Sunday, June 23, 2013

Jun

23

1943

A Soviet infantryman prepares for battle

The German 'tank destroyer", the Jagdpanzer  Sd.Kfz.184  "Ferdinand" during driving and gunnery tests at Kummerstdorf proving ground, Spring 1943. This was a

We veterans explained to the greenhorns the particular weaknesses of Tigers, Ferdinands, Panthers, and so on. You should always act in pairs. The enemy tank must ride over you, over your trench, then one soldier fires at the accompanying infantrymen, while the other throws the bottle or grenade. Because of the intensive exercises involving tanks, we realized that very soon we’d be taking part in some heavy fighting between large armoured forces.