Fighting in Ukraine: A Photographer at War is one of the popular Images of War series. This was first published in 2016 but obviously has a particular resonance today. This is a very good example from the series with a wide variety of images illustrating this particular corner of the war. These are almost all from the German perspective, showing many different aspects of the Wehrmacht operating in the Ukraine - living and fighting conditions, transport, communications etc, each with a knowledgeable caption.
The following excerpt and images provide a representative sample.
[B]y November 1941 Hitler's southern thrust had captured most of Soviet Ukraine. The ensuing scale of destruction and suffering, more than in any other European country, was unparalleled. Approximately thirty per cent of the population, or 6.8 million Ukrainians, were killed or died of from the effects of disease or starvation during the Nazi occupation.
To alleviate the Third Reich's severe manpower shortage, some 2.3 million Ukrainians were deported to Germany as slave labourers (Ostarbeiter, or 'eastern workers'). Although Nazi policy initially forbade any form of collaboration with 'inferior' Eastern peoples, out of sheer desperation many commanders recruited Ukrainians wishing to fight against Stalin to bolster their thinning ranks (these local auxiliaries were known as Hiwis, from the German term Hilfswilliger, meaning 'willing helpers').
But the opportunity to harness the Ukrainians' deep-seated hatred of the Soviet system was essentially squandered. The forced deportation of Ukrainian Ostarbeiter (eastern workers) to the Reich particularly incensed the local population and encouraged many to join the Soviet partisans or the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, which fought against both German and Soviet forces.