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|The German command also includes Stalingrad in the plan of a large-scale offensive in the south of the USSR (Caucasus, Crimea). Germany's goal was to seize an industrial city, enterprises in which produced military products that were necessary; gaining access to the Volga, from where it was possible to get to the Caspian Sea, to the Caucasus, where the oil needed for the front was extracted. Hitler wanted to implement this plan in just a week with the help of Paulus' 6th Field Army. In the history of the Liska Region, which in the summer of 1942 stood as an insurmountable obstacle in the way of Hitler's troops, two famous sections of the defense of the Voronezh Front are forever inscribed — the Storozhevskaya and Shchuchensky bridgeheads, which were captured in August 1942 by units of the 25th Guards Rifle Division formed in April 1942 in the Kalinin (Tver) region and parts of the 18th separate rifle corps, and then for almost six months reliably covered the Liski railway station from different sides, driving military cargo under Stalingrad .Without surrendering to the enemy in the summer of 1942, the city of Svoboda with the Liski junction station, Soviet troops continued to defend themselves on the Don line, shackling the forces of the Nazis, rushing to Stalingrad and Caucasian oil. And the fascists, who broke their teeth on the Liski railway junction, in the autumn of 1942, were forced to hastily build a railway rockade from Ostrogozhsk to Evdakovo, paving the way to Stalingrad bypassing Liski. Meanwhile, Soviet echelons with troops and equipment, which, under the incessant bombing of the Nazis, were led by locomotive brigades of a special column with the symbolic name "For Stalingrad!", formed at the Liski railway junction from the special reserve of the NKPS, went there to Stalingrad, through the Liski station one after another. An event that has no analogues in the history of any other railway hub of the country became evidence of the unparalleled courage and inflexibility of Liskin railway workers: in 1943, three Liskin railway workers at once - Alexander Karpovich Lysenko,Vladimir Nikolaevich Zholudev and Philip Dmitrievich Fedosov were awarded the high titles of Heroes of Socialist Labor|