One day, while on the NP, reconnaissance regiment sergeant Vasily Demianenko signalman and heard the noise of the engines: the road were German tanks with infantry landing. There were planes began bombing and shelling our positions. The tanks stopped at the river. The Germans began to erect the crossing. June 12 I was urgently summoned to the phone. "On the wire regimental commander," - said the signalman. I was surprised, picked up the phone. "Listen, Comrade Major." - "Who is this?" - He asked Kaplinsky excited tone. I introduced myself. "Listen carefully Ivanov. Urgently come to gun for direct fire under Olkhovka. Provide for armor-piercing projectiles: the enemy is concentrating tanks. Act as soon as possible! I got it? "