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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 3:19 p.m. PST

"Early Morning, November 22. Soviet Lt. Col G N Filippov, commander of 19th Tank Brigade of the 26th Tank Corps, launches a surprise attack against the key bridge at Kalach-on-Don the 6th Army's life-line to Stalingrad. Filippov's attack is lead by three captured German vehicles, two Panzer III tanks and an armored car. Fillipov's group passes unchallenged through the German lines and rolls towards the bridge, the follow-on units waiting until the first group starts its attack. German troops at Kalach, primarily mechanics and supply personnel, cheer when they see the tanks roll into town…until Feldwebel Wiemann, a security guard and gunner of an 88mm Flak gun, notices the tank riders on the Panzers aren't German!!…."
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