A soldier of the 2nd Hungarian Army wades in the shallow part of the Don river. As the result of the large-scale Soviet attack, the Army was forced to retreat to the second line of defense. During the fighting on the Don river area, the Hungarians suffered heavy losses.
Russian mud was no fun , but these German soldiers wear a smile for the photographer . Note the NCO in the center , wearing a braid for marksmanship . This is unusual - braids were never worn with field uniforms . Somewhere in Russia 1942