With the Victory Day? In Lviv окрылась exhibition of memory of a division CC "Galichina"

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In Lviv in Gallery of a historical Ukrainian military uniform the exhibition devoted 65-й is open for anniversary of creation of a division Vaffen CC "Galichina". It is valid from May 1.

the eropriyaty it is dated for anniversary of creation of the First Ukrainian division "Galichina" of the Ukrainian national army which is traditionally noted on April 28. Among exhibits - photographic materials from private collections, archival materials, a uniform of fighters of a division "Galichina".

We will remind that on April 28, 1943 at the initiative of the governor of Lviv Vladimir Kubiyovich and the governor of Galicia Otto Vekhter division formation Vaffen CC "Galichina" began. Not less than 70 thousand responded to an appeal галичан from among which in ranks of a division 13-14 thousand were accepted. Other volunteers were included in structure of the German police and made five new police regiments (numbers: with 4-го on 8-й - on the general numbering with division regiments).

In April, 1944 the division was sent in Noykhammer (Silesia) for further training. In May it was inspected personally by Himmler who for the first time has addressed to soldiers and officers of a division not as to галичанам, and as to Ukrainians.

In July the division which hasn't finished the training arrived to the front and was thrown against coming Red Army under Fords. Having got to an environment, in nineteen-day cruel fights it was almost completely destroyed.

From 14 thousand soldiers and officers of only 3 thousand escaped from an environment.


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