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; the Westfeldzug (Fall Rot)...................
With the 3 Pz in France 1940.
13 of June of 1940.
On June 13 of 1940 the PR 5 captured intact a bridge on the stream Petit Morin due south of Montmirail. The tanks continued the attack towards the Seine River. The PR 5 reinforced with the II. /SR 3 and as the main effort launched the attack against Nogent. The resistance of the French strongpoint was quickly broken. During the night from 13 till 14 of June of 1940, the II. /PR 5 (Major Ritter Edler v. Peter) with support of riflemen and engineers managed to take Nogent and the bridge on the Seine, having captured numerous prisoners.
14 of June of 1940.
Towards noon the exploration departed from the bridgehead heading southwards. The XVI AK (Mot) which was by now behind the French front followed the pursuit. At dusk of that very day the Battle Group of Oberst Kühn (here was the PR 5) sighted an interminable column of fugitives and it was also verified that there was considerable resistance still in St. Florentín.
During the night from 14 to 15 of June of 1940 it was organized a kampfgruppe on the basis of the I./PR 5 (Maj Holmann) reinforced with elements of SR 3 having as its mission: to capture St. Florentin, which did so, taking also a deposit of 6 million liters of fuel.
Paris was taken!!
Sources: Geschichte der Panzerregiment 5. Kapitel 4.
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