Incidents from the battle of france 1940.

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Re: Incidents from the battle of france 1940.

Post by tigre » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:23 am

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The Infanterie Regiment Grossdeutschland in France.

Villers -sur Semois .

The gun No. 6 went into action firing on nearby buildings, a shell exploded among French horses, that galloped uninjured in a stampede. The gun No. 5 took a position in the courtyard of the church in order to silence a heavy machine gun and succeeded after two shots. The French troops were of the 2 . Squadron, 5e Cuirassiers ( 2 DLC). Beck-Broichsitter's story: the commanders of the weapons and the grenadiers behaved superbly. From the cover of a bush I saw how, one after another, four enemy light tanks were knocked out. Our plan of attack was correct.

Finally the enemy evacuated the town's center but renewed his resistance on the western edge, actually at 17:20 hours (plus one hour for the Germans) the HQ of the French Regiment had ordered the withdrawal along the railway located slightly west of Villers . The 2 . Squadron was violently attacked at 17:30 hours (18:30 hours German time) and had to withdraw, reaching Tintigny at 20:30 hours.

The II. / IR GD remained in Villers -sur- Semois overnight. The next day at 05:00 hours the vanguard and with it the 3. Platoon of assault guns moved again towards Mellier.

"First Contact!" 6./II Battalion Infantryregiment ’Grossdeutschland’ and the battle for Villiers-sur-Semois. 10 May 1940. An historical background for Flames of War By Simon McBeth.
La Campagne de mai 1940 en Belgique. Lt Col A. Bikar.
German Armored Assault Artillery. Information Bulletin Nº 2. MID 461.
historyfacts.biz/en/04.../Sturmbatterie.pdf

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Re: Incidents from the battle of france 1940.

Post by tigre » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:00 am

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Apostilles of the Schützen Regiment 1 in France 1940.

On May 12, 1940 the I./ SR 1 with the support of two platoons of PR 1 and artillery support of the II. / AR 73 reached the Semois in Bouillon. Towards the afternoon it was possible to clear the city and to form a bridgehead in the heights of the south shore.

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A Sd Kfz 251 Ausf. A of SR 1 wading the Semois by Bouillon in May 1940; By the platform on the driver's compartment it is seen that it is the vehicle of a Pl/Coy leader ...................................................

After overcoming the obstacle of the Meuse River, on May 14, 1940, at 11:30 hours the SR 1 crossed the Ardennes Canal west of Omicourt. The II. Battalion of the regiment marched behind some tanks towards the dominant heights in Vendresse and there established a defense. From 16:00 hours, the French attacks were reduced and the regiment was able to continue its advance. The first battalion of the regiment continued the march as the vanguard.

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A Sd Kfz 251 Ausf. A of the 8. / SR1 in advance westwards by Vendresse ....................................

Sources: http://www.ebay.at/sch/i.html?_pgn=1&cn ... ia%20fotos
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... er/SR1.htm
http://www.kfzderwehrmacht.de/Homepage_ ... iants.html

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