Hello to all
; here goes something I've got sometime ago and some pictures I've recently found....................
The ALA (Aufklärungs Lehr Abteilung) in Poland - September 1939.
In early August 1939 the ALA moved with a night march through Berlin towards Stettin, with final destination in Deutsch-Krone. There it was subordinate to the III AK, within the framework of the 4 AOK, and joined the so-called Netze Security Command (cover name).
At dawn on September 1, 1939 at 04:45 hours the detachment crossed the border of the Reich by Preussenfeld in order to fulfill the assigned task: reconnaissance towards the Vistula. The first goal set by the commander was Nakel / Naklo town which was reached at dusk. The actions of the first day were: crossing the border in Preussenfeld; attack on Dembowo and conquest of Nakel. The resistance on the border was quickly overpowered by the motorcyclists, in the customs shed was the first casualty, a seriously injured motorcyclist.
Sources: Album seiten Polen Dirschau Graudenz Weichsel Brücken Gefangene zurück in Berlin. eBay auction.
"Die Panzer-Aufklärungs-Lehrabteilung (Kavallerie-Lehr und Versuchsabteilung) 1937-1940"
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.