Brothers in arms side by side in the Caucasus
There was no longer any doubt that the Caucasus offensive, which had yielded such impressive successes, had to be characterized as a failure with the start of the events in December 1942. The tables started to be turned, and the German forces in the ﬁeld were pressed hard. On December 12 1942 the III.Panzerkorps front was shortened; Wiking was taken out of the front. It's manpower strength was 15,928 men in December 1942. New assignment, a relieving attack in the direction of Stalingrad! Image: Scandinavian and West European comrades of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking on guard in the Southeastern Caucasus 1942. Commons: Bundesarchiv.