After failing to halt the onslaught of Bagramyan’s 1st Baltic Front, scattered units of Grossdeutshcland Division were ordered to fall back to the northwest and regroup. One evening during the course of this retreat, some 300 of its men were surprised by a cautiously advancing Russian infantry regiment. After a short firefight, the Russians proceeded to dig in for the night, and initiated their renewed attack at dawn by advancing a column of tanks from a newly-arrived armored unit. The Germans, however, spotting the tanks, immediately withdrew, leaving only a small delaying force to cover their retreat. Armed with panzerschrecks, the rearguard set up three ambush points. Straight into them rumbled the tank column, without supporting infantry. . .
Attacker: Russian (5th Guards Tank Army)
Defender: German (Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland)