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Topic: Battle of the Bzura


  
  Lt. Roman Wójciak
In September 1939 joined the army as an officer and was nominated a battalion commander in the Poznań Army, which he led in the September defense campaign.
Between 9-20 September 1939, during the Bzura River battle near the region of Łęczyca-Kutno-Łowicz-Sochaczew, Lt. Roman Wójciak fought with his troopers until the battalion was decimated and surrounded by squadrons of the German 8th army.
After the initial success in the first phase of the battle on the 16th and 17th of September 1939, Polish forces were surrounded by the Germans and then defeated.
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 Battle of Bzura - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Battle of Bzura (also known as Battle of Kutno) took place during the Second World War, Polish September Campaign between 9 September, 1939 and 18 September, 1939 and was fought between Polish and German Nazi forces.
It was the largest battle during this campaign.
It took place near the Bzura river west of Warsaw.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Battle_of_the_Bzura_River   (187 words)

  
 List of military engagements of World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Dieppe - "Operation Jubilee" was an Allied amphibious raid on the German occupied port of Dieppe in France.
Battle of Stalingrad - City besieged by Paulus' German Sixth Army; from November 23 the Sixth Army is surrounded and destroyed by Soviets; bloodiest battle in history, 1.8 millions dead approx.
Battle of Peleliu - A fight to capture an airstrip on a speck of coral in the western Pacific.
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 Battle of Bzura reenactment pics [Archive] - Military Photos
On 7 and 8 September 1939 armies Poznan and Pomorze retreating from Posnania and Pomerania concentrated in the triangle Leczyca - Wloclawek - Plock.
In that battle the Army Poznan had to be supported by the Army Pomorze, which was still within 3-4 days of march from the initial battle positions.
On 16 September in the morning two armoured divisions, the 1st and the 4th, crossed Bzura in the north and south of Sochaczew and attacked Polish positions.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/archive/index.php/t-34411.html   (1414 words)

  
 Battle of the Bzura at AllExperts
This was the largest battle of the Polish September Campaign and took place west of Warsaw, near the Bzura River.
On September 9, the Polish Poznań Army made a counterattack from the area south of the Bzura river, its target was the German divisions advancing between Łęczyca and Łowicz.
The 26th and 16th Infantry Divisions crossed the Bzura in the area of Łowicz and the Polish 4th Infantry Division reached the road linking Łowicz with Głowno.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/ba/battle_of_the_bzura.htm   (1005 words)

  
 Achtung Panzer ! - Invasion of Poland (Fall Weiss)
Battle of Mlawa, Battle of Pomerania), while retreating eastwards in attempt to establish line of defence and delay the invaders.
The Battle of Bzura was a Polish counteroffensive directed to protect Warsaw and took place in area of Kutno, Lowicz and Sochaczew.
The battle ended on September 20th with the total destruction of Polish forces (under General Tadeusz Kutrzeba) involved, although it delayed the capitulation of Warsaw.
www.achtungpanzer.com /articles/polcamp.htm   (2527 words)

  
 World War 2: 10/01/2006 - 11/01/2006
Polish Bofors 40 mm antiaircraft gun and a bombed Polish Army column during the Battle of the Bzura.
The largest battle during this campaign, the Battle of Bzura, took place near the Bzura river west of Warsaw and lasted from 9 September to 18 September.
Despite a Polish victory at the battle of Szack, after which the Soviets executed all the NCOs and officers they had managed to capture, the Red Army reached the line of rivers Narew, Western Bug, Vistula and San by September 28, in many cases meeting German units advancing from the other side.
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 Freefire Zone Forums - The Last Gasp: Bzura River, 1939
Another interesting aspect of the battle was of course that as a counter-offensive, it was one of the few major battles that involved a Polish attack against German forces.
Many historians since World War II have questioned whether the Battle of Bzura River should have happened at all, whether it was a fatal romantic gamble that needlessly wasted forces that could have been used to prolong resistance later, or more effectively organize the underground resistance when defeat did come.
The Battle of Bzura took place against the background of a Polish assumption (confirmed through repeated French promises) that France was about to launch a major invasion of Germany.
www.freefirezone.net /showthread.php?t=6624   (3525 words)

  
 World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of the River Plate in South America.
Battle of Britain and gain the air superiority needed to invade Britain.
Battle of Kursk (July 1943) was so unsuccessful that the Red Army were able to counterattack and regain the ground previously lost.
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 World War II Tributes: Battle Maps
Note: Each battle that occurred in WWII in this area is identified with a red pin on the map below.
The battles are listed below the map and are grouped by the modern-day country it took place in.
Clicking on the battle name below will help you locate it on the map by causing the red pin to flash white.
www.worldwar2tributes.com /battle_maps.php?m=Europe   (124 words)

