It was a good battle. The Germans almost seized the day, but the breakdown of their heavy machine gun
was a prelude to what was to come. Visibility was good, but the deep frost proved fatal to the more
sophisticated weapons. The Russian heavy machine soon succumbed to the cold as well, “not enough
of the enemy out in the open to keep it warm” a Russian soldier said. A slow beginning for the
Germans soon became a rapid advance that would prove to be their undoing. Without leaving garrison
troops to watch over captured areas, the Red Army repopulated the captured buildings, setting up deadly
hindrances that proved too difficult for them to overcome. In a battle fought with shovels and knives
the battle was decided. Red Star forces prevailed and thus the fight was won.
My the fallen rest in peace.