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Anonymous: German Wehrmacht soldiers crossing the Berezina, ca. 1941

Image of Anonymous: German Wehrmacht soldiers crossing the Berezina, ca. 1941

German Wehrmacht soldiers are crossing the river Berezina during operation Barbarossa. The German invasion of Russia in 1941.
Two cavalrymen are on the bridge. Another one is saluting a high officer who stands near a sign reading 'Berezina'. Three other infantrymen on the left of the image.

The Berezina is a symbolic place in the history of warfare. It was at this place Napoleon and his army escaped during their retreat in 1812. It was a dramatic event.

Traces of an album page on the verso, "Aufname Conrad" and "700" stamped in blue.

6,5 x 9,5 cm