To the 2nd Gebirgsjager (Mountain) Division, Lanweg
Road was a lifeline.
Under attack from
the Russian 14th Army, the division depended on this long, thin line of
communications for all the material of war. Perhaps as important was
its importance to morale. The road was a tenuous link through the
tundra to home. Cutting that line and challenging the German sense
of security was the job of Major Gradov.
Attacker: German (Elements of the 2nd Mountain Division)