On the final day of the war, some die-hard remnants of the 4th Panzer Division defended a one-mile wide spit of sand called the Frische Nehrung. Now, after years of war, the Third Reich had been reduced to just a few acres of dunes on the Baltic Sea. Oberfeldwebel Hermann Bix commanded one of three operational Jagdpanthers and a small kampfgruppe that had withdrawn to the seventh of ten battle positions. Looking out from the dunes at the shattered hulks of Russian tanks, he could hear the enemy massing for yet another attack. He noticed the Russians building a strange barrier of driftwood but he could not figure out why. Alerted by the sound of an approaching vehicle, Bix surveyed the field again. Suddenly, the Russians dropped the barrier, revealing an ISU-152 pointing straight at him with a gun barrel looking as big as a culvert pipe.
Attacker: Russian (Elements 4th Guards Tank Bde, 2nd Guards Tank Corps & 350th Guards Heavy SP Artillery Regt.)
Defender: German (Remnants Kampfgruppe Bix, 4th Panzer Division)