Thank you for the Victory! Кошкина София, 4 «Б» класса МБОУ СОШ №1 Г.Александров It was in 1943 during the Great Patriotic War. My great-grandfather Victor Koshkin was 17 but he looked much younger. He was not tall but athletic, observant and nimble. He was ready to defend his country to the death. “Who speaks German?” asked the officer to the recruits. “I do” answered Victor. And he became an intelligence soldier. His task was to be the first in enemy territory, count, look around and give a report to the officer. On the 14th of October Soviet troops prepared to force a crossing over the Dnieper. Victor was in the first boat when the fascist tank fired at them. Victor was wounded but everybody thought that he was killed. And his mother received a funeral letter. But she didn’t believe it and she was right! After the treatment Victor continued to be in the army. He even met Americans at the Elbe and came back home in 1947. My great-granddad didn’t like to tell us about the war. But I know that he was a real hero and had a very hard life. I’m proud of him. And I want to say “Thank you for the Victory!” Resources Picture 1 http://easyen.ru/_ld/133/37812030.jpg Picture 2 http://onewall.ru/f/34/prazdnik_den_pobedy_vov_velikaya_otechestv ennaya_voyna_fon_derevo_tekstura_lenta_georgievskaya_2560x1600. jpg Picture 3http://svetbiznesa.ru/images/0_5b4cb_173136aa_XL.png Crossing over the Dnieper http://tomatoz.ru/uploads/posts/201305/1367767443_61_resize.jpg at the Elbe http://s017.radikal.ru/i426/1305/4a/e3a7c8ac3de0.jpg Photo of my great-grandfather was given by my relatives and they also allowed me to publish it.