From the Beresina to the Dnieper 1941.

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From the Beresina to the Dnieper 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun May 22, 2016 3:38 pm

Hello to all :D; a brief history to complement ............................

Through Bobruisk (Beresina) to the Dnieper 1941.

On about 3 July the capitulation of the Russians retreating from Bialystok was terminated and the menace to the flanks and the rear lifted. The XXIV Army Corps (Mot) had to commit both panzer divisions for the seizure of Bobruisk. After the capture of that city on 28 June, the 3d Panzer division advanced on Rogachev and the 4th Panzer Division on Stary Bykhov towards the Dnieper, while the 10th Motorized Division was employed to the right and the rear of the 3d Panzer Division in direction Zhlobin, the 1st Cavalry Division protecting the right flank and the rear of Corps south of the main road. Attempts failed to take Rogachev and Mogilev by surprise. The LIII Corps of Fourth Army followed the XXIV Corps (Mot) in some distance.

The XXXXVI Army Corps (Mot) forced the crossings of the Beresina at Beresino and then advanced toward the Dnepr in direction of Shklov. The Corps thus advanced with the 10th Panzer Division at its right, with the 2d SS Division "The Reich" at the left and with the "Gross Deutschland" Regiment behind. Reconnaissance toward Mogilev was undertaken.

The XXXXVII Army Corps (Mot), with the 18th Panzer Division ahead, crossed the Beresina on 30 June over tne Borisov highway bridge which had remained intact. The Corps then deployed to the left. It was at Borisov that the Russian tanks T 34 an KW I appeared for the first time.

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With the spearhead by Bobruisk (Beresina) to the Dnieper (July 8, 1941) .....................
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Re: From the Beresina to the Dnieper 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun May 29, 2016 8:30 am

Hello to all :D; a little more............................

Towards the Dnieper 1941.

On June 30, 1941, the 18th Panzer Division (Generalmajor Nehring) reached, south of Minsk, the main road to Borisov on the Berezina. Because of the poor progress General Nehring decided to organize a vanguard whose task was to occupy the bridge over the Berezina and keep it until the Division's approach.

On July 1, 1941, the vanguard of the 18th Panzer Division (Generalmajor Nehring) under the command of Maj. Teege came against Borisov at noon. In the afternoon, the 10. Company seized the bridge over the Berezina suffering heavy losses in the action.

On July 2, 1941, the vanguard of the 2nd Armored Group (Generaloberst Guderian) reached the Dnieper in Rogachev.

On July 3, 1941, the 18th Panzer Division (Generalmajor Nehring) reported a battle with Soviet tanks of a completely new model. Traditional German antitank weapons, especially the gun 3.7cm Pak had no effect on this type of tank. At night, the Berezina was crossed for the third time between Borisov and Bobruisk, this time for the rifle regiments 69th and 86th of the 10. Panzer Division.

Sources: http://www.hi-story.de/themen/barbar/barbar.htm
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Meeting during the advance: Generaloberst Guderian (CO of Pz Gr 2) with Generalleutnant Hans-Jürgen von Arnim (CO 17. Pz), General der Artillerie Joachim Lemelsen (CO XXXXVII AK Mot) and Generalmajor Walther Kurt Joseph Nehring (CO 18. Pz). In the background a Pz Kw III................................
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