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Men Of The Wehrmacht In Russia: Summer 1941: COLOR PICTURES

The German Army had a smooth walk into Russia in the early days of the invasion. Things got dark when the dreaded Russian winter approached and the Russians woke up to protect Mother Russia.

The following all color images are from the summer of 1941. The Wehrmacht war machine rolls forward into Russia......

No glory in this work but very important.

Many folks in the Soviet Union were happy with the German invasion. Many Cossacks thought it best to join the Waffen-SS rather than live under Stalin's rule

The Cossack flag flies alongside the Nazi flag

Men from Russian Turkestan too joined the Nazi German Army. They must have come to a sad end when the Russian army started winning

The much feared Stuka dive-bombers roar over the skies of Russia


These men are getting some sleep before moving again.

A German soldier reads a letter from home as a German bomber roars into the skies

A beautiful shot of the rolling plains of Russia. The Germans did not find it so scenic when the rains came and brought along the infamous Russian mud and slush. And the snow when winter came.

A German anti-tank gun fires away

German soldiers move into Russia. July 1941

"Time to move on, men!"

Men of the Wehrmacht move forward crouching behind the safety of the Panzer

The men who fell during the war lie in eternal peace on a foreign land

German mortar fires

The German officer welcomes the Cossack into the Wehrmacht

German soldiers scramble to set up their artillery

The first German unit to step onto Soviet soil

The first hundred meters into Russia. June 22, 1941

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