Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Aug

20

1943

Das Reich panzers rush to the defence of Kharkov

A view of men from Das Reich during Unternehmen Zitadelle, July 1943.

Under continuous heavy artillery, mortar, rocket, and tank fire, and due to the incessant day and night bombardment of the main line of resistance by enemy aircraft and the bitter defense against enemy attack, the regiments, which have been in continuous combat for the past six weeks, especially those of the 198th, 168th, and 3rd Panzer Divisions, have been bled dry. Not many more enemy attacks can be withstood in the present positions.