This is part two of a previous blog entry.
|We plant the mines a bit short of the the reverse slope's crest, in the hopes that they will complicate the enemy tanks enough to make them good targets for the AT guns behind us.|
|Our task is interrupted by machine gun and AT gun HE rounds coming from our strong point. There must be enemy infantry coming towards our position. The sound of enemy tracks and engines is still distant.|
|We quickly return to the strong point and relocate the HMG in a better forward defensive position.|
|Even at the risk of being an easy target for the enemy tanks, we grab a jeep for our trip back to the strong point (the village in front of the jeep).|
|AT rockets at the ready, we move towards the sound of enemy tank engines. We don't find any enemy tanks moving and we can't locate the source of the engine sounds. No rounds can be heard from neither the German nor the Soviet side.|
|After a cautious wait, we move out from the strong point, using a wheat field as concealment. A handful of enemy tank hulls litter the left, west flank. We are as confused as intrigued as of where all the previous firing has come from.|
|We re-join number 2 and re-position the vehicle and HMG on the left/west flank. We again find evidence of heavy fighting, judging by the amount of destroyed enemy tanks.|
|The fight is intense, sharp and relatively short. Despite the numerous shells exploding near the Soviet AT guns, the weary crews stand tall.|
|Yet again, when the firefight ends we move out from the strong point and finish off two immobilized enemy tanks.|
I was also denied of an opportunity to engage the German armor with the AT rockets. The AT guns were just too successful at destroying or immobilizing anything in front of them.