German dispatch rider during a pause somewhere on the Eastern Front. The assignment was among the most dangerous, with the dispatch rider crossing often enemy territory away from all friendly presence, easy prey to partisans and enemy soldiers.
A German soldier searches an abandoned Soviet shelter during a patrol along the mouth of the Dnieper River. The swamps and marshes here were among the few areas of cover where partisans could operate in the Ukraine.
September Richard Baer ceremonially accepts a copy of the construction plans from the Chief of the Central Construction Directorate of the Waffen SS, SS-Sturmbannführer Karl Bischoff, celebrating the opening of an SS military hospital
Gebirgsjäger are the light infantry part of the alpine or mountain troops (Gebirgstruppe) of Germany and Austria. The word Jäger (meaning "hunter" or "huntsman") is a characteristic term used for light-infantry or light-infantryman in German-speaking mili