Riding south through the Crimean steppe


Advancing non-stop and without any hesitation (1)


Advancing non-stop and without any hesitation (2)


Horses are driven into dugouts to protect them to some extent from the fragments of the bombs and shells


Dispatch rider in combat with Russian mud


Even OB's (Army Commader Erich von Manstein) car can stuck


Vehicles of the advance party roll on. This road is going to the Yayla Mountains


A motorized infantry advance guard was shot up. They dismount and return fire


Preparing for the catering


Mouth is full


On a big hunt for small animals


Comrades in arms reading the latest issue of the Army newspaper


Radio report form the OKW


Simferopol is reached


The population of Simferopol reading the newspapers, printed in Russian and Tatar languages


Listening the Wehrmacht report in Russian and Tatar language


Bolshevik slums in the Crimea - Soviet Paradise




Troublesome advance through the mountains


On the pass through the Yayla Mountains


After the pass the Black Sea comes into view


Christmas in Bakhchisaray


Icy winter storms sweep over the Crimea and hamper supplies on the coastal roads


Romanians in the winter fighting in Yayla Mountains


Yalta is reached by the advance party


Watch post in the mountains


View of Yalta


Columns on the march to Bakhchisaray


The ammunition storage in Simferopol is very busy




Infantry on the standby to attack Feodosia


In the battle for the city of Feodosiya


Soviet landing force in Feodosia has been destroyerd


German infantry in the mopping-up operations in Feodosia


After Stuka attack on the port of Feodosia (1)


After Stuka attack on the port of Feodosia (2)


This mountain road in Feodosia area is well-equipped with signposts


Let pictures speak for itselves


Division military cemetery in Stary Krym


A flower bouquet for the fallen comrades




Fighters of the Crimean Army


Breaching the Parpach Line: Panzer tracks from the air


In the attack on Kerch


Time for bringing German artillery up to the front line was announced by flares


The port of Kerch under the fire of German and Romanian artillery


Fort Kerch is attacked


The Iron and Steel Works facilities of Kerch had been known for the long time for hosting fighting pockets of dodgedly resisted enemy


Descending from the ancient temple on the Mitridat Mountain, Germans penetrated the city and captured it


Soviet withdrawal route on the northwest coast of the Azov Sea


A Soviet female prisoner is interrogated


On the supply roads


Icy supply roads


Marshal Antonescu, Romanian and German offciers visited Romanian troops near Kerch


They preferred to be prisoners of war rather than to die


The defeat at Kerch resembled that of the British at Dunkirk (1)


The defeat at Kerch resembled that of the British at Dunkirk (2)


The defeat at Kerch resembled that of the British at Dunkirk (3)


Fighting bandits (1): Observation post in the Chatyr-Dagh Mountains in Yayla


Fighting bandits (2): The Romanian Lieutenant Colonel discusses the situation with the Tatar leader


Fighting bandits (3): Bandit shooting point at Japalach is smoked out. Bandit shelter at Jaman Tashkent had space for 20 men and 2 machine guns.



Sevastopol, as seen from the north


Briefing on the encirclement of Sevastopol


Ammunition storage in the caves and canyons of the Yayla Mountains


Romanians advance on Sevastopol


On-site briefing before Sevastopol


Bombs falling on Sevastopol


In these burrows our infantry spent the winter in front of Sevastopol


Erich von Manstein at the briefing on Division HQ


The bombs hit their targets


Ration party at Fort Balaklava seek protection from artillery fire


Romanian mountain troops attack Soviet bunker


Well-developed Soviet field positions at Shuli in front of Sevastopol


Erich von Manstein visits the forward positions of the Romanians


The Death Pit - German flanking fire rolled the trenches up to the distance of 500 meters. Moats and bastions in conquered Fort Balaklava


The port of Balaklava


General von Richthofen discusses situation in the air with Marshal Antonescu


In the battle for Sevastopol


Fort Maxim Gorky I - turrets with 30.5-cm guns


The hotely contested Sapun Heights in the last days of June 1942


At Chapel Hill


Lull in the storm on the Sapun Heights


Nighttime fire on the Sapun Heights


Mopping up operations after the fall of the Sapun Heights


Observation post at Severnaya Bay


Impact of the German heavy artillery


Artillery position before Sebastopol


The last fight before Sevastopol


Assault guns move into the city


City and port of Sevastopol


Moving forward over debris


Romanian anti-tank gun in action


The naval shipyard in Sevastopol. What escaped German bombs, was destroyed by the Bolsheviks


The battery at the entry of Sevastopol harbor


The prisoners passing the supplies columns, rolling to Sevastopol


Bolshevik prisoners, taken in Sevastopol


Romanian fighters for Sevastopol are awarded with the Iron Cross


The city's population coming out from their caves


Clean up started immediately after the conquest


The OB Erich von Manstein in the ruins of Sevastopol


Victory parade in Sevastopol (1)


Victory parade in Sevastopol (2)


Victory parade in Sevastopol (3)



King Michael of Romania visits the battlefields of Sevastopol


Numerous military attaches of neutral countries from around the world visited Sevastopol battlefields


The Japanese Ambassador Oshima in Fort Maxim Gorky


General v. T. explains the fighting around the fort


The German and foreign military honor the fallen


In a sign of comradeship. German and Romanian troops parade before King Mihai I on 10 May 1942, the National Day of Romania, in Bucharest



The Soldier Home in Sevastopol: Waiting. The soldiers' home is overcrowded and - temporarily - closed for the newcomers. (On some days more than 2,000 servings of food and drinks were dispensed)


The Soldier Home in Sevastopol: In the large living room


The Soldier Home in Sevastopol: Reading corner does matter


Soldiers in Simferopol theater


Front veterans exhibited their artistic works created in ther leisure hours, which were met with great success


Rest on the coast: On the beach in Koreis


Army convalescent home in Gaspra-Koreis near Yalta


Sales at the Army Store. Troops want to buy alcohol, tobacco and chocolate


Convalescent home at Gursuf Tea House


In front of the book store: The soldiers have to "line up" - this time, for the books


It's already a pleasure to find and select


Books and newspapers arrive for the Romanian comrades

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