Friday, July 13, 2012
The Corps Commander impressed upon the Puma commander the importance of the mission. Only they can find a route out of this Soviet encirclement.
The Germans drive through the swamp, no farther than the Cossacks on horses have been.
The swamp is very wet, recent rains have left the water table high.
Alarm! A Soviet high speed recon aircraft swoops in to take a photo of the Pumas on their mission! The photo is blurry, but good enough with the pilots story to tell Soviet intelligence what is happening.
The men stop and confer. Do they go on with the mission? Has the mission been compromised? Will the Russians be waiting in the forest when they get there?