The Central Front D+20 (29 July, 1987) Part II

Author’s Note: Short entry today owing to some real-life commitments. Apologies. Looks as if there will be a total of four Central Front entries for D+20. The remaining two will be posted in full by Monday morning. –Mike 0120 Hours- NORTHAG’s commanding general was not exactly devastated when he received the order to delay the …

The Central Front D+19 (28 July, 1987) Part III

1300- President Reagan places a call to SACEUR and gives the American general the green light to prepare and launch the anticipated counter-offensive. He warns SACEUR that NATO forces are not to cross the Inner-German or Czech border under any circumstances unless Reagan orders otherwise. “Your mission is to push the Russians out of West …

The Central Front D+18 1830-2359 Zulu 27 July, 1987 Part II

The order to temporarily stop offensive operations took time to circulate. In some instances, units were in heavy contact when the halt order arrived. Without being given a sufficient explanation of the reasons for the order, unit commanders began to disentangle their forces from the enemy, pull them back, establish a hasty defense and then …