Translation: In February of 1940 the pilots Sokolov and Kozachenko were flying back to their aerodrome after an air fight. It was clear above the snowy clouds. Suddenly Sokolov sighted a group of Belofinn jets in a formation of twelve “Volkers”.Read Full Translation...In February of 1940 the pilots Sokolov and Kozachenko were flying back to their aerodrome after an air fight.
It was clear above the snowy clouds. Suddenly Sokolov sighted a group of Belofinn jets in a formation of twelve “Volkers”.
The force of the enemy exceeded ours by six times. Sokolov’s thought was – “to fight or to go home” and he decided to choose a fight: it was possible to attack from the direction of the sun and be invisible. [Partial translation offered]Close Full Translation
Poster Number: PP 741
Category: World War II
Artist: Dolgorukov, Nikolai Andreevich — Долгоруков, Николай Андреевич
Poster Notes: The story relayed on this poster concerns the Soviet Air Forces and their battle against Finland in the 1940 "Winter War".
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust of Ogiz by the Council of Ministries of the RSFSR, Moscow, 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street
Printer Notes: Krasnii Proletarii means "Red Proletariat". This Soviet printer was formerly the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop
Publisher: Iskusstvo (Art Publishing House), Moscow-Leningrad
Publishing date: 1941
Publisher Notes: Founded in 1936, Iskusstvo was formed out of Ogiz-Izogiz, the “State Art and Literature Publishing House”.
Editorial Information: Editor E. Povolotskaia.
Technical Information on Poster: May 30, 1941. Order No. 343. Publication No. 5212. Volume 8/9 of a sheet of paper. Price 60 kopeks.
Print Run: 100,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-38722
Catalog Notes: PP 741 World War II b