Dead End

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Dead End
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Bridge destroyed by Tanya Adams, preventing Soviet heavy tanks from crossing.
Chronology
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Details
Part of Second World War
Location Eastern Poland, along the Soviet border
Outcome

Limited Allied success

  • Soviet tanks diverted to Southwestern Poland
Belligerents
Objectives
  • Destroy bridges to block Soviet armor
  • Move armor divisions through territory
Commanders
Unknown
Forces
  • Infantry
  • Light defenses
Mission Transcript

LANDCOM 16 HQS.
TOP SECRET.
TO: FIELD COMMANDER A9

INTELLIGENCE RECON SHOWS HEAVY SOVIET MOVEMENT IN YOUR AREA. NEARBY BRIDGES ARE KEY TO SOVIET ADVANCEMENT. DESTROY ALL BRIDGES ASAP. TANYA WILL ASSIST. KEEP HER ALIVE AT ALL COSTS.

CONFIRMATION CODE 1612.

TRANSMISSION ENDS.
- Mission briefing

Dead End is the third Allied mission in Red Alert 1.[1]

Background

The Allied forces along the front were holding, though barely. Allied armored divisions were fighting guerrilla warfare. Though they were still out-manned and outgunned, their superior tactics and mobility were holding the Soviet might at bay for the time being.  In order to counter this annoyance, several more Soviet armored divisions were ordered to help secure the front.  Allied High Command foresaw this move and knew that it could easily spell doom.  A concentrated attack could easily dismantle the Allied forces.  However, there were several key bridges within the area that held strategic value.  Without the bridges, the Soviets would have to detour their forces, buying the Allies several hours to prepare and also sending the Soviet armor to less favorable terrain.

Aftermath

With the bridges down, the Soviet armored divisions were forced to find another route.  The forces at the front were temporarily stranded, giving the thinned Allied forces time to regroup.

Gallery

Videos

Bridge (mission start cutscene)
Bridge detonation (mission accomplished cutscene)

References

  1. Westwood Studios, Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Allied mission 3: "Dead End".
Red Alert, Counterstrike and The Aftermath missions