The city of Smolensk is situated 220 miles southwest of Moscow. On July 16th 1941 the Germans captured the city and repulsed Russian counter attacks.
In late 1943 Goring ordered the total destruction of the city in lines with the scorched earth policy, but this order was ignored by Generaloberst Gotthard Heinrici, resulting in his dismissal as a commander of the town. The city was liberated by the Red Army on 25th September 1943 and was given the rare title of Hero City. The item "GERMAN WOLCHOW STICK DATED 1943 CARVED OSTFRONT SMOLENSK" is in sale since Wednesday, June 3, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Other World War II Militaria". The seller is "davies8124robert" and is located in Newton Stewart. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.