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The march of the XVII AK on Bielitz...........
The XVII AK (General der Inf Kienitz) comprised the 7. ID, the 44. ID and the 45. ID under the 14. AOK of Generaloberst List. The Army Corps was, jumping out of the area-Mistek Friedek, to cross the Olsa and move towards Krakow with the 44. ID to the left and the 45. ID to the right, in turn the 7 ID was to attack on the region of Jablunka Pass.
Here defended the Polish Army "Cracow" (General Szylling) which among other missions, should retain the main line of defense which ran along the line Mikolow - Pszczyn - Bielsk - Zywice and thus covering Krakow. So the 21. PDG was located between Bielsk and Zywice in order to protect the approaches to Krakow from the SW. The Polish Division, together with the 6. DP and the Infantry Brigade "Zywiec" were part of the Grouping Boruta-Spiechowicz.
The approaches to Cieszyn / Teschen from the south and west was defended by the I. / 4 psp (mjr. F. Perl), supported by a group of the 21 pal (100 mm) and its own regimental group (75 mm) . According to the orders the Polish battalion should withdraw from Cieszyn / Teschen when the enemy concentrated its forces against the town.
Sources: La Campaña de Polonia (Septiembre de 1939). Robert Jars
HISTORIA BIELSKA I BIAŁEJ. http://web2.um.bielsko.pl/bb/dzialy/kul ... asta_1.pdf
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