Five days later, the encircled Colonna Chiaramonti was still holding out in the debris of Nikitovka. There was some ammunition left, but no food or water. Time had come for the 3rd Bersaglieri to go into action. On the morning of 11 November, the Italians threw everything at hand in the fray to achieve a decisive breakthrough. Artillery support was reinforced by divisional elements, the 371st Squadriglia Caccia would provide close air support and even some tanks were ready to roll. Once again the Bersaglieri were going to charge head on to free their comrades.
Attacker: Italian (XVII & XX Bns, 3rd Regt Bersaglieri)