Diary June 18, 1942

natural caves defence line around Sebastopol
In the defence line around Sebastopol were many natural caves, which were used as bunkers by the Red Army or as shelters for the civilian population.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, June 18, 1942:

Eastern Front

Siege of Sebastopol: German 11th Army, reinforced by elements of 17th Army, breaks through defences and reaches North Bay.


Turkey: Rail links between Turkey and Central Europe (severed April 1941 during the Balkans campaign) re-opened.

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