Battle of Stalingrad: Red Army soldiers advance on the outskirts of Stalingrad past the frozen body of a German KIA, Nov-Dec 1942. By that time, the besieged Germans were practically out of ammo and provisions and the Soviet encirclement was closing around them ever so tighter.
Stalingrad, Feb1943. German soldiers of the Northern circle drag and themselves into capitvity. "Auch der Nordkessel unter General Karl Strecker (Kommand. XI. Armeekorps) hat in den folgenden 2 Tagen nach Paulus Festnahme nicht kapituliert und so lange kämpfen lassen, bis die Russen die ausgebluteten, deutschen Verbände überrannten. Eine offizielle/förmliche Kapitulation der Armee in Stalingrad hat es nie gegeben. Am Roten Platz schleppen sich überlebende dt. Soldaten in Gefangenschaft.
German infantrymen in heavy winter gear march next to horse-drawn vehicles as they pass through a district near Moscow, in November 1941. Winter conditions strained an already thin supply line, and forced Germany to halt its advance - leaving soldiers exposed to the elements and Soviet counterattacks, resulting in heavy casualties and a serious loss of momentum in the war.
bag-of-dirt: A German soldier ties the hands of a captured Slovenian partisan prior to his execution on Mala Poljana mountain in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Near Lom pod Storžičem, Tržič, Slovenia, Yugoslavia. Summer 1942.
Divisional Scouts of the Soviet 27th Guards Rifle Division. February or March 1945, Kustrin bridgehead. Someone has marked with a frame the two scouts who were KIA one or two days after this photograph was taken. According to reports, Scout Vasily Kozatsuk was blown up by a German mine; his comrades later said that a piece of flesh that was found on his quilted jacket was all that was left of him. After the explosion the Germans opened fire and the second unnamed scout was also killed.
Summer 1941, Russia. Soviet POW from the USSR's eastern republics. The Germans were surprised at the mass presence of "Asiatics" and "Mongols" in Red Army ranks. These crowds of "subhumans" increased the Germans' detesting the "savage mobs of Russia."
A Soviet POW removes the charred remains of a comrade with a meat hook from the location of an engagement between German armor and a Red Army motorized column. The result was the annihilation of the latter. June 1941.