Operation Barbarossa, 1941. Part 3

Operation Barbarossa was the largest military operation in world history in both manpower and casualties. Its failure was a turning point in the Third Reich’s fortunes. Here are some photos were published with permission from the US National Archive.

A muddy march at the battle of Glosoff Artillery piece being pulled through dusty Rzhev Barricades in the suburbs of Voronezh German soldiers entrenched near Desna in the evening hours In Kulchor-Pass a German soldier deals with heat and dust One tank did not fare so well near Rzhev Reconnaissance tanks advancing through muddy terrain Rough quarters in Kluchor-Pass near Karachev Russian prisoners of war against a vast horizon Russian prisoners of war on the Zulwa-Slonim highway Russian tanks bogged down at Tolotschin. Soldiers advancing through swampy and sandy territory The mud and terrain made for slow-going the vast surrounding landscape