WW2 Tour to Smolensk fortress

WW2 and Napoleonic 1812 war Battlefields Tour to Smolensk fortress

west part

WW2 and Napoleonic 1812 year war battlefields tour from Moscow to Smolensk during soviet era. Photo 1983 by athor (Orwo chrome film 1982, Germany)
The tour around Smolensk old fortress. West part of the wall.
Note the base of TV-tower and the lake.
The “lake” is a moat in the front of the fortress, also an element of a fortified structure. The wall element is missing, destroed during th WW2 battle. The communication passage for the warriors on the upper tier is visible in the section.