Photos From The Eastern Front During The WWII

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Eastern Front, Battle of Cholm, Jan 1942: Generalleutnant Theodor Scherer, commanding Kampfgruppe Scherer, looks at Luftwaffe planes trying to resupply his force.For 107 days Scherer’s men held off all enemy attempts to seize the town, although the Red Army had launched almost 2,000 individual assaults on the town. When a relief force broke through, there were only 1,200 Germans fit for action.Hitler authorized the ‘Cholm Shield’ and Scherer was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.

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