German advance to the Kerch peninsula, start of May 1942 (Deutsches Bundesarchiv).
The Battle of the Kerch Peninsula (German: Unternehmen Trappenjagd) was a World War II offensive by German and Romanian armies against the Soviet Crimean Front forces defending the Kerch Peninsula, in the eastern part of the Crimea.
The operation's successful conclusion made it possible for the Axis to launch a successful assault on Sevastopol in the following months.
Russian soldiers escorting German prisoners of war near Kerch, Crimea (presumably April 1944).
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