Before the outbreak of the war, some French groups questioned why France would go to war with Germany over Poland and "die for Danzig". However, any French reluctance to fight did not prevent the outbreak of the war. In March 1945 the front lines ran through Danzig, and soldiers on both sides literally were dying for control of the city. The Russians formed combined-arms assault groups, comprising flame-thrower tanks, assault guns and infantry. On 27th March, such assault teams of 108th Rifle Division hit the German positions.
Attacker: Russian (510th Independent Tank Regiment and reinforced 108th Rifle Division, 65th Army)
Defender: German (Grenadier-Regiment 61, 1. Kompanie, schwere Heeres-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 664, Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 4, and Stragglers)