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Operation Barbarossa was essentially a code name for Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union. The operation consisted of many prominent battles. Although the German forces achieved significant victories, ultimately the operation was a failure. We have compiled rare pictures that depict the World War II Operation Barbarossa.
Let us take a look at Operation Barbarossa- in rare pictures.
1) A picture depicting German soldiers posing in front of their stationary vehicles.
2) German ski troops donning the one-piece camouflage snowsuit during Operation Barbarossa.
3) A light armoured half-track preparing for an attack somewhere along the Russian war front. July 21, 1941.
4) A picture depicting a German driver inside an armoured carrier during Operation Barbarossa. August 1941.
5) German soldiers watch the Red Army’s movements from their trenches shortly before advancing into Soviet territory, on July 10, 1941.
6) A rare picture depicting Waffen-SS soldiers being subjected to the Red Army’s aerial and ground bombardment.
7) German soldiers using a storm boat to cross the Don River during Operation Barbarossa. The Caucasus region, 1941.
8) A picture depicting the Nazis moving a horse-drawn vehicle over a corduroy road during Operation Barbarossa. The Salla on the Kola Peninsula, 1941.
9) A German troop looking over the recently captured city of Kyiv. Additionally, a bridge burns across the Dnieper river.
10) A picture depicting the Red Army’s machine gunners during the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.
11) A shot German plane goes down over an undisclosed location during Operation Barbarossa in 1941.
12) German troops camouflaged in the undergrowth during the battle prior to the occupation of Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1941.
13) Russian prisoners of war, left, pictured next to Nazi soldiers preparing for battle.
14) Russian civilians recover their belongings from their burning homes in a Leningrad suburb, October 21, 1941. The territory was said to have been burnt by the Russians as a part of the scorched Earth military strategy.
15) A picture depicting reindeers grazing on an airfield as a warplane takes flight in the background. Finland, July 26, 1941.
16) Heinrich Himmler (left, in glasses), one of the men in Hitler’s inner circle and the commander of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, examines a prisoner of war camp in Russia.
17) A picture depicting a huge Russian howitzer and its crew stationed in a well-concealed location on the Russian front. September 15, 1941.
18) Soviet soldiers looking over the war trophies captured in battles during Operation Barbarossa. September 19, 1941.
19) An aerial picture depicting the destruction in Riga, the capital of Latvia, on October 3, 1941, after one of the battles and during its occupation by Nazi Germany.
20) During their invasion of Russia, Nazi troops took out many Soviet national emblems. July 18, 1941.
21) According to the Germans, this picture depicts a view of Leningrad during its siege.
22) An array of Russian armoured vehicles move toward the front, on October 19, 1941.
23) A picture depicting Russian prisoners of war captured by the Nazis on July 7, 1941.
24) Two Russian soldiers, now prisoners of war, examine a large fallen statue of Lenin. Additionally, the rope around its neck was put there in a symbolic fashion.
25) A picture depicting Russian prisoners en route to Germany, on October 3, 1941. During Operation Barbarossa, several million Soviet soldiers were ultimately sent to German prison camps and the majority of them never returned alive.
26) German troops wearing heavy winter clothes march through a district near Moscow in November 1941. Ultimately, the harsh winter was one of the main reasons for Operation Barbarossa’s failure.
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