  
 Sochaczew - Cleverpedia, the ultimate encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Nearby the city 1939 the battle took place to the Bzura.
The place is appropriate for 50 km to the west of Warsaw to the Bzura.
At the beginning of the Second World War it came close of the city to heavy fights of the Germans against Poland in the battle to the Bzura.
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 Suchmaschine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Polish Bofors 40 mm antiaircraft gun and a bombed Polish Army column during the Battle of the Bzura.
The largest battle during this campaign, the Battle of Bzura, took place near the Bzura river west of Warsaw and lasted from 9 September to 18 September.
Despite a Polish victory at the battle of Szack, after which the Soviets executed all the NCOs and officers they had managed to capture, the Red Army reached the line of rivers Narew, Western Bug, Vistula and San by September 28, in many cases meeting German units advancing from the other side.
www.dmoz.ch /lexikon.cgi?sprache=en&q=Invasion_of_Poland_(1939)   (6182 words)

  
 List_of_battles_1901-forward : Essential Historical Information, explanation, recent texts, monographs, and relevant ...
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1942 Battle of Dieppe August 19 - "Operation Jubilee" was an Allied attack on the German occupied port of Dieppe in France.
1944 Battle of Peleliu September 17 - A fight to capture an airstrip on a speck of coral in the western Pacific.
www.llpoh.org /Reviewing_the_20th_century/List_of_battles_1901-forward.html   (3100 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on HACKED BY TURK-SOPHİA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Battle of the Ford of Jacob's Daughters (en)
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 Battle of Wólka Węglowa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Wólka Węglowa (Polish: Bitwa pod Wólką Węglową) refers to the battle on September 19, 1939, that took place near Wólka Węglowa, during the last stages of the Polish counteroffensive (battle of the Bzura) of the Invasion of Poland.
This article about a battle of World War II is a stub.
This article about a battle in Polish history is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_W%C3%B3lka_W%C4%99glowa   (253 words)

  
 Today In WW II History - Topic Powered by eve community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The German battleship Tirpitz and battle cruiser Scharnhorst depart on a bombardment sortie to Spitzbergen (September 6-9).
The Germans rapidly reinforced the battle area, and the Allied situation continued to deteriorate.
The battles which follow will be the hardest fought of the campaign.
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 List of battles 1901-2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The purpose of the battle is to relieve pressure off of Valencia and Catalonia.
It is soon to become the descisive battle of the war, and a Republican defeat.
1942 Battle of Stalingrad August 22 - February 2 1943 - City besieged by Paulus' German Sixth Army; from November 23 the Sixth Army is surrounded and destroyed by Soviets; bloodiest battle in history, 1.8 millions dead approx.
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 Junkers Ju 87 Stuka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The sirens were mostly discarded during the Battle of Britain, because they reduced the performance of the already slow and vulnerable Ju 87.
The largest Polish counter-attack, when 170,000 men attacked the rear of the 10th Army in the battle of the Bzura, was brought to a halt under the relentless air attacks, before the Polish were surrounded at Kutno.
For the battle of Britain, the Luftwaffe amassed a force that included 336 Ju 87s, of which about 280 were operational.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/baugher_other/ju87.html   (6977 words)

  
 The Forum of the 1.Jagdmoroner Abteilung - Bzura 1939 reconstruction - photos
Bzura (also called "Kutno Battle) was Polish attempt of counteroffensive, performed by two Polish armies "Pomorze" and "Poznan" against German 8th and 10th armies.
German armoured units involved in the Battle of Bzura were:
In the Bzura Battle Germans have used 2 armored (1st and 4th) and 3 light divisions (1st, 2nd and 3rd).
www.1jma.dk /topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=6578   (779 words)

  
 Whom Did Lili Susser Search in Sochaczew
We wrote many times before on the subject of searches for soldiers lost in the battle on Bzura (river).
The Museum of The Sochaczew Region and The Battle of The Bzura River") with inquiries of the fate their relatives, who after tragic fights in 1939 did not return to their families.
The monument to the fallen soldiers of the battle in 1939
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 My only brother killed in action in the defense of his country Poland
Wojewoda also gave me some brochures describing the battle and told us my brother was not buried in the general cemetery, as I had believed, but in the military cemetery in Trojanow, the outskirts of Sochaczew.
The military cemetery is found next to the parish cemetery in Trojanow and is the largest cemetery of soldiers killed in the battle on the Bzura river in September of 1939.
Next to it is the military cemetery, the largest cemetery of soldiers killed in the battle on the Bzura river in Sept, 1939.
www.zchor.org /cukier/brother.htm   (2789 words)

