• Respite: Stug Tank with Bunker and German Soldiers
    Respite: Stug Tank with Bunker and German Soldiers
  • Stug And Surrounding German Soldiers
    Stug And Surrounding German Soldiers
  • German Soldier With K98 Sitting On Tank
    German Soldier With K98 Sitting On Tank
  • German Soldier With Mg42 Sitting On Tank
    German Soldier With Mg42 Sitting On Tank
  • Stug Commander
    Stug Commander
  • Top Three Quarter View Stug Bunker
    Top Three Quarter View Stug Bunker
  • Back Top Stug German Soldiers
    Back Top Stug German Soldiers
  • German Soldier And Officer Discussing
    German Soldier And Officer Discussing
  • German Soldier With Mauser K98
    German Soldier With Mauser K98
  • German Soldier With Mp38
    German Soldier With Mp38
  • Top View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
    Top View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
  • Right Side View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
    Right Side View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
  • German Soldiers Around The Bunker
    German Soldiers Around The Bunker
  • Top Side View Bunker Mine Field
    Top Side View Bunker Mine Field
  • German Officer Standing On Bunker
    German Officer Standing On Bunker
  • German Soldier Camo On Bunker
    German Soldier Camo On Bunker
  • German Soldier In Bunker
    German Soldier In Bunker
  • Mg42 Machine Gun Detail
    Mg42 Machine Gun Detail
  • Left Side View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
    Left Side View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
  • Respite: Stug Tank with Bunker and German Soldiers
  • Stug And Surrounding German Soldiers
  • German Soldier With K98 Sitting On Tank
  • German Soldier With Mg42 Sitting On Tank
  • Stug Commander
  • Top Three Quarter View Stug Bunker
  • Back Top Stug German Soldiers
  • German Soldier And Officer Discussing
  • German Soldier With Mauser K98
  • German Soldier With Mp38
  • Top View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
  • Right Side View Stug Bunker German Soldiers
  • German Soldiers Around The Bunker
  • Top Side View Bunker Mine Field
  • German Officer Standing On Bunker
  • German Soldier Camo On Bunker
  • German Soldier In Bunker
  • Mg42 Machine Gun Detail
  • Left Side View Stug Bunker German Soldiers

Respite

Far from the front lines, German soldiers and officers relax a bit in the security of a defensive heavy bunker. They painted this bunker like a Holstein. It was sort of a joke at first, but the Hoftsmaeater didn’t say a word. The bunker has never been attacked since its construction. There were priests there in the beginning. Orthodox…some credit the unscathing to Even the surrounding mind field has the natural flora again…beauty blocking death.

Winter has ended, but even in early Spring, temperatures in Russia reach well below freezing. The Spring thaw has not yet begun, so the Stug has no problem traversing the country roads. In fact, the term “General Mud” is understood as a contributing factor in many failed invasions into Russia’s heartland. This mud occurs with the Autumn rains and Spring thaws, and makes military maneuvering extremely difficult. The Russians actually have a word for this “season” when travelling on unpaved roads becomes difficult: Rasputitsa. Colloquial and real, this season has destroyed and contracted invading forces throughout the centuries. Nowadays I imagine the roads are paved.

The Stug, short for Sturmgeschütz morphed throughout the war. The main gun is perhaps the central evolution of the design change. Ausf. G. was the final adaptation and this model is just that. Eponymous with the name, this tank was an assault weapon. “Assault Gun” is the translation from German. The tank was an integral apparatus of infantry morale and resolve. It couldn’t stand up to Russia’s heavy tanks; the T34 had nothing to fear from a Stug. Yet it remained a resilient symbol for the weary infantry who found comfort when a tank and crew were nearby. An ubiquitous war machine, over 42,000 Sturmgsclakfj were produced drurieowru.

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