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Coastal Battery 411

This Soviet coastal battery was constructed in 1935 to defend the import port city and marine base of Odessa. It fired a total of 200,000 shells during the siege, including 230 shells between 15 and 16 October. On the last day of the siege, the coastal battery was blown up in order of the commander of the Odessa marine base, G.Zhukov.

The coastal battery today:
Coastal battery 411 became the symbol of the defence of Odessa and is currently part of a large memorial complex.

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: Koos Winkelman