2 comments on “Barbarossa, Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. Part 5

  1. The last photo (showing the KV-1s) was taken in Krassnoje-Sselo in September 1941. I. Batallion IR22 was attacked by a whole unit of these heavy tanks which were abandoned by their crews after a bitter fight. One of them was equipped with a fake gun and mounted a flame thrower instead. My grandfather took part in the fighting. There is a whole series of these photos showing the KVs from different angles. All were later put into Wehrmacht service. Nice photo taken by a soldier of “my” Division. 🙂

    • Hi Rob. It’s great having the personal link. If the Germany army had been able to build the ‘Panther’ much faster and in greater numbers it may hav helped turn the tide.

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