Hello to all
; a bit late but anyway.....................................
German units Lorient area - June 1940.
On June 21, 1940 at 10:00 hours, the combat began between a section of the Colonial Artillery and an infantry company on the one hand and 200 Germans coming from Quimperlé on the other. Despite their weaponry of fortune and the conviction "to be sent there to save the plume", the French troops will hold for two hours under the enemy fire. When the fighting ended, there were 14 deaths: two non-commissioned officers and six German soldiers. On the French side, Commandant Billaud, Capitaine Gardinier, Médecin-capitaine Marlette, caporal Le Baron and soldats Hervoche (29ème Dragons) and Février (111ème R.A.C.) were killed. AFAIK the column belonged to 7./ MG Btl 1 (11. Sch. Brigade). On March 11, 1940, the battalion was reinforced to seven companies.
On June 24, 1940 in order to pacify the territory numerous troops were relocated. Lorient II/AR 116 (5. Pz). The 5. Pz took Brest and General Joachim Lemelsen was appointed as Commander of Bretagne.
Sources: German U-Boat Base at Lorient, France. Vol 1. Luc Braeuer.
Geschichte der 5. Panzerdivision (1938 bis 1945).
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.