Georgii Konstantinovich Savitskii
(Born St. Petersburg, 1887; died Moscow, 1949)
(Born Gubovka, 1883; died Moscow, 1945)
Partisan Eagles and Fascist Donkeys, TASS No. 0735, June 23, 1943
1810 x 1263 mm
“A sudden blow from both directions!
My plan leaves little to chance.
We’ll massacre-re-re the partisans
Like crows,” the baron growled.
“Hoch!” The Fritzes screamed, so did the Hanses,
“A sudden blow from both directions!”
But the partisans figured it out
And answered the enemy’s plan with their own:
Finding a sure crossing of the river,
They crossed by night
So the Fascists wouldn’t notice.
The forest thundered with shots that night,
With distorted faces
They clashed heads amongst themselves.
With unholy fury, into fatal battle
The reptiles rushed, the Hanses and Fritzes,
Casualties fell from both directions.
They were shooting from so short a distance.
And the partisans? Over there, not far,
At the first train stop,
Having fooled the Germans,
They derailed the train,
Blowing up the Germans’ store of ammunition,
And three of their huts!
Of the enemy’s arrogant boasting
There remained only stinking enemy corpses
And… news from the front, so joyous for us,
As the partisan eagles
Crush the Fascist back lines!
Ne boltai! Collection, Obj: 205828