The recruits in
the Wesel Barracks. Clemens is seated at the extreme left of the middle row.
of the 95th Infantry Division collect the newcomers at the Kolpna station
near Livny late March 1942.
A Russian Hiwi
helps out with the equipment of the newcomers. He leads several horses
carrying provisions. Late March 1942.
Soldiers of the
95th ID the day before the start of the summer offensive 1942 in the staging
area. Tension and worry. The date is 27 June 1942. The soldier in the foreground cooking
is named Schmidt, see reading sample "Lutschessa Valley".
(Obersoldat) with the faithful horses in an orchard behind the jumping-off
position. 27 June 1942.
Third day of
the big summer offensive 30 June 1942. The 9th Company has taken the village
of Murafskij-Schljach and advances further to the East. The soldier without
helmet carries the mortar tube. (This unfortunate man subsequently lost both
his testicles through wounds sustained in two separate actions). In the
distance is the neighbouring section in dispersed formation.
The soldiers in long coats are Russian prisoners from Murafskij who were brought along by the Germans during the continuing advance. They help to carry the heavy ammunition boxes.
Waiting at the Livny-Woronesh railway embankment. This line formed the final attack goal of the 95th ID during the 1942 summer offensive.
sent to the Military Academy in Prague and commissioned as officer
(Leutnant, in Engl. Second Lieutenant). April
Return to the old company in the 95th
ID after Prague. Clemens is lying in the grass to the left. The
division is defending part of the "Buffalo-Position" (Büffelstellung) near Dorogobush. May 1943.
early spring 1944.
The 84th Infantry-Division is stationed to the South of Dieppe. Exercise
with black face paint.
early spring 1944. Soldiers of the III. Battalion of the 84th ID,
Clemens in the centre with peaked cap .
(with document case under his arm in the middle), CO of III. Battalion,
Grenadier-Regiment 1051.Clemens was his Ordonnanzoffizier and is standing
him (slightly obscured). June 1944.