21 January 2013

German Soldier Rides a Camel on the Russian Front

Image size: 1271 x 1600 pixel. 496 KB
Date: Monday, 21 September 1942
Place: Kuban, Krasnodar Krai, Soviet Union
Photographer: Unknown

German soldier from a Gebirgsjäger (Mountain) unit rides a Bactrian camel in a Russian corn field on the Kuban sector of the Russian front, an unusual mode of transport on the Russian Front in 1942! A numbers of camels are being used by the Wehrmacht in this area south of Rostov where the Germans are fighting toward Caucasus oil. This German picture reached the USA by way of London and published by American propaganda.

AP (Associated Press) photo No.WHB20700APGB

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