Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

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Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:10 am

Hello to all :D; here goes a map showing the areas to be occupied by the German Army since October 01 onwards.......AFAIK the Zone III was occupied mainly by the XVI AK (Mot) under General Guderian and its 1 Pz, 13 ID (Mot) and 20 ID (Mot). In Zone I acted the 7 ID and within Zone III mainly the 3 Pz......but within Zone II? Anyone has a better picture of that deployment? TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:51 am

Hello to all :D; a little more.......I've found this in Walter Görlitz's work:

On August 18, 1938 General Beck resigned, which was accepted three days later.

On 1 September 1938 as General Halder took over as CoS of the Army - Heer. The Army General Staff received the directive to prepare a contingency plan against Czechoslovakia which committed four armies, comprising 10 Army Corps as follows below:

2nd Army (v. Rundstedt) in Silesia.
10th Army (v. Reichenau) with the bulk of the motorized and armored formations in the Pilsen area.
12th Army (v. Leeb) in Bavaria. (it had been retired in February 1938 and was reinstated in the service to execute the invasion).
14th Army (see list) Austria.
14 divisions of militia (Landwehr) should occupy the western wall (Gen. Adam).

In parallel with these plans, the resistance also prepared the coup in which were involved Halder, Oster (2 º of Canaris), Gordeler, Count Helldorf (Chief of Police of Berlin), v. Witzleben (Commander Military Region III - Berlin), Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt (Commander 23 º DI - Potsdam) and Hoepner (Commander 1st Light Div - Wuppertal, here was a such v. Stauffenberg). The plan was as follows: Witzleben troops were to occupy the district of ministries and arrest Hitler and delivered him to a people's court, while the 1st Light Div on their way to the Czech border was to close the roads to and from Berlin to prevent the intervention of SS troops mobilized on the border. But Western powers saved Hitler with the Munich Pact and the coup was no longer viable (could not arrest anyone had achieved such a victory without bloodshed) hence the famous phrase of Halder who said perplexed "What remains for us to do? all goes well. "

Source: "The German General Staff." Walter Görlitz. Volume II.
http://www.bruntal.net/2007072602-k-ota ... -1938-1939

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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun May 06, 2012 5:08 am

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Leitmeritz October 1938.

See below German troops in parade formation on the market place of Leitmeritz on Oct 12 1938. Which German units occupied Leitmeritz (the town was located within Zone II)? It seems one motorized panzerabwehr Kp and one horse-drawn antiaircraft Kp...

Source: Bundesarchiv.

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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun May 13, 2012 5:43 am

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Reichenberg - October 1938.

Visit of Genaraloberst von Brauchitsch. 12.10.1938 Reichenberg. Sudetenland...

Source: Bundesarchiv.

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The first vehicle wears the emblem of Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH), the second the distinctive of Heeresgruppenkommando ............
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun May 20, 2012 5:28 am

Hello to all :D; at last the German deployment planned for "Case Green" (Fall Grün). I think this was before the Munich Agreement, I do not know whether it was accomplished in this way during the occupation of the Sudetenland or it was modified to fulfill this new task...............

German deployment. Fall Grün.

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pd = Infantry Division, hd = Mountain Division, od = Armored Division; leh.d = light division, mod = motorized division.

Source: http://galerie.valka.cz/showphoto.php/photo/132941

We also can see the deployment of Polish and Hungarian units. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:40 am

Hello to all :D; I've found something more....................

The 3 Pz in the Sudetenland - October 1938.

During the crisis over the Sudeten German minority, who after the First World War, lived under the sovereignty of Czechoslovakia, the 3 Pz was assembled in Training Ground of Königsbrück from 14 to 25 September 1938 and there the division carried out several field exercises.

Sources: Lebenserinnerungen in Wort und Bild, Band I: Escrito por Günter Sieling.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /PR6-R.htm

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Exercise of wading a stream ......................
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:51 am

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The 3 Pz in the Sudetenland - October 1938.

On September 25, 1938 the units of the division, including the Pi Btl 39, were transported to Ohlau and around Breslau in Silesia with a view to intervention in the occupation of the Sudeten German territory after the Munich agreement. The vehicle fleet of the 1. / Pi Btl 39 was located in the town hall of Ohlau.

On October 8, 1938 promptly at 12:00 hours the 3 Pz crossed the international border in the area Hultschin - Troppau. The 1. Squad of the 1./ Pi Btl 39 was the spearhead of the advance guard with the task of clearing blockages on the road and searching the bridges in order to remove any explosive charges.

