ϟϟ-Division „Wiking“

A sniper unit of the Wiking Division
SS Scharfschütze
The steppe country of the northern Caucasus offered the Soviets excellent opportunities for conducting a fighting delay. The countless large and small rivers which flow from the Caucasus watershed into both the Black and Caspian Seas were obstacles that the enemy could hold with comparatively weak forces. The SS-Division Wiking was at the forefront of the German drive toward the Caucasus Mountains. In the coming month, the division was to operate in this terrain, a terrain that was so completely to the European volunteers. Images: A sniper unit of the Wiking Division gets into position in the Caucasus 1942. The sniper takes a spot on the ground that offers him the best field of fire. Photos: SS-Kriegsberichter Willy Altstadt. US National Archives and Records Administration. Fair use.

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