Two fallen soldiers, one Spanish and one German, about to be buried in a military cemetery full of Spanish graves. The Spanish coffin is covered with the Spanish flag, and the German one with the Reichskriegsflagge. The cortege is headed by a Spanish military chaplain. Five thousand men of the division lost their lives during the campaign in Russia. For the German soldiers, this was the most clear example of Spanish-German ‘Waffenbruderschaft’.
Artillerymen line up on a French platform, under a sign saying ‘The German Army greets the Spanish Volunteers’. Prominent among their kit are the light brown ammunition pouches, aluminium plates, and rolled blankets. The khaki of their breeches varies in shade from one to another.