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Unknown photographer: An original b/w press photograph of winter dressed Russian troops fighting on the Eastern Front during World War II. C. 1943. Photo size 16.5×24.5 cm. Frame size 33×43 cm.

The death in the snow. Few nations suffered more during World War II than the Soviet Union, which - not least thanks to Stalin's purges within the officer corps in the late 1930s - by an large was taken by surprise when 2.9 million German soldiers on the morning of January 22nd 1941 suddenly headed east. Three years later the Soviet forces, now better trained and better equipped, hit Wehrmacht like a boomerang and rapidly all German land reclamations were gone. The total number of perished people on the Eastern Front between June 1941 and April 1945 is believed to have been 30 million - including civilians.

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This is an original b/w press photograph from c. 1943, which has thin surface cracklings and a slightly wavy surface. Furthermore normal signs of handling.

Please note that Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers has not physically examined this item, the estimate is solely based on the seller’s photographic material. Therefore, we cannot provide a description of the condition, and it is not possible to request a report on the item’s condition.

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