June 1941




‘Exercises’ on the Russian border

German artillery on exercises in eastern Austria, then part of 'Greater Germany', summer 1941.

“You are each to send a work detail of men in civilian clothing to load three hundred rounds of ammunition for your guns into farm wagons and take the rounds to your assigned gun posi- tions,” he said. “Your men are to look like farmers doing farm work, and your ammunition is to be camouflaged after you unload it.”