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 only]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".
Media Size: 40x16
Poster Type: Lithograph and Offset
Printer: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii (Red Proletarian) Typography Workshop of the Poligrafkniga Trust of Ogiz, Moscow
Printer Notes: 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Typography Workshop at 16 Krasnoproletarskaia Street began its history under the ownership of the Russian entrepreneur Ivan Kushnerev who founded the Ivan Kushnerev & Company Printing Shop in 1869. When Kushnerev died in 1896 his printing company was one of the largest in Imperial Russia. It became the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii Book Printing Plant when its location (on Pimenovskaia Street) was re-named Krasnoproletarskaia (Red Proletarian) Street. By late 1924, the 3rd Krasnii Proletarii was placed under the management of Gosizdat (State Publishing House). The printing workshop thereafter retained the Krasnii Proletarii name while its management (via a series of state trusts) varied over the next fifty years.
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: [Approved for printing] May 30, 1941; Order No. 343; Publication No. 5212; Volume 8/9ths sheet of paper; Price 60 kopeks
Print Run: 100,000
Glavlit Directory Number: A-38722
Catalog Notes: PP 741 World War II b