The tanks and panzergrenadiers of the Wiking Division advance, covering endless plains and rapidly seizing terrain further to the East in the summer of 1942. Colonel-General Ewald von Kleist’s panzers were unleashed in the second week of July and smashed through the weak Soviet defences at Rostov. The Wiking Division took part in the clearing of the city before it was ordered to lead the advance southwards, with the 13th Panzer Division, as part of LVII Panzer Corps.
SS- An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for “protective shield”) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler.
Exhausted Wehrmacht troopers travelling in convoy on a BMW and sidecar of the Infantry Company, Panzer Division, somewhere on the Eastern Front in During the campaigns that spread across Europe and into the Soviet Union,.