Wednesday, July 1, 2015

German Infantry Advance Through a Russian Cornfields

German infantry advance through a Russian corn field, summer 1942. The Caucasus is visible in the background and the machine gunner in the foreground, carrying the MG 34, is protected by his assistant gunner carrying a MP 38. This type of advance was nerve-wracking for the troops, since close combat could occur at any time. It was also difficult to detect mines in such terrain.

Sources :
Book "The Caucasus 1942-43; Kleist's Race for Oil" by Robert Forczyk

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