Stavka have released a second echelon tank army from the Western Front reserve to force a breakthrough at Bremen. As a result, Warsaw Pact forces have crossed the Netherlands border and are dashing for Amsterdam.
The British Army has managed to scrape together a second corps, mainly from Territorial Army troops and older reservists recalled to the colours. Troops from all over the Commonwealth have come together as part of this force, with a battalion flown over from Canada and another of Gurkhas recently out of Hong Kong joining an Australian and New Zealand force that had been conducting exercises with the British Army.
The British I Corps has done well in blunting Warsaw Pact attacks towards Hanover, to the extent that Warsaw Pact efforts in this sector now seem to be holding attacks to pin them in place while the major effort takes place elsewhere.
The US forces are holding on by the skin of their teeth in Frankfurt, despite intense pressure from incessant Warsaw Pact attacks. So far requests for reinforcements have been denied by SACEUR who appears to maintain his reserve for a decisive strike rather than frittering it away in local counterattacks. At present it is unclear whether the Canadian Battlegroup has been committed to this sector, or even if they have entered the battle at all.
To the south, US VII Corps has been fighting a bitter battle, with the battle swinging back and forth as US and West German counterattacks have stalled in the face of intensified pressure form the Warsaw Pact forces.