Romanian army POWs captured in Stalingrad, Nov 1942. The Soviets had little sympathy for German allies; they marked the Romanians particularly because of the savageries they had inflicted upon parts of the occupied USSR. Very few of these men returned home from Soviet camps.

Romanian prisoners of war captured during the encirclement of Stalingrad.

Eastern Front: German officer consults map along with Romanian lieutenant sporting the trademark Astrakhan woolly cap of the Romanian army. The Romanians were poorly led and equipped and their staying power was minimal. They suffered terrible losses in Russia. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Eastern Front: German officer consults map along with Romanian lieutenant sporting the trademark Astrakhan woolly cap of the Romanian army.

A Romanian soldiers with a Panzerschreck. In the background, a knocked-out SU-85 Tank Destroyer, presumably used for target practice.

demdeutschenvolke: “ A Romanian soldier with a Panzerschreck. In the background, a knocked-out Tank Destroyer, presumably used for target practice.

Romanian soldiers wade water hazard on the Eastern Front.

Romanian soldiers wade water hazard on the Eastern Front. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Romanian soldiers of the Romanian Fourth Army (Armata a 4-a Română) rest in the snow en route to Stalingrad (Volgograd) with a German Sturmgeschütz III armored fighting vehicle (StuG III Ausf. F: Sd.Kfz 142/1). From late 1942 to early 1943 the Fourth Army was almost entirely destroyed by the Soviets during the Battle of Stalingrad. After 23 August 1944, King Michael I of Romania led a successful military coup and Romania then sided with the Allies and declared war on former Axis…

Romanian soldiers of the Romanian Fourth Army (Armata a Română) rest in the snow en route to Stalingrad (Volgograd) with a German Sturmgeschütz III armored fighting vehicle (StuG III Ausf.

Rostov area, 1942, romanian troops, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Rostov area, romanian troops, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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