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by Domen123
Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German Losses against France, May-June 1940.
Replies: 55
Views: 28565

Re: German Losses against France, May-June 1940.

Regarding German losses against France and the Low Countries: Largest (much - a few times - larger than on any other day of the campaign) daily losses were suffered on two days of Fall Rot - namely 05.06.1940 and 09.06.1940. On each of these two days losses amounted to about 4,000 dead and missing. ...
by Domen123
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Breakout of the German casualties in Poland 1939
Replies: 29
Views: 10544

Re: Breakout of the German casualties in Poland 1939

In papers of 8. Armee (from German records microfilmed at Alexandria) there is "Bericht über die Kämpfe der 24. Division in Polen 1939" and part of this "Bericht" is the report "Gesamtverluste der Division im Polenfeldzug", which confirms Elble is wrong and divisional history is correct. It says abo...
by Domen123
Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Poland 1939 - Bibliography
Replies: 20
Views: 8038

Re: Poland 1939 - Bibliography

F. H. Gentzen, Die Legende "Bromberger Blutsonntag" und die deutsche fünfte Kolonne in Polen [in:] September 1939, red. B. Spiru, Berlin (Ost) 1959
by Domen123
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Incidents from the battle of france 1940.
Replies: 106
Views: 37824

Re: Incidents from the battle of france 1940.

Main battles fought by Polish units in France in 1940: 1. Dywizja Grenadierów: ALTWILLER-LENING (26 May - 15 June 1940), DIEUZE (16 June 1940), LAGARDE (17 - 18 June 1940), BACCARAT (19 - 20 June 1940), 10. Brygada Kawalerii Pancernej: CHAMPAUBERT (13 June 1940), MONTMIRAIL (14 June 1940), MONTGIVRO...
by Domen123
Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The Polish Campaign
Replies: 159
Views: 48855

Re: The Polish Campaign

About the book: (...) The original military report on which the book was based, was compiled in the year following the September 1939 campaign, and the author's forward was finished just as the Germans began their second major attack, the invasion of Norway. At this time, the rapid and stunning defe...
by Domen123
Sat Oct 02, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Poland, England, France
Replies: 14
Views: 4964

Re: Poland, England, France

Neither Polish government, nor High Command, nor soldiers escaped to Romania before 18.09.1939:

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by Domen123
Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Poland 1939 - Bibliography
Replies: 20
Views: 8038

Re: Poland 1939 - Bibliography

A wartime book - published in 1941 - about the Polish Campaign from the Polish perspective: "The Defence of Poland, September 1939" written by Lt. Gen. M. Norwid Neugebauer, translated by Peter Jordan, translation first published in March 1942, M. I. Kolin Publishers Ltd., London, England. Originall...
by Domen123
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The Polish Campaign
Replies: 159
Views: 48855

Re: The Polish Campaign

I know the thread is old as hell, but... A wartime book - published in 1941 - about the Polish Campaign from the Polish perspective: "The Defence of Poland, September 1939" written by Lt. Gen. M. Norwid Neugebauer, translated by Peter Jordan, translation first published in March 1942, M. I. Kolin Pu...
by Domen123
Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Ruszki & Kiernozia Poland 1939 - Panzers crushed by infantry
Replies: 9
Views: 6066

Re: Ruszki & Kiernozia Poland 1939 - Panzers crushed by infantry

When it comes to the Polish success in combats against 1. Pz.Div. and 4. Pz.Div. on 16.09.1939: Instructions of gen. Knoll-Kownacki concernig repulsing tank attacks from 15.09.1939: Ruszki Kiernozia 1.jpg Ruszki Kiernozia 2.jpg Report of the commander of 25 DP saying that on 16.09.1939 25 DP repulse...
by Domen123
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German Losses against France, May-June 1940.
Replies: 55
Views: 28565

Re: German Losses against France, May-June 1940.

French tank losses (combat losses - without captured and abandoned) in May-June 1940: 1669 French tanks destroyed by artillery, AT guns, tanks 45 French tanks destroyed by mines 35 French tanks destroyed by Luftwaffe In total: 1749 destroyed French tanks (including 151 FT-17) Source: Survey of Allie...
by Domen123
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.
Replies: 35
Views: 13851

Re: Gebirgsjägern in Polen - 1939.

The German description concerning combats around Zboiska is not exactly true. Polish units temporarily captured Zboiska and the neighbouring hills (including Hill 324), but later - due to some misunderstandings among Polish commanders - when 10th Motorized Brigade was ordered to withdraw to Hungary ...
by Domen123
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: The VIII AK through Upper Silesia 1939.
Replies: 26
Views: 6074

Re: The VIII AK through Upper Silesia 1939.

When it comes to the defence of the Katowice Parachute Tower: The end of another myth. Not exactly the end. As usually happens with myths, some part was true and some part exaggerated. In this case the "core" of the story is true, because Scouts really defended the tower (interesting reading): http:...
by Domen123
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: The VIII AK through Upper Silesia 1939.
Replies: 26
Views: 6074

Re: The VIII AK through Upper Silesia 1939.

Hello Raul!, The AA 8 and the Marschgruppe A both advanced without problems but the Marschgruppe B hit against strong resistance (I./75 pp - Maj Mazewski; Company ON Rybnik - Maj Kwiatkowski and 5. Batería of the II. /23 pal - kpt Stranz) in Rybnik; after hard fighting, the Polish forces were destro...
by Domen123
Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: About the Polish reaction to the Soviet Invasion in 1939
Replies: 5
Views: 4662

About the Polish reaction to the Soviet Invasion in 1939

Backstage of the Polish decision to withdraw to Romania and to avoid resisting the Red Army: ======================================== 11.09.1939: Soviet ambassador - Sharonov - leaves Poland and goes back to the USSR after ensuring the Polish foreign minister Joseph Beck, that "the attitute of the U...
by Domen123
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Evaluation of German troops - September 1939
Replies: 9
Views: 4581

Re: Evaluation of German troops - September 1939

The superiority in numbers of German regular forces (without those paramilitary units) over Polish forces was: In command = two generals vs one colonel In men = around 2,6 to 1 In machine weapons = 4 - 3,5 to 1 (and qualitative superiority - rate of fire, etc.) In artillery for direct fire calibre 3...