|SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich|
ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Das Reich“
By March 10 1943 the first phase of Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein ´s offensive was complete. The SS-Panzerkorps and 4.Panzer Armee now linked up for the assault on Kharkov itself. Image: SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Das Reich, supported by panzers and assault guns, pushed farther into the western section of city. The SS-Panzergrenadiers mounted on this Sturmgeschütz III belong to the 3rd Battalion of Regiment Deutschland. The battle of Kharkov could begin. In the far-left background, the tower blocks around the Dzerzhinsky Square are visible, known to the German army as Red Square and later renamed as Platz der Leibstandarte. Commons: Bundesarchiv.