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I am not aware of any such book, but then again I am not a historian and I do not know all the books that are being published. I could only find few details in my books. Sorry.KlememL wrote: dom,the Romanian Mod' site(http://www.mapn.ro) has an english version where you can see the new structure of the Armed Forces.
Sorry I cannot for the moment. The episode was mentioned shortly in the memories of a former political prisoner, who met an officer who fought there. But I did not manage so far to locate the fragment.KlememL wrote: Can you name the locality? I could then see if I have something in my files.
They lived in a village (called Budai) near the city of Telenesti. They owned a lot of land in the region (over 800 ha) and had large herds of cattle. All went down the drain. My grandmother, her sister and mother left with only two carts, but they also had to abandon these and barely escaped a rape by Soviet troops. But the relatives who remained in Bessarabia had a less fortunate fate. Most of the men were either deported or shot by the NKVD.KlememL wrote: Sounds great! Where did you grandmother's family live in? I mean which town?
Probably the Archives of the Ministry of Defense.KlememL wrote: Are there in Bucuresti any archives we could turn on to get some more information about Bessarabia 1940?
Well, because the decision to evacuate was communicated to late (because for months Carol II had said how not one meter of land would be ceded without a fight), it was impossible to take all the material. Even the civilians were evacuated too late and many left just like my grandmother did.KlememL wrote: It seems the Romanians were indeed on a fast run for most of the time.
He was not a count and he did not rule in the whole of Romania, but only in the southern part (Wallachia).KlememL wrote: Well, Romania is the Land of Count Dracula, isn't it
No need to sorry. I am just a bit suprised this chapter is not covered very much in Romania's military history.I am not aware of any such book, but then again I am not a historian and I do not know all the books that are being published. I could only find few details in my books. Sorry.
OF COURSE!!! Gotta to confess that my sources don't mention anything about the incidents at Beltsy or Reno.I have also found some short personal testimonies, if you are interested.
Do they have perhaps an e-mail address to make first an inquiry whether they have anything on Bessarabia 1940 at all?Probably the Archives of the Ministry of Defense.
Yes, I know. I was just joking a bit on Romania's expense. Sorry.He was not a count and he did not rule in the whole of Romania, but only in the southern part (Wallachia).
What has forced Carol II. to give up so quickly from his previous stand?Well, because the decision to evacuate was communicated to late (because for months Carol II had said how not one meter of land would be ceded without a fight), it was impossible to take all the material. Even the civilians were evacuated too late and many left just like my grandmother did.
After going through my dusty piles of paper this evening, I was finally able to find some records I have in connection with this campaign. According to some of the information from my notes its is evidently that the province of Bessarabia was defended on the eve of Soviet invasion in 1940 by the 3rd (Chisinau) Army Corps and the 4th (Iasi) Army Corps. The 3rd Romanian Army Corps, headquartered in Chisinau controlled 12th Infantry Division (Ismail/Izmail) and ill-fated 15th Infantry Division (Chisinau/Kishinev). The 4th Romanian Army Corps oon the other hand had under the 7th Infantry Division (Roman), 8th Infantry Division (Cernauti/Chernovtsy), 14th Infantry Division (Balti/Bel'tsy) and the 2nd Cavalry Division (Iasi).Looking at the material I sent you earlier, it seems possible that only 3rd Army plus 1st Mountain Brigade were actually in the parts of Basarabia and Northern Bucovina annexed by the USSR. The Siret Group was presumably behind the River Siret, which is well outside the annexed area.
The Soviet opposed against the Romanians three armies (12th, 5th and 9th). Altogether the Soviet Southern Front opposing Bessarabia and Bukowina consisted of 32 (or 31) rifle divisions, 2 (or 3) motorised rifle divisions, 6 cavalry divisions, 11 tank brigades, 3 airborne brigades (one in reserve), 14 corp's artillery regiments, 16 artillery regiments of the Main Reserve Command and 4 heavy artillery divisions. In numbers this would be: 460,000 men, ca. 12,000 guns and mortars, ca. 3,000 tanks and 2,160 aircraft. Or to put it in another way the Romanians stood no chance had they rejected Molotov's demands.Look forward to the Soviet OB.
This fragment is from the book: Romania in al doilea razboi mondial by Dinu C Giurrescu, All Istoric, 1999.KlemenL wrote: OF COURSE!!!
The site of the MoD is http://www.mapn.roKlemenL wrote: Do they have perhaps an e-mail address to make first an inquiry whether they have anything on Bessarabia 1940 at all
The fact that Romania was practically hanging in the air as he put it in his diary on 28 May 1940. We were practically alone and in no situation to defend ourselves against all our foes. The most surprising thing however is the fact that he postponed the evacuation, knowing this very well.KlemenL wrote: What has forced Carol II. to give up so quickly from his previous stand?
Tiganasi is northwest of Iasi, on the Jijia River, several km inside the Romanian border. See the map here:Enrico Cernuschi wrote:Hello Victor,
what happened on 11 Aug. 1940? Who gained, at least, that day, Tiganasi and Ocrub (and where are them)?