5.ϟϟ-Panzerdivision „Wiking“ (The Wet Triangle)

5.SS-Panzerdivision Wiking
SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania
In August 1944 5.SS-Panzerdivision Wiking was ordered to Modlin on the Vistula River, east of Warszawa. Paired with  Totenkopf as IV.SS-Panzer-Korps and 1.Panzer-Division Hermann Göring the Wiking played an important part in reforming the line and holding the Red Army in Poland and virtually annihilated the Soviet 3rd Tank Corps, which included a division of communist Poles. Image: SS-Panzergrenadiers of Wiking taking a break in The Wet TriangleSecond image is captioned as having been shot 50 kilometers east of Warszawa. It shows a Soviet SU-76 captured by SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania in August 1944. It has the symbols for 12.Kompanie and for Wiking marked onto a new coat of camouflage paint. The advent of the Warsaw Uprising brought the Soviet offensive to a halt, and relative peace fell on the front line. The Wiking remained in the Modlin area for the rest of the year. Commons: Bundesarchiv.

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