Radio operator-scout: the life and death of the most famous underground organization "Young Guard"

• Radio operator-scout: the life and death of the most famous underground organization "Young Guard"

"Goodbye, Mom, your daughter, Lyuba, goes into the damp earth" - these words were the only ones left in the memory of his legendary 17-year-old scout Lyuba Shevtsova, sentenced to death by the Germans. This fearless girl was a member of an underground organization "Young Guard" and was ready to die rather than betray his fellow occupiers. About the difficult fate of the patriot - in our article today.

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Love Shevtsova (second from left) with friends. Around 1940-1941, the

Lyuba Shevtsova was just one of those underground defended their homeland, but its name has become a model of courage and an example for future generations. Why? Its main merit - selfless service to the Motherland, courage, dedication to the general idea. "Young Guard" The organization of, bringing together more than a hundred young people and act in 1942-43. in the city of Krasnodon. Before getting into the ranks of the Young Love was trained to intelligence NKVD. In Soviet times, it preferred not to remember, but it would be wrong to strike out this fact from her biography.

Radio operator-scout: the life and death of the most famous underground organization

Lyuba Shevtsova (middle row first left) before leaving for school radio operators. March 1942

scouts course lasted 3 months, took place in an accelerated program. During this time, it had a chance to learn the basics of conspiracy unless and trained shooting. Love has chosen the profession of radio operator, radio operator while conspiring, called "The Pianist." Once enrolled in the group she had to begin to fulfill their duties, but the unexpected happened: Love singled home where they could lodge, but the owner of property at the last minute got cold feet and drove underground fighter to fend for themselves. All attempts to contact the staff has not been successful, the technical capabilities of this equipment is not allowed. Shevtsova told to go into hiding, but she was not the timid and came in touch with the Young Guards.

Radio operator-scout: the life and death of the most famous underground organization

Lyuba Shevtsova at the age of six

Members of the youth underground organization carried out a successful operation does not, for this inevitably followed the exposure by the Germans. Shevtsova initially offered cooperation, after - threatened further - required to give his accomplices. She remained true to his convictions, and not betray anyone, even under torture. Shevtsova was sentenced to death. Such has been the fate of the heroic women. Shortly after her death, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Shevtsova was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

Radio operator-scout: the life and death of the most famous underground organization

Propaganda team Krasnodon School N4, second from the right - Love Shevtsova