Since ancient times, friend and foes shared the same curiosity. Curiosity about gear, material, equipment. World War 2 was the same. Here we see curiosity about soviet vehicles, knocked out not long ago. Here we have a group of elements of LSSAH, checking destroyed equipment in the early summer of 1943. This unit was positioned near Belgorod, in preparations for upcoming Zitadelle offensive. Vehicles spotted in a drive around moment. Uncommon silhouettes show up. Three vehicles are spotted. They seem abandoned. The decide to go check them out. The uncommon silhouette is a rather new vehicle. A Churchill tank, english production, sent to Russia with the Lend-lease pact. Became more […]
Nothing shows better the hardships of the common soldier. The gritty reality is perfectly represented in this image. A group of “Landsers”, moving, patrolling, changing positions in the thick of the winter, soaked in a sea of mud. Reality poetry. No fancy poses, no staged nor proud faces, just utter brutality. Unknown unit. Maybe winter of 1944. The brutal weight of the changing war tide already sunk on the minds of these men.