Leibstandarte personnel firing their Kar 98 bolt-action rifles and a captured during Operation Barbarossa in Pin by Paolo Marzioli
the_ww2_memoirs German tanks and infantry attack Soviet positions on the Eastern Front, June, 1941. On June 22nd, Operation Barbarossa had just commenced, artillery and air strikes began on Soviet targets at 4:30 AM, quickly proceeded by the Panzer corps. The Wehrmacht were crossing the border into the Soviet Union later in the morning as well, virtually unopposed. They totally caught the Soviets off guard capturing over 300,000 prisoners in the first weeks! This also caused many deaths for…
German Panzer 3, Operation Barbarossa, 1st Battery, 75th Panzer Artillery Reg, 3rd Panzer Division. Beresina August 1941. German panzer tanks using Blitzkrieg to quickly attack isolated packs of Russian infantry.
A view of a killing ground following a clash in the southern sector of Soviet Union in 1941, during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. In the background burning BT-2 and BT-7 Soviet tanks. Pin by Paolo Marzioli