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  • Polish Campaign 1939

    Note: I have merged the three existing threads on the Polish campaign into one.

    skoblin













    Last edited by Skoblin; 11 May 09, 12:12.
    "[...]

    While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
    Sailed in through the foggy dew.


    [...]"

  • #2
    Fascinating videos. Thanks.

    Are there any good books in English on the battle for Poland?

    I have read this one. Very good but very depressing:


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    • #3
      Tried to find Pieklakiewcz book - quite nice, on Amazon, but there was only a German edition. Well, maybe this would be a good start with:

      "[...]

      While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
      Sailed in through the foggy dew.


      [...]"

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      • #4
        Polish Campaing 1939

        P 1.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZPGu...rom=PL&index=2


        P 2.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKx1c...aynext_from=PL


        P 3.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWy8E...aynext_from=PL
        Last edited by Przemyslaw; 29 Apr 09, 14:40.
        "[...]

        While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
        Sailed in through the foggy dew.


        [...]"

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        • #5
          I'll look forward to watching these videos tomorrow after work.
          "To be defeated and not submit, is victory; to be victorious and rest on one's laurels, is defeat."
          --Marshal Józef Piłsudski

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          • #6
            Rare photos - September 1939

            As there is no place for photos, as far as I recall, decided to post it here:



            Dead German soldiers from 2cd Company, 2cd Kradschutzen Batallion (2cd Armored Div).



            Riddled German Pz.35 tank.



            Headshot.



            Destroyed German tank and dead crewman after Polish light bombers raid.



            After Polish air raid.



            Warsaw 1939... Two German wounded (one of them mortally) and medics.



            Dead generaloberst baron von Fritsh.
            "[...]

            While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
            Sailed in through the foggy dew.


            [...]"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Przemyslaw View Post


              Riddled German Pz.35 tank.
              This is a PzKpfw II.
              "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by panther3485 View Post
                This is a PzKpfw II.
                It's because wrong subtitle was for that:



                But, You're also wrong. It was a PzKpfw I.
                "[...]

                While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
                Sailed in through the foggy dew.


                [...]"

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                • #9
                  And the holes near white cross of Pz.35 and Pz I/II were made by that famous Polish AT rilfe wz.35:

                  "[...]

                  While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
                  Sailed in through the foggy dew.


                  [...]"

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                  • #10
                    Open your eyes, or study your tanks, or both please

                    Originally posted by Przemyslaw View Post
                    It's because wrong subtitle was for that:



                    But, You're also wrong. It was a PzKpfw I.
                    Nonsense. Open your eyes!

                    I repeat, the tank in the photo I refer to, in your post #6, is a PzKpfw II. In case you need help with this, the PzKpfw I did not have a front hatch of that shape and size, in that position. The hull and superstructure are the wrong shape for a PzKpfw I. Also, if you cared to look properly, you can see the aperture in the mantlet for the 2.0cm main armament!

                    Please do not try to "teach granny to suck eggs". This is a very basic, simple excercise in tank ID. No doubt whatsoever. I know my tanks, and if I wasn't sure I wouldn't say so. I do not speak just to hear the sound of my own voice.
                    "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Przemyslaw View Post


                      Destroyed German tank and dead crewman after Polish light bombers raid.
                      This tank is an early model PzKpfw II, just in case you were thinking it was a PzKpfw I.
                      "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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                      • #12
                        Take it easy man. Perhaps I should have looked at photos more carefully, but it was the original subtitle of the photo, that was wrong.
                        "[...]

                        While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
                        Sailed in through the foggy dew.


                        [...]"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Przemyslaw View Post
                          "Take it easy man. Perhaps I should have looked at photos more carefully, but it was the original subtitle of the photo, that was wrong."
                          I wasn't trying to attack you in the first place when I offered the correction. I was merely trying to help you. That's why I put the smiley face there.

                          So the first time you looked, you apparently failed to notice that a tank labelled as a PzKpfw 35(t) was in fact a PzKpfw II (two VERY different looking tanks, btw, but no big deal, I wanted to help you). Then, you must have had a second look to 'decide' it was a PzKpfw I, and you tried to tell me that I was wrong. Why not just accept the correction with good grace and thank me for helping? If it had turned out that the tank in question really was a PzKpfw I, then I would have apologized to you, and thanked you for helping me.
                          Last edited by panther3485; 15 May 09, 07:43.
                          "England expects that every man will do his duty!" (English crew members had better get ready for a tough fight against the combined French and Spanish fleets because that's what England expects! However, Scotland, Wales and Ireland appear to expect nothing so the Scottish, Welsh and Irish crew members can relax below decks if they like!)

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                          • #14
                            Then, you must have had a second look to 'decide' it was a PzKpfw I, and you tried to tell me that I was wrong.
                            I took a quick look to deicide, that this was not a Pz.35, so just simple copy the wrong subtitle that I omited in first place without further investigation.

                            I was merely trying to help you. That's why I put the smiley face there.
                            Ok, no problem, but:

                            This tank is an early model PzKpfw II, just in case you were thinking it was a PzKpfw I.
                            ...that was not needed.
                            "[...]

                            While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
                            Sailed in through the foggy dew.


                            [...]"

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                            • #15
                              Some new pictures:



                              Destroyed Polish column; Bzura River.



                              AA Alarm.



                              Destroyed Polish battery.



                              Polish POW's.



                              Attack.



                              Deploying AT gun.
                              "[...]

                              While Brittania's Huns with their long-range guns
                              Sailed in through the foggy dew.


                              [...]"

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