This is an excellent photo report of a German unit of World War II, describing the campaign of the 197th Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht in Russia, mainly the Battle of Vyazma.
Following portraits by Knight Cross Bearer Lieutenant General Meyer-Rabinger and Knight Cross Bearer Lieutenant General Boege, the book covers the division's march from the North Sea on June 22, 1941, to the Black Sea in December 1942.
The photographs of personnel, weapons, vehicles, and unique uniforms and equipment of both German and Russian forces are impressive. Among the picture captions, there are names of Stolpce on the Njemen, Bialystok, Baranowiezce, Minsk, Roslavl, Smolensk, Desna, The Battle of Vyazma, Petrovka, Toropez,
It is undoubtedly one of the best books of its kind published by the Armed Forces while World War II was still in progress.