Thursday, January 16, 2014

Jan

16

1944

Arctic cold freezes men on the Eastern front battlefield

The Grossdeutschland Division somewhere on the Eastern front in late 1943.

Some men fainted as the cold struck them, paralysed before they even had a chance to scream. Survival seemed almost impossible. Our hands and faces were coated with engine grease, and when our worn gloves were pulled over this gluey mixture, every gesture became extremely difficult.