Mortain, France, 7th August 1944. Panther tanks of 1st SS Panzer Division 'Leibstandarde' attack units of US 30th Infantry Division in Mortain under cover of heavy fog. Following the successful American breakthrough at St. Lo, and the virtual collapse of the western half of the German line, Hitler ordered an immediate counterattack between Mortain and Avranches to halt the US forces. 'Operation Luttich' was the code name given to this last major German counterattack in Normandy.