Thursday, November 22, 2012

Nov

22

1942

6th Panzer Division faces Partisan attacks across Russia

An armoured train with artillery and anti aircraft guns - operated by the Germans in the occupied territories of the East during 1942.

The men in each car had been placed in the brakeman’s boxes; at night searchlights went into action whenever necessary. Their cones of light, shining out of both sides of the train as soon as the first shot was fired, dazzled the partisans and made it possible for our men to see every movement and discern their intentions. Thereupon they were defeated with rapid fire and hand grenades. The brakes were applied and the train came to a sudden halt.