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Death of Generaloberst Freiherr von Fritsch.
On September 22, 1939 at approximately 09:00 hours he was killed in the suburb of Praga on the wall of the slaughterhouse located between Zacisze and Ząbki, after the failed assault of the 1. Company of Leutnant Lieser when a bullet caliber 7.92 mm perforated the main artery of his thigh. The General fell and quickly lost strength.
Leutnant Rosenhagen told that he tried to put a tourniquet on the thigh but von Fritsch said please leave it, adjusted his monocle and died the next minute. The General showed extreme cold blood at all times. Minutes later Rosenhagen was also hit.
According to a Polish story: on September 21, 1939 the Germans managed to take a small ink factory before the first Polish lines, encouraging attacks on the farm Zacisze. The sector was defended by the 41 Rifle Battalion of Suwalki commanded by maj. Kazimierz Buncler who ordered por. Jan Borkowski with two sections to advance on Zabyczki.
Polish action began on September 22 in the morning but a German heavy machine gun located on the farm stopped the advance of the Poles. The por. Borkowski moved to a Polish machine gun to verify the situation. The Polish officer set the correct aim of the weapon and controlled the situation.
A duel between the two opposing guns ensued and then three German officers arrived and followed the action. Apparently convinced that the Polish gun was neutralized they took a map and checked on it.
The por. Borkowski who was still with the machine gun, fired a series of three short blasts on the group and the German officers fell to the ground. Taking advantage of the confusion in the opposing side, por. Borkowski retook the factory.
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