The Central Front D+16 (25 July, 1987) Part IV Alpha

The Belgians continued holding through the mid-afternoon but at a growing cost in men, armored vehicles and ammunition. The 16th Armored Division’s two forward brigades had given up ground reluctantly, a kilometer or two at a time. The third brigade of the division was the 10th Armored Infantry Brigade. It was acting the division’s reserve …

The Central Front D+16 (25 July, 1987) Part III

Two tank regiments from the 6th Guards Tank Division east of Einbeck began their attack at 0600 hours. Following the sharp clashes between the division’s motor rifle regiment and forward units of the Belgian 4th Brigade on the previous day, the 52nd and 53rd Guards Tank Regiments encountered heavier defenses and resistance as they approached …