In the town of Shklov, the German advance
was frustrated by the determined defense of a handful of young Soviets. Skillfully
using every advantage, the young officer cadets, known as “Stalin Scholars”,
were able to beat back the advance of the regular German forces. In order to
break the deadlock the Germans ordered the crack Infantry Regiment “Grossdeutschland”
to clear the town.
Attacker: German (Elements of Infantry Regiment Grossdeutschland)