Troops of the German 'Gro▀deutschland' Division on a road in Russia with Soviet ZiS-3 field guns and a Tiger I heavy tank, fall 1943

Caption   Troops of the German 'Gro▀deutschland' Division on a road in Russia with Soviet ZiS-3 field guns and a Tiger I heavy tank, fall 1943 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-732-0138-14
More on...   
PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
76 mm Divisional Gun M1942 (ZiS-3)   Main article  Photos  
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 15 Mar 2010

This photograph has been scaled down; full resolution photograph is available here (800 by 570 pixels).

Licensing  Creative Commons. According to the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv), as of 21 Jul 2010, photographs can be reproduced with if these preconditions are met:
- quote the "Federal Archives" as source,
- add the signature of the pictures and
- of name of the originator, i.e. the photographer.
You also can use fotos from the Federal Archives for free on Wikimedia Commons

Did you enjoy this photograph? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this photograph with your friends:


Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Feb 2011 08:29:36 AM

KEEP CLOSE TO YOUR TIGER: Looks like the Russians have abandoned a few 76.2mm field guns. The Germans captured thousands of them along with captured armored vehicles and modified them into self-propelled guns. Some guns were supplied to the Afrika Korps. The Germans liked the 76.2mm guns for their reliability, durability, and accuracy they found out, it could knock-out light and medium tanks with its armor-piercing round but, against the Tiger and Panther it made the lives hard for the Russian gun crews. LOOKUP IS IT A BIRD, NO ITS OUR STUKAS: The troops could be looking at the Stuks taking out targets ahead of them. The troop (soldier) on the right looks like he could be a Scutze (Private) carrying a MG34 w/link belted ammo around his neck, armed with a walther P-38 or Luger 08 pistol in his holster. The other soldier looks like he is a Gefreiter (Lance Corporal or Obergefreiter Corporal) because he's got the field glasses around his neck, sidearm same as the private walther P-38, or Luger 08 Pistol, looks like he's armed with a MP-40 9mm Sub-machine gun, but this is my guess. The Tiger behind them, is there for comfort Don't leave home without it.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
6 Dec 2014 01:52:43 PM

NAME THAT TIGER: Tiger I, number B-12 of the 11th company of the III Abteilung, Grossdeutschland Division, August September 1943... Area of operations Achtyrka-Kharkov-Poltava

All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.

Posting Your Comments on this Topic

Your Name
Your Email
 Your email will not be published
Comment Type
Your Comments
Security Code


Note: We hope that visitor conversations at WW2DB will be constructive and thought-provoking. Please refrain from using strong language. HTML tags are not allowed. Your IP address will be tracked even if you remain anonymous. WW2DB site administrators reserve the right to moderate, censor, and/or remove any comment. All comment submissions will become the property of WW2DB.

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites

Famous WW2 Quote
"Goddam it, you'll never get the Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole! Follow me!"

Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943