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The IR 125 against the Metaxas Line - April 1941.
Attack against Paljurjones - Usita.
The reinforced I.R. 125 (Oberst Petersen), advancing along the left bank of the Strymon, crossed over the Bistrica after a brief confrontation. After conquering the defensive positions southeast of Promachon, the I. / IR 125 reached the work A at the fortification of Usita taking advantage of the air strikes and smoke screens; but here under the combined effect of the anti-tank and field artillery, the assault was stopped. Flanking operation with assault boats on the river failed due to poor stream level and blocking in the valley.
Then the II. / IR 125, followed later by the III. / IR 125, could cross the Bistrica and under cover of artillery, tank and Stukas, the II. / IR 125 moved toward the advanced position on the right flank of the fortification of Usita, Height 350; here was the key ground without conquering it, any attempt to take Usita from the northeast and east was impossible, as well as any further advance towards Klidi.
Sources: Wir Durchbrechen die Metaxas Linie. Geschichte der IR 125.
Ein Weiter Weg.
Der Kampf um die Metaxas-Linie. Buchner, Alex. Allgemeine schweizerische Militärzeitschrift : ASMZ, Vol.123 (1957).
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.