German soldiers from the Nazi Wehrmacht, captured by the Red Army in the Battle of Velikie Luki.
During the Velikoluksky offensive operation on November 24, 1942 – January 21, 1943, around the town of Velikie Luki, a group of German troops was surrounded and after stubborn fighting by January 16, 1943, the 7,000th German garrison was destroyed and the city was liberated by the Red Army.
Source: Estonian Historical Museum (EAM) / F4063.
Location: Velikie Luki, Pskov Region, USSR
Photo date: December 1942