Operation Bekassine

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This was a German operation by Generalfeldmarschall Georg von Küchler’s Heeresgruppe ‘Nord’, using parts of General Christian Hansen’s 16th Army and Generaloberst Georg Lindemann’s 18th Army, against General Leytenant Kuzma N. Galitsky’s (from 21 November General Polkovnik Nikandr E. Chibisov’s) Soviet 3rd Shock Army at Pustoshka with the object of restoring an overland link with Generalfeldmarschall Ernst Busch’s Heeresgruppe ‘Mitte’ (late November 1943).