The men of the 35th Infantry Division were exhausted after their long trek across Russia. First mud, the severe winter weather, then stiffening defenses had blunted the spearhead of Operation Typhoon’s drive to Moscow. Now, with the spires of the Kremlin in sight of the invader, the Russian defenders were pulling out all the stops. Red Army officers organized local factory workers, supported by ad hoc armor elements, to drive the Germans back from the outskirts of the capital. General Winter once again took control, gripping the aggressors tightly. This would be as far as the Wehrmacht would get.
Attacker: German (Pioniere Bataillon)
Defender: Russian (Red Army Officers and Khimki Factory workers/Ad Hoc Armor Support)