dnieper carpathian offensive

“62nd Stalingrad Army on the streets of Odessa (The 8th Guard of the Army of General Chuikov on the streets of Odessa) in April of 1944. A large group of Soviet soldiers, including two women in front, march down a street.”

(LoC)

17 cm Kanone 18 in Mörserlafette (On a Mortar Carriage) was a heavy howitzer built off of the carriage of the 21 cm Mörser 18, and originally intended as a replacement, although it never really supplanted its predecessor.

(Bundesarchiv)