On July 17, 1941, the German blitzkrieg, which had already brought much of Europe to its knees, was thundering across Soviet soil, its treads tearing through the land. Senior Sergeant Nikolai Sirotinin stepped forward, volunteering to halt the advancing German forces on the Warsaw-Moscow highway. On that fateful day, waves of rye dotted with blue cornflowers near the Belarusian river Dobrost became the final sight for 57 enemy soldiers and officers. Never before had a lone warrior with a mere 45mm cannon been so devastatingly effective. Our T-shirt commemorates the unwavering courage of Sirotinin and the indomitable spirit of resistance against overwhelming odds.
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