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by Domen123
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939
Replies: 32
Views: 37279

Re: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939

Further info about events involving ethnic Germans in Wrzesnia County and its neighbourhood (see previous page): ====================================================== All info below and quoted fragments come from the article: "Wrzesnia's Germans in first days of September 1939. Sabotage and executi...
by Domen123
Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Battle at Mokra,Poland
Replies: 34
Views: 18803

Re: Battle at Mokra,Poland

Here some pictures and photos from the battle of Mokra:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0#p1608477
by Domen123
Fri Jul 08, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Wisloka on Sep 8 1939.
Replies: 31
Views: 17845

Wysoka-Jordanow on 2 September 1939

"Defence of Wysoka by 24th Motorized Uhlan Regiment 02.09.1939" by Edward Mesjasz: http://www.dobroni.pl/foto_news/wysoka,e.mesjasz.jpeg Casualties of 24th Motorized Uhlan Regiment after combats near Wysoka-Jordanow on 2.9.39: Killed: 1. kpr. Dziechciaż Wincenty - 4 szwadron; 2. kpr. Kuchciak Włodzi...
by Domen123
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:45 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939
Replies: 137
Views: 44372

Re: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939

(...) I also recommend Robert Michulec. He is an author of the recently published (only Polish edition available) book, which blames Poland for starting WW2. "Ku wrześniowi 1939. Zbrojne ramię sanacji" ("Towards September 1939. Armed wing of sanacja"): http://historyton.pl/catalog/images/Oramus/978...
by Domen123
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939
Replies: 137
Views: 44372

Re: Blitzkrieg Unleashed: Poland 1939

Richard: A very fair review from the Polish Times who have approached it with an open mind; I keep reading elsewhere that the book is 'controversial'... :? They only write that it is "controversial" because you base almost entirely on German sources (including German accounts), and some of these Ger...
by Domen123
Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939
Replies: 32
Views: 37279

Re: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939

This was only one of many German crimes and persecutions in the Września County in 1939 and later. I will post more about German crimes later, now they can be illustrated by data on population of the town of Września: These numbers also illustrate the results of the policy of Germanization: 01.01.19...
by Domen123
Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:36 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939
Replies: 32
Views: 37279

Re: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939

The continuation of this story is equally sad, since violent German retaliation took place. After exhumation from the evangelical cemetery in Sompolno (where Volksdeutsche were buried by Poles who executed them), they were buried in one mass grave in Sokolniki on 22 November 1939. However, not all 4...
by Domen123
Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939
Replies: 32
Views: 37279

Re: Volksdeutsche/anti-Polish atrocities in 1939

Some very "regional" episodes now: On another ofrum user Ostmark wrote about such event: Ostmark wrote: [photo here] 8) Massgrave of 45 murderd ethnic Germans by Sompolno , 41 of them peasents of the Hamlet Sockelstein near Wreschen. Wreschen = Wrzesnia. Do you have any more detailed informations ab...
by Domen123
Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Incidents of the Polish Campaign, 1939:
Replies: 188
Views: 80007

"Tank battles" in Poland 1939

In Poland in 1939 there were only two tanks vs tanks battles involving battalion-sized units on the Polish side. 1st was counterattack of 2nd light tank battalion near Piotrkow on 5 September (vs tanks of 1. and 4. Pz.Div.). 2nd were combats of tanks from improvised armoured grouping of mjr. Majewsk...
by Domen123
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: largest European pockets of WWII
Replies: 74
Views: 25904

Re: largest European pockets of WWII

The battle of Lomianki was fought between 21 and 22 IX by a group of ca. 8,000 - 8,500 Polish soldiers (including ca. 4,500 - 5,000 from 17th Division and ca. 3,500 from 14th Division - mainly 58th inf. rgt.) with 7 artillery guns, against 6 German divisions or their parts (29. Mot., 2. and 3. Light...
by Domen123
Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: largest European pockets of WWII
Replies: 74
Views: 25904

Re: largest European pockets of WWII

Until Sep 17, when the Germans closed the pocket, some 30.000 managed to slip through towards Warsaw Germans mostly closed it yet on Sep 15. And in Kampinos further units were establishing another blockade. The "slipping towards Warsaw" part was in heavy combats (Poles broke through German encircle...
by Domen123
Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:58 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: largest European pockets of WWII
Replies: 74
Views: 25904

Re: largest European pockets of WWII

Here it goes: Thanks, very well compiled list! 27 Bzura, 0.1m, IX/39, surrendered The result should be different: surrendered, partly broke through (via Kampinos Forest to Warsaw). And actually it was about 0,2 million rather than 0,1 million. Army "Poznan" alone numbered over 0,1 million after mob...
by Domen123
Mon May 09, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Battle at Mokra,Poland
Replies: 34
Views: 18803

Re: Battle at Mokra,Poland

Battlefields of Mokra (1 September) and Ostrowy (2 September):

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by Domen123
Mon May 09, 2011 4:19 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Battle at Mokra,Poland
Replies: 34
Views: 18803

Re: Battle at Mokra,Poland

Ratio of forces in the battle of Mokra-Ostrowy (1 - 2 September 1939): Poles/Germans: 1) tanks: 19*/341 --------------------- (ratio: 1:18) 2) armored cars: 8/90 ----------------- (ratio: 1:11) 3) AT guns: 20/60 --------------------- (ratio: 1:3) 4) artillery guns: 20*/48 --------------- (see below)...
by Domen123
Sun May 01, 2011 4:57 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: XIV AK (mot.) in battle of Kock (X 1939)
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: XIV AK (mot.) in battle of Kock (X 1939)

H. Rieman, Gegen erbitterten Widerstand. Die letzte Kämpfe der 13. Division im Polenfeldzug, Alte Kameraden, 1979, No 12