"Should further attacks be of the same pace, the Sevastopol garrison can hold out for no more than three days."~Message to the Stavka from Sevastopol
"A detachment of sailors was formed to defend the battery and I volunteered. We fought the Germans right next to the battery, hand to hand inside the barbed wire... it was cruel. Most of our detachment was killed."
"It was perfectly clear it was necessary to move troops from Sevastopol to the affected areas. Any delay would be fatal."
"The main task of Army Group South is to take the Kerch peninsula and Sevastopol to free up forces for further advances."
"The shortage of men and ammunition puts us on the verge of catastrophe."~ Message to the Stavka from Sevastopol garrison
"The obvious way out of that situation was to redirect the main blow from the north to the southern side, but re-deploying an infantry division from the north to the south would have given the enemy many days to rest and re-organize."