On the west edge of Kharkov, the third battle for Kharkov was in full swing when the 16th company of the SS “Der Fuhrer” Panzer Grenadier Regiment came upon a 16-foot wide, 7-foot deep anti-tank ditch protected by Russian defensive positions. A critical decision had to be made. . .to fall back or cross the ditch.
Attacker: German (SS) (Elements 16th Co., 4th SS Panzer Grenadier Regt Der Fuhrer & SS Sturmgeschutz Abteilung 2, 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich)