Moscow in the summer of 1941,

In July 1941, the military came to Moscow photographer of the South American magazine "Life" Margaret Bourke-White. She worked in the unique criteria: with the advent of war mode to shoot in Moscow is tightened, for the unauthorized recording, as was failing camera, the court relied. But in the Kremlin in those days preparing for the principal negotiations with the United States to Moscow had to come to a personal friend and confidant of President Roosevelt, and Margaret received permission to film images of a belligerent Russian Union .. Russian management considered that such a noble pictures in the magazine profitable overseas will present the USSR American public.

Margaret Bourke-White spent two months in Moscow. And without looking at what it has always accompanied, and from time to time in advance and ready to shoot, it was made truly unique shots.

Luftwaffe raids on the capital began on July 22, Margaret was able to remove one of the first in a picture on July 26. Conducted anti-aircraft fire, Spotlight searches enemy aircraft. Presumably Margaret took this picture from their rooms in the "National".

That same night. This picture is supposedly made from the roof of the British Embassy on the Sofia quay.

Saleswoman soda and Muscovites.

More matches are held, the championship is not closed.

Street sourness.

Metro station "Sverdlov Square", Muscovites come out after an air raid.

Workers of the home front, a very recognizable image in the West.

View on Manezh Square and the Kremlin from the "National".

Education medical orderlies.

Allowed Margaret and in the holy of holies, prohibited for ordinary filming location — Metropolitan metro. The picture shows the Muscovites refuge from another air raid on the station, "Mayakovsky".

Log onto the escalator, metro station "Mayakovsky". Some look back at the extraordinary spectacle — the photographer in metro.

Students at the hostel.

In the hall of the hotel "Moscow".


Students conduct experiments in a wind lab MSU.

Lectures on Greek history, Moscow State University.

Pavilion with the heaviest equipment at the agricultural exhibition.

Tatar peasants in the agricultural show.

In metro during an air raid.

Bookstore outdoors.

Sign in terrain Spaso House, the residence of the personal capital of the U.S. Ambassador.

Workers at Spaso House removed the broken stained glass windows in the raids.

Kremlin in the moonlight.

Young people after listening to military reports in the Park of Culture.

The game of "voynushki" in kindergarten.

Margaret and arranged for a meeting with the Chief of Staff of the Western Front, was on the edge of the cerebral stroke, and having driven in heavy fighting near Smolensk VD Sokolovsky, the future Marshal of the Russian Union.

He's at a banquet in honor of the American delegation.

An old Bolshevik Solomon Abramovich Lozovskiy (Dridze), director of the Soviet Information Bureau Foreign Affairs and Deputy Commissar Molotov. Will be arrested in 1949 and shot in the 1952nd.

German fighter Fritz Ehrhardt in the Russian hospital after being wounded in battle.

Rolf Helmudt, another German fighter.

Like this post? Please share to your friends: