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ϟϟ-Panzergrenadier-Division „Leibstandarte ϟϟ“
SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Leibstandarte SS
Achtung Panzer! - Leibstandarte SS
Despite the battering its units were taking, the Soviet High Command, moved further troops into the sector, sending an armoured corps into the area south of Kharkov to block any German moves towards the city. The Red Army units facing SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf and the Das Reich to their south, suddenly found that SS-Obergruppenführer Paul Hausser had moved the Leibstandarte SS into their rear, blocking any retreat. The Totenkopf and Das Reich began to push the enemy inexorably northwards against defensive positions rapidly established by the Leibsatandarte SS. Large parts of 4th, 22nd and 15th Soviet Tank Corps were destroyed. A further 61 tanks, 225 guns and 9,000 dead were left on the icy battlefield. The Soviet Sixth Army were totally crushed and the last major obstacle before the gates of Kharkov was removed. Credit: Gordon Williamson and Tim Ripley. Top image: SS-Standartenführer Fritz Witt and SS-Obersturmbannführer Kurt Meyer consult a map of the area and plan their next operation. Photo by SS-Kriegsberichter Johan King. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Bottom image: Leibstandarte SS Tiger on the move on the Eastern Front in 1943. Date and location unclear. Footage from Die Deutsche Wochenschau. Fair use.