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