07 February 2018

0313 | Photo | 1. Kosaken-Division



A smiling Kuban Cossack in German uniform, a member of the 1st Cossack Division, wipes the sweat from his forehead, steaming from his papakha (fur hat) and the spring sun. He is armed with an MG 42 machine gun, the notorious "Hitler's buzzsaw", and his chest is decorated with Nazi German and Fascist Croatian awards: the Wound Badge, the War Merit Cross (ribbon) and the Medal of Poglavnik Ante Pavelić for Bravery.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: spring 1944.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Cossacks in the Balkans. This Cossack, a member of a Cossack division fighting on the German side in the Balkans, has proven himself in many battles. His exceptional bravery gained its well-deserved recognition by being awarded the Wound Badge, the War Merit Cross and the Croatian Medal for Bravery."

File source: NIOD / Beeldbank WO2, 21094.

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Nasmejani kubanski kozak u nemačkoj uniformi, pripadnik 1. kozačke divizije, briše znoj sa čela, uparenog od papahe (krznene kape) i prolećnog sunca. Naoružan je mitraljezom MG 42, zloglasnom "Hitlerovom testerom", a prsa mu krase odlikovanja nacističke Nemačke i fašističke Hrvatske: Ranjenička značka, Krst za ratne zasluge (u vidu trake) i Medalja poglavnika Ante Pavelića za hrabrost.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: proleće 1944.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Kozaci na Balkanu. Ovaj kozak, pripadnik jedne kozačke divizije koja se na nemačkoj strani bori na Balkanu, dokazao se u mnogim bitkama. Njegova izuzetna hrabrost je dodeljivanjem Ranjeničke značke, Krsta za ratne zasluge i hrvatske Medalje za hrabrost dobila zasluženo priznanje."

Izvor fajla: NIOD / Beeldbank WO2, 21094.

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