The Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. Some photos of the memorable events are below in the post.

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Soviet artillery is firing on the enemy with direct fire from 45-mm anti-tank gun of 1937 (53-K).

The Battle of the Caucasus

A group  of aircrafts Il-2 is flying in the sky.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Soviet intelligence agents are crossing the water obstacle in the Krasnodar region.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Soviet horses are in the mountains of the Caucasus.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Soviet liberators of Crimean village are at the North Causasian front, 1943.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Red Army soldiers are capturing the destroyed German tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf F-2. The tank does not have a bow gun.

The Battle of the Caucasus

German tankman is watching the burning oil storage in Maikop.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Soviet infantry is in the battle for the Crimean village. North-Caucasian front. The battle for the village lasted from April 29 to May 4, 1943. The Crimean village was liberated in May, 4th after the heavy fighting.

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Soviet soldiers are fighting for Crimean village with help of T-34 tanks.

The Battle of the Caucasus

German soldiers are on the armored troop-carrier Sd.Kfz. 251.

The Battle of the Caucasus

This is a voluntary helper of Wehrmacht. He carries a machine gun MG-34. Caucasus.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Mountain rangers are in the Caucasus Mountains.

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Soviet mountain gunner armed with PPSh-41.

The Battle of the Caucasus

German soldiers are going along the snowy mountain slope.

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Soviet tankman is on the captured German tank Pz.Kpfw IV in Vladikavkaz.

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus

German mountain huntsmen are in the Caucasus.

The Battle of the Caucasus

German gunners have rest.

The Battle of the Caucasus

German assault weapons StuG III are approaching the Caucasus.

The Battle of the Caucasus

August, 1942. Hero of the Soviet Union, fighter pilot Antonov, who, according to some documents was shot down, according to other ones – was captured by the Germans. His destiny is unknown.

The Battle of the Caucasus

Aviation Regiment of Women which participated in the liberation of Taman peninsula.

The Battle of the Caucasus

The Battle of the Caucasus

This is the battle in Gizel village, the Vladikavkaz region, where the attack of the German troops in the North Caucasus was stopped. 7th of November, 1942.

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20 thoughts on “The Battle of the Caucasus”

  1. One of the mountain soldiers could be my grandfather, who fought there with mountain soldiers…

    Btw, the Hero of the Soviet Union Antonov was shot down AND captured by airmen of the JG 52 fighter wing in 1943. They had dinner with him and took pictures and then he was sent off to a POW camp and no one knows what happened to him…

  2. Nice pictures, I just read book of soviet Il-2 ace, hero of Soviet Union, that fought in Caucaces among other places, great book :
    “Red Star Against the Swastika: The Story of a Soviet Pilot over the Eastern Front”

  3. “Red Army soldiers are capturing the destroyed German tank Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf F-2. The tank does not have a bow gun” Someone said the picture is staged. It is and the tank without any stowage on the outside has been dead a while. The rear end of the tank is burned up and if you look at the tracks they are black meaning more than likely a tail shot. The bow gun was taken by the crew when they ditched the tank as a crew served weapon so they would have a substantial weapon for defense while falling back for another tank. Stalin was big on propaganda pictures and the Soviet Army spent everyday until it died as a propaganda machine. Now thanks to this website we can see the real Russia. China and North Korea are other propaganda machines.

  4. “The Soviet tankman is on the captured German tank Pz.Kpfw IV in Vladikavkaz.” Another dead tank used for the propaganda war by Stalin. Notice the extrememly slack track under comrade tanker?

    • lol you’re kidding yourself, buddy. Although I shouldn’t expect much from someone with the username “patriot”. Bet you think that the U.S is the greatest country on earth.

  5. War is not over, as many still suffer from it. Nevertheless, people forgot long ago about why and how things like nazism had been able to get social influence. People who were deadly enemies each other are now living in the fantasy world that everyone in the world is an angel. But when they are tired of pretending to be angel they go back to the opposite side and vote to the ultra, saying “The Emperor is wearing nothing!” These scenes are not the past. They are the future.

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