Captured Soviet Colonel in “Barvenkovo ​​mousetrap”

Soviet Colonel

The Soviet prisoner colonel in “Barvenkovo ​​mousetrap” poses for a German military correspondent. May 1942 year.

In the area of ​​the town of Barvenkovo, Kharkov region, in the end of May, 1942, the 6th and 57th Soviet armies were surrounded. As a result of the unsuccessful offensive, 170,000 soldiers and officers of the Red Army were killed and captured, including the commander of the 6th Army, Lieutenant-General A. Gorodnyansky, and the commander of the 57th Army, Lieutenant-General K. Podlas.

 

 

Place of the photo: Barvenkovo
Date of the photo: May 1942

In : 1942

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