The German invasion was crushing Russian initial defenses everywhere. After considerable delay, Timoshenko gave the orders to open the “red packets”. The instructions in these cover plans were to be obeyed. The 42nd Rifle Division’s independent Reconnaissance Battalions with armored cars and a motorcycle company, accompanied by the 393rd Independent AA Battalion, were to proceed to Zhabinki and take up defensive positions to stem the oncoming German tide. . .
Attacker: German (Recce elements of Guderian's Panzer Corps)