In the spring of 1943 German panzer forces around Kharkiv are getting ready for the next offensive. The Tiger in the photo belongs to 2. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Das Reich”. The man at the front had just rammed the cleaning rod and brush assembly through the bore all by himself!
June 28, 2016
June 18, 2016
After the battles around Kharkiv were over SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Waffen-SS Walter Krüger addresses the men of SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Division “Das Reich”. Krüger was assigned to take command of the Division on March 18, 1943 and remained the divisional commander until January 25, 1944. He committed suicide on May 22, 1945.