  
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As it seems that the enemy has withdrawn from the westbank of the Bzura the division orders to establish a bridehead with Inf.Rgt.73 right and Inf.Rgt.74 to the left.
In the swampy terrain the battalions lose contact to each other and to the left neighbour which is believed to be in the northern part of the “Stiefelwald” (forest).
In the morning the commander of Pz.Rgt.36 reports the situation on the northern wing at Brochow quiet and because of that the division leaves the units at Brochow and Janowek.
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 The Museum of The Sochaczew Region and The Battle of The Bzura River
The Museum of The Sochaczew Region and The Battle of The Bzura River
Most of the exhibits are connected with those fights, which lasted from the 9th to the 20th of September 1939 - the greatest battle of first campaigns of World War II.
Two Polish armies took part in this battle: the Poznan Army, commanded by General Tadeusz Kutrzeba and the Pomeranian Army, commanded by General Wladyslaw Bortnowski.
e-sochaczew.pl /muzeum/english/index.html   (353 words)

  
 1st SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler
Battle on the Bzura and the Vistula Bend.
May Reorganization into SS Brigade "LAH" in Bad Ems and Rheine, Westphalia, Advance into Holland via Bentheim to the Ijssel and Zwolle, taking of Rotterdam, Delft and the Hague, push through Belgium into France as far as Boulogne, turn to the south.
June/Fighting on the invasion front, Caen-Falaise-Argentan area, Sept Tank battle Sept around Mortain, breaking out of the basin of Falaise, retreat via Chambois,Rouen to Belgium/Beverloo, rest in the Siegburg area.
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 Institute of National Remembrance
Pile of ammunition at the Krasiński Square turned in by the Warsaw inhabitants from 28-30 of September 1939.
Polish squads are being taken in cross-fire by German air-force at a forest road during the battle by the Bzura river.
Damaged Polish army equipment after the battle by Bzura river.
www1.ipn.gov.pl /portal/en/23/212   (470 words)

  
 Nr.11 'Danuta' and Nr.12 'Poznanczyk' - Polish armoured trains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
However, when the Polish Army won the great Warsaw Battle in August 1920 and repelled the Soviets, the construction of new trains was not considered necessary anymore.
In May 1920, the train was temporarily converted to wide gauge (the Russian track gauge of 1524 mm / 5ft., instead of standard gauge 1435 mm used in the rest of Europe) in the Lviv workshops and received a new armoured locomotive series "O" from former "Smialy-szeroki" train in order to operate on Soviet railways.
The first - and last - major battle in which it took part was the battle of the Bzura river - a Polish attempt at a counter-offensive.
derela.republika.pl /danuta.htm   (3514 words)

  
 History and chronology of World War, 2nd Poland
German troops concentrate on the Polish border after the Polish ultimatum to Danzig
The Bzura "pocxket" is contained by the German Army Group South
Evidence by the NAZIs emerges of a massacre of Polish officers & soldiers by Russia
www.datesofhistory.com /World-War,-2nd-Poland.general.html   (321 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Poland 1939: the Birth of Blitzkrieg: Books: Steven Zaloga,Howard Gerrard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Several fascinating aspects of the war emerge for further consideration, such as the fact that in the Battle of Bzura, the Poles caught the Wehrmacht with its pants down, with the Germans badly over-extended.
The capability of the Polish forces to hold their own against their foe was demonstrated with the initial attack, in which the Poles slammed two German divisions backwards into retreat, capturing over 1,500 prisoners in the process.
In particular, the defense conducted by a Polish Cavalry brigade at Mokra against the 4th Panzer Division on 1 September demonstrates that the initial German use of armored units in combat could be clumsy and costly at times.
www.amazon.ca /Poland-1939-Blitzkrieg-Steven-Zaloga/dp/1841764086   (2987 words)

  
 Kleine Kriegshefte #9 (1941)
The captured Tommies reported that as a result of the chaos of battle and their shrinking territory, the communication system had failed totally.
We recalled the battle on the Bzura, where the Polish command's orders could not reach the encircled troops.
The fact that these battles went as planned on our side is due primarily to our flawlessly functioning communication equipment.
www.calvin.edu /academic/cas/gpa/kheft09.htm   (1851 words)

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