Passing in front of a field artillery battery - during the battle`s around Kharkov - in early 1943 - this “ Stummel ” of " Leibstandarte " Division , makes an excellent study - of the futility , of temporary snow camouflage - wearing off almost completely , where the engine - or gun heat - would melt snow , or where the dismounting of the crew , would rub it off . The Stummel ( - officialy an Sd.Kfz. 251/9 - mounting the 7.5cm L/24 Kwk ) - a brand new vehicle at this time
In 1942, a series of meetings took place between the war planners of the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy. Their forces had already occupied a vast portion of the Pacific, and Australia was the next obvious target. Too many problems so they planned to encircle it instead.