German Wehrmacht soldiers of the 17th Army rest after heavy street fighting in Rostov-on-Don. After concluding the Battle of Kiev in September 1941, German Army Group South advanced from the Dnieper river to the Sea of Azov coast and the 6th Army captured Kharkov (Kharkiv). The 11th Army moved into the Crimea and would take control of all of the peninsula in autumn 1941. The 17th Army marched through Poltava towards Voroshilovgrad and would take Rostov-on-Don in 1942. Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. July 1942.