Photos Georgian uprising Texel
Photos Georgian uprising Texel

Photos of the Soviet cemetery and Texel War Museum

The so called Russian War on Texel was still raging on in May 1945 after the Germans already surrendered in Berlin. A battalion of Georgian soldiers that joined the German army started a mutiny against their former masters when the end of the war was near. Comtourist went to Texel and shot some photos of the Soviet cemetery and in the museum dedicated to the war on Texel.

The battle on Texel is often referred to as the last battle of World War II in Europe. German commander Breitner refused to stop fighting as he argued that he was ending a mutiny. The Russian War on Texel claimed 120 local residents, 812 German and 562 Georgian lives. The best reminder of this battle nowadays is the Soviet cemetery where the Georgians that died are buried. There is also a section of the Texel Aviation and War Museum dedicated to the Georgian uprising. The museum is based on Texel Airport and includes an interesting section about the Atlantic Wall defensives structures on Texel. Lucky visitors can also see the local Antonov An-2 landing or taking of on the airport.

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Sign to the cemetery where 476 Georgian soldiers are buried

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Entrance gate with Russian text to the Georgian cemetery

Texel - Georgian cemetery

The cemetery is named Loladse after the Georgian commander

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Overview of the cemetery where the Georgians lie in a mass grave

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Monument with a Soviet coat of Arms dedicated to the Georgians

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Soviet memorial plaque at the Georgian cemetery dated 1966

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Russian style memorial dedicated to Cornelai Boon-Verburg

Texel - Georgian cemetery

Moved monument for 65 Georgian soldiers that were executed

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

Georgian uprising exposition sign on the Texel Aviation museum

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

Entrance to the exposition dedicated to the Georgian uprising

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

Artwork commemorating the Georgians soldiers who died at Texel

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

Inside the Georgian uprising section of the Texel Aviation museum

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

Various artefacts reminding of the German occupation of Texel

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

The boat used to sail to England to ask for help with the uprising

Texel - Georgian uprising exposition

Scale model of the bunkers that were fought over during the battle

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