ϟϟ-Division „Wiking“ in Caucasian Forests

SS-Division Wiking
SS-Division Wiking
SS-Division Wiking was far ahead of the other mechanized formations that had remained in the south of Maikop. The division was all by itself in the Caucasus forest and had to secure the Maikop oilfields until the expected arrival of the mountain forces, the 97.Jäger-Divison. Naturally, only strongpoints could be held. Ambushes and attacks by enemy formations were the order of the day. Images: Youthful, combat-ready SS-Grenadiers, draped with ammunition belts and German stick grenades Model 24 Stielhandgranate, in the Southwestern Caucasus 1942. Photo: SS-Kriegsberichter Willy Altstadt. US National Archives Records Administration. Fair use.

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