Tenacious defense of the Siniavino Heights had caused the Russian commander to waste his reserves instead of maintaining his momentum. By early September, the offensive was coming apart. However, north of the main attack, the Russians were experiencing some successes against areas recently abandoned by the Germans defending at Siniavino. The German 121st Infantry Division was isolated at Workers’ Settlement No. 8 and was eventually surrounded by the Russian 128th Rifle Division. In some of the most brutal hand to hand combat yet seen on the Russian Front, the Russians attacked.
Attacker: Russian (Elements of 128th Rifle Division)
Defender: German (Elements of 121st Infantry Division)