Sources: Private Sales List-Aufkl. Abt 3 - -Sudetenland, Poland. Historical media 2007 LLC. Sábado, 28 de Febrero de 2009, 10:12:24
Lebenserinnerungen in Wort und Bild, Band I: Escrito por Günter Sieling.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /PR6-R.htm

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Last meal at Cosel before crossing the Czech border - October 8, 1938.
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Border barrier in the region of Troppau ...................
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:42 am

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The 3 Pz in the Sudetenland - October 1938.

In this operation the PR 6 was led by Maj. Rothenburg because Oberst Crüwell had taking over the command of the 3 Pz Brigade replacing its commander who was sick. At 13:30 hours the vanguard of the division reached Stiebnig and was greeted jubilantly by the population of ethnic Germans.

Sources: Private Sales List-Aufkl. Abt 3 - -Sudetenland, Poland. Historical media 2007 LLC. Sábado, 28 de Febrero de 2009, 10:12:24
Lebenserinnerungen in Wort und Bild, Band I: Escrito por Günter Sieling.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /PR6-R.htm

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The advance guard ready to march................
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Czech fortified position on the border section of Troppau ................
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:57 am

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The 3 Pz in the Sudetenland - October 1938.

Next day the advance continued from the line Grulich - Mährisch Schönberg - Braunseifen - South of Troppau.

In the pictures below troops belonging to the AA 3 in Troppau.

Sources: Private Sales List-Aufkl. Abt 3 - -Sudetenland, Poland. Historical media 2007 LLC. Sábado, 28 de Febrero de 2009, 10:12:24
Lebenserinnerungen in Wort und Bild, Band I: Escrito por Günter Sieling.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /PR6-R.htm

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Behind the soldiers a line of light vehicles Sd Kfz 221..........................
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:30 am

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The 3 Pz in the Sudetenland - October 1938.

On October 10, 1938 the sappers of Pi Btl 39 moved toward the bridge over the Oder River located in the small town of Kocatka and there temporarily fixed the new international boundary with concertina wires.

Sources: Private Sales List-Aufkl. Abt 3 - -Sudetenland, Poland. Historical media 2007 LLC. Sábado, 28 de Febrero de 2009, 10:12:24
Lebenserinnerungen in Wort und Bild, Band I: Escrito por Günter Sieling.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /PR6-R.htm

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On the afternoon of October 10, 1938 it was provisionally settled the new frontier in the town of Kocatka on the Oder.
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:13 am

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Grl v. Brautschich visiting German troops in Czechoslovakia.

Source: With the VIII AK in Czechoslovakia.

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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Fri May 30, 2014 7:50 am

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Hitler in the Czech border!

On October 3, 1938 at 11:15 hours Hitler reached the Bavarian border town of Wildenau, there was met by Konrad Henlein and the Commander of the XVI AK (Mot) General Heinz Guderian .............

Sources: VON DER SdP ZUR NSDAP
http://www.geheugenvannederland.nl/?/en ... A022001485

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Hitler received the enthusiastic greeting of the population; the General behind him was Walter von Reichenau.......................
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The Führer crossing the border to Asch...........................
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:48 pm

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Armored and Motorized units in Fall Grün!

Zone I along the Lower Bavarian border (Oct 1 - 2): 12th Army without mechanized units.

Zone II along the East Saxon - Lower Silesian border (Oct 2 - 3): 8th Army without mechanized units.

Zone III along the West Saxon - Upper Palatinate border (Oct 3 - 4 - 5): 10th Army with 2., 13., 20. ID (Mot); 1. Le. Div; 1. Pz. Div. (SS LAH?)

Zone IV along the Upper Silesia border (Oct 6 - 7): 2nd Army with 3. Pz. Div. (SS Germania?)

North of Vienna (Oct??): 14th Army with 29. ID (Mot); 4. Le. Div; 2. Pz Div. (SS Deutschland?)

Source: Klaus MICHAELIS "1938 - Krieg gegen die Tschechoslowakei - Der Fall Grün"
Das Kleine Blatt. 02 Oct 1938.
http://www.svornost.com/kalendarium-21- ... fall-grun/

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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:14 pm

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The Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5 (2. Pz Div) in the occupation of the Sudetenland!

Source: Album Reichswehr Deutschland Österr. Sudetenland Krad BMW Motorrad Zündapp NSU. eBay Auction.

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In enemy territory. Roadblock at Neubistritz ....................................
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Re: Heer units in Sudetenland - Oct 1938.

Post by tigre » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:22 pm

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The Aufklärungs-Abteilung 5 (2. Pz Div) in the occupation of the Sudetenland!

Source: Album Reichswehr Deutschland Österr. Sudetenland Krad BMW Motorrad Zündapp NSU. eBay Auction.

How many czech soldiers were taken into captivity? What happened with them? Cheers. Raul M 8).
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