Monday, 11 July 2011
Counter-attacks on the Dniepr late 1943
For your delectation another period newsreel showing troops desperately attempting to hold the positions in Ukraine.
Following the post-Kursk retreat, the first major pause was at this river line. A formidable waterway, the Dniepr would have made a great defensive position. However, the fortifications were not built and GröFaZ insisted upon holding the "essential" Dniepr bend - resulting in the usual mess.
Some great shots of troopers advancing behind a Tiger I and much more - enjoy!