German reconnaissance vehicles in Russia
A group of German reconnaissance vehicles performs observation from the sunflower fields in the basin of the Donets, during the summer offensive of 1942 that would end with the disastrous Battle of Stalingrad.

German anti-tank cannon in Rostov
A German light anti-tank cannon is ready to take action during the combats in the streets of Rostov. The Soviet garrison that defended the city withdrew, allegedly incurring in an act of disobedience that the Soviet Union denied after the war. In any case, it was doubtful that the city could resist the siege during long time.

German motorized column in Russia
A German motorized column advances across the Russian Front. In the summer of 1942 the Germans suffered as well the consecuences of the huge growth of their supply lines.

German soldiers in Russia
This photograph dated from November 1942 shows a column of German soldiers (allegedly from the division Charlemagne formed by French volunteers) marching between the ruins of a bombed town.

German medium tank PzKpfw III
A platoon of German riflemen advances, protected by a Panzerkampfwagen III medium tank from the sporadic fire of Russian soldiers.

German mountain artillery on the Caucasus
A German emplacement of mountain artillery on Mount Elbrus, highest peak on the Caucasus. The conquest of the Elbrus was one of the few satisfactions that the Germans had in the campaign on the Caucasus, where the difficult terrain and the difficulties of supply made imposible the capture of the oilfields located on the coasts of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

Italian military train of the ARMIR
An Italian military train transports trucks for the ARMIR (Armata Italiana in Russia). Despite this apparent efficiency and modernization, the Italian Army was not prepared for a campaign like the Russian one.

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