Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sep

22

1942

A Romanian officer arrives in Russia

Romanian troops on the Eastern front, where they held positions on the approaches to Stalingrad.

In the station there was another German train of a Caucasian battalion. We were astonished to see these men in German uniform and we could not understand them because of their Kirghizian dialect. All officers were Caucasians but battalion’s commander who was German. These were volunteers previously captured by the Germans and that offered to fight against the Bolsheviks. After a training session of several months they were sent to front.