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
VIDEO: STUKA ATTACK EASTERN FRONT, 1942: GERMAN NEWSREEL
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