Two German soldiers, looking at two dead soldiers. Title on back is 'Gefallen Russ..', translated as 'killed in action Russia'.
7.5 x 10.5 cm
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)
Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.
Operation Barbarossa was the code name for the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union, starting Sunday, 22 June 1941, during World War II. The operation stemmed from Nazi Germany's ideological aims to conquer the western Soviet Union so that it could be repopulated by Germans, to use Slavs as a slave-labour force for the Axis war-effort, and to seize the oil reserves of the Caucasus and the agricultural resources of Soviet territories