July 2, 2015

Eastern Limit!

In the summer of 1942 Army Group A reached the Terek river in the Caucasus. On August 30 elements of the 3rd Panzer-Division (I./394.Panzergrenadier-Regiment) established a bridgehead across the river, at Ishcherskaya. That became the easternmost German position in WWII.

Advance of the 3rd Panzer-Division
2. The 3rd Panzer-Division advanced through Prokhladny and
Mozdok and crossed the Terek at Ishcherskaya.

Valley of the Terek River
3. Valley of the Terek River.

Terek River
4. Sunni Mosque on the bank of the Terek river.

Photos attribution
1., 2. http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
3. СафроновАВ at ru.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Farn1, via Wikimedia Commons