On 25 October 1944, T-34/85 tanks of the Soviet 12th Guards Tank Brigade entered the Slovakian village of Nizna Pisana and engaged the German Mark IV tanks deployed here successfully. The tank brigade advanced 1,5 km south of the village that day. This short engagements was one of the many that would occur the following days in the 'Valley of Death'. All Soviet tanks that were deployed in the battle were destroyed on 27 October 1944.
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- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Oorlogsmusea.nl (1) & Kaj Metz (2)