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By October 1942, the fascist German command had concentrated large forces of the 44th Army, 57th Tank and 49th Mountain Rifle Corps in the Tuapse direction.
On the morning of October 21, after a powerful artillery preparation, the enemy group went on the offensive.
Throughout the end of October, the troops of the 18th Army fought intense battles, as a result of which the plan of the German command to break through to Tuapse was buried.
The enemy was forced to go on the defensive.
After November 7, when the German elite jaeger units "Edelweiss" from the group of General Lanz reached the crest of the Semashko heights, height. 795.8, Mount Turkey and to Tuapse they had less than 20 kilometers, our battles with the Nazis became especially fierce.
By December 17, as a result of the decisive actions of the 353rd, 383rd, 83rd and 165th rifle brigades, the Semashkhov group of fascists was liquidated, and its remnants were driven back across the Pshish River, thereby eliminating the threat of a breakthrough by the Nazi troops to Tuapse.
In May 2008, by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the city of Tuapse was awarded the honorary title of the Russian Federation "City of Military Glory"