Hitler had declared Warsaw-Praga a fortress, keystone to the Vistula line. The city was to be held at all costs, but this was neither likely nor realistic. The Waffen SS veterans assigned the task of holding the city held no illusions as to what such a defeat would mean. The recon troop of the 2nd Polish Tank Regiment was not looking for a fight as it searched out a route to the Most Slaski Bridge but it found one. . .
Attacker: Russian (2nd Tank Regiment, 1st Polish Armored Brigade)