06:20 Hours, 9 May 1990.



Situation Report of the Commander BAOR.

1) At 05:45 hours this date Soviet forces crossed the border of the FRG. BAOR and Bundeswehr forces are currently engaged in heavy fighting in the border region. Detailed information on the Soviet’s main line of attack is not clear at this time. Combat is reported all along the border. BAOR and Bundeswehr recon and armored cavalry forces have been tasked to delay the Soviet advance as best possible

2) Orders to mobilize BAOR and Bundeswehr forces have been issued to all commands. Steps have been taken to secure the Weser River crossings as well as high value targets in the rear area of operations.

Signed: Lt. Gen. William Fitzwilliam Clark, GOC BAOR