One such bridge is the steel structure just outside the village of Kreuzdorf; which is being defended by an understrength battle group, of four infantry companies from the Loamshires, two tank squadrons from the Hussars and a Territorial Army armoured car squadron from the Yeomanry. There is also an artillery observation team, but there are no guns in direct support. Artillery will have to be requested when needed. The Battlegroup has a mortar platoon and battlegroup HQ.
Soviet forces are estimated to be a Tank Regiment group, with supporting infantry and artillery, as well as strong recce forces.
Here is an overview of the battlefield from the british positions:
while A and B Companies are dug in on the far bank of the river.
Engineers are preparing the Bridge for demolition.