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Date: Thursday, 2 October 1941
Place: Vyazma, Smolensk Oblast, Soviet Union
Photographer: Helmut Ritgen
Panzerbefehlswagen III 'RO6' of Oberst Richard Koll (Kommandeur of Panzer-Brigade Koll) on 2 October 1941, advancing towards a bridge in a typical of Russian village. Modellers are recommended to study details of buildings and roadbed! During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945, Vyazma became a battlefield between the Red Army and the Wehrmacht during the Battle of Moscow. It became the centre of a Red Army pocket after it was encircled by the 3rd and 4th Panzer armies. Vyazma was occupied by the German army between October 7, 1941 and March 12, 1943.
Helmut Ritgen photo collection
Book "The 6th Panzer Division: 1937-45" by Oberst a.D. Helmut Ritgen