By the end of 1941, the Leibstandarte Division had travelled 1600km (1000 miles) in just over four months. However, though it went to capture Rostov-on-Don, its overstretched supply lines coupled with Soviet resistance and continuously counter-attacks meant the city had to be relinquished. For Leibstandarte a long, hard winter defensive engagements in the area of Donets Basin was ahead. Here an officer with a 6x30 Sf.14Z Scherenfernrohr (scissor periscope) obeserves the enemy from a trench.