Fighting for Sagopshin and Malgobek

SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania
SS-Panzer-Abteilung 5 Wiking
The SS-Infanterie-Regiment Nordland was to attack along the Kurp River to Malgobek. The SS-Panzer battalion Wiking, with elements of the Germania, was to breach the main line of defence and establish a bridgehead. The Westland was to capture the town of Sagopshin, and the division's engineer component, along with the rest of Germania was to advance along the Kurp. Left image: battle-hardened SS volunteers of Germania awaits orders. Right image: Panzer IVs of SS-Panzer-Abteilung 5 Wiking. Photos: SS-Kriegsberichter Willi Altstadt. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.

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