Waffen SS-group leader Heinz Reinefarth (on the left, with Cossack cap), general of police and Waffen-SS, with officers of Regiment III of the Cossacks of chief Jakub Bondarenko during the Warsaw Uprising near Wolska street. August 1944. Bondarenko was also colonel of the Infantry Regiment of Kuban Cossacks and fought on the side of the Germans throughout.
A German vet dentist checks the teeth of an army horse. The German army remained very much dependent on horses for the long Russian marches. It is estimated that some 600,000 horses were present in the first wave of Barbarossa. Most of these proud animals perished in battle or fell to disease, cold, and malnutrition.