DOT - Long Point Fire of the Great Patriotic War. These bunkers were part of the Rzhev-Vyazemsky defensive line. The turn was a system of tunnels and trenches (residues remain in the forest), supplemented with gun emplacements, and had several levels. At the defensive line were high expectations, so that during its construction, which began in July 1941, were involved in a lot of people. People working in all weather conditions and even under enemy fire from the air. Among the builders of a defensive line along with the staff of military construction experts employed large numbers of civilians, including the Communists and Komsomol volunteers from other areas (Moscow, Kaluga, etc.), the builders turn up to 75% were adolescents and women. Many arrived with no warm clothes, and construction continued until October 1941, until the enemy came up to this milestone. For this reason it has not been built in the planned volume, although most of it was built at that time. People moved to the construction of the Moscow Mozhaisky and defensive lines. Here the fighting began.
In the area of Rzhev advancing enemy managed to break through the line was built. However, the enemy captured Ostashkov was not. Ostashkov became front-line city. A portion of the turn of the lake Sig has become the front line. There were troops of the Western Front (22th, 29th, 31th Army, Colonel General IS Konev), occupying the line Ostashkov - Yelets - Sychevka to October 10, 1941
From here began the subsequent counter-offensive in the direction of our army, the Andreapol and Velikie Luki.