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thanks for detailed info!Loïc B. wrote:I confirm Dackelstaffel's information : there was only three battalions involved in this operation, from Wehrkreise V, VI and IX (I don't know from which regiment/division, except that it was for sure among the following ones : 5. or 15. Infanterie Divisionen for the first ; 6. or 16. Infanterie Divisionen for the second ; 9. or 19. Infanterie Divisionen for the third), which were used as nucleus for the infantry divisions raised after the remilitarization of Rheinland (25., 26., 33. and 34. Infanterie Divisionen).
Hitler played a game, but he didn't want to involve more than a couple of thousand of his rare soldiers, at this time. So 3.000 Germans soldiers seem to be an accurate figure to me.
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