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    Sümbur (Sumber, Sambur) Dornod Province Mongolia
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circa 1970









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Justin Taylan 2007

Location
Located on the west bank of the Khalkhin Gol, south-west of Nomonhan. Also spelled "Sambur" or "Sambur Obo" for a stone marker at the location.

Wartime History
Small border outpost during the Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident during May-September, 1939.

On July 24, Soviet forces knocked down the stone marker (obo) at this location, as it was being used by Japanese artillery for sighting and range finding purposes.

By August 28th, three batteries of Soviet 150mm artillery were emplaced at Sumber in support of their offensive against the Japanese.

Postwar
Postwar, a small town known as 'Sumber' was built here by the Russians postwar on the western bank of the Khalkhin Gol.

Today
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and their withdrawal from Mongolia, the town was abandoned to nomands. Around that time, the settlement of Halgol (Khalkhgol) was combined with Sumber into one town.

The town consists of only a few gutted Soviet era buildings, shacks and gerts. There is limited electricity in town, provided by a generator that runs from 7pm - midnight.

Sumber Museum (Khalkhin Gol Museum)
Open from 7pm - 12am, when there is generator power. The museum has an outdoor display area and the second floor is a museum about the battle.

Sumber Border Guards Firing Range
Base includes a firing range with a BA-10 Armored Car displayed on a pedistal.

References
Nomonhan page 517, 774

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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