|SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 Totenkopf|
Panzers of SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Totenkopf entering Kharkov. The strain of the combat in the city streets is distinctly evident on the faces of the men in this picture. The veteran SS-Oberscharführer and panzer commander peers straight ahead, his face tight with stress, searching for the next Soviet anti-tank gun or T-34 waiting in ambush, while the blank faced SS-Panzergrenadier behind his left shoulder appears completely exhausted. The tension of street fighting is clearly written on the visage of the man in the lower right corner. This photograph was taken by SS-Kriegsberichter Peter Adendorf. He was the holder of the Panzer Assault Badge in Bronze as well as the Close Combat Clasp in Silver. The tank commander in picture has never been positively identified. Commons: Bundesarchiv. Source: Platz der Leibstandarte.