Col. Richard von Stahlein (cousin of the more famous Eric von Stahlein) makes defensive preparations. Here he is (second right) in impromptu field conference with his 2i/c of the Luftwaffe Field Division unit he commands, and two anti-Bolshevik Russian officers.
Their men are already patrolling the outskirts of the small town which sits astride a tactically crucial road junction.
While LFD gunners dig themselves in, and:
some welcome armoured support arrives.
Another testing time draws near...