tanks were destroyed,
Sixteen tanks ran away.
And such amazing work was done!
The forces seemed so unequal:
The German tanks, by all accounts,
While it stood alone.
One gun dealt with the gang of tanks,
Because it was a formidably strong force:
Seven brave soldiers operated her, under the command
Of Liuetenant Il'ia Shuklin.
These eight heroes with a lone gun behind a hill
Showed the enemy the door
Because behind this heroic group of eight
Stood the entire heroic Soviet people.
Ne boltai! Collection, Obj: 205697