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Battle of Wizna, WWII invasion.


jasinski 10 | 62
1 Sep 2010 #1
720 poles hold off 42,000 germans(350 tanks) for three days during WWII invasion.
pawian 170 | 11,468
1 Sep 2010 #2
Wizna, in case someone wants to google for more.

A song about it:


noreenb 7 | 557
15 Sep 2010 #3
It's a pity, that nobody continues this topic.

Battle of Wizna was finished when germans won a last bunker there. Hurricane attacks of artylery, bombardments, charges of two german divisions preceded the end of the battle. After it cpt Raginis killed himself. He hasn't abandoned his position.
pawian 170 | 11,468
15 Sep 2010 #4
After it cpt Raginis killed himself. He hasn't abandoned his position.

Yes, he was a man of honour.
Ironside 49 | 10,349
15 Sep 2010 #5
It's a pity, that nobody continues this topic.

Maybe nobody is interested. You should make a thread about Jews or about polish girls, then you'll capture posters interest and they'll buzz about like flays around ....!
pawian 170 | 11,468
15 Sep 2010 #6
What is the sense in developing threads which one day will land in Archives and will be closed for ever?
I have lost a few threads in this way, though I had planned to continue them after a break...

If you want to add to a history thread that is archived, you could ask for it to be made live again
Ironside 49 | 10,349
15 Sep 2010 #7
What is the sense in developing threads

What is the sense to developing threads at all? Its not like it has some eternal or educational valour, the only value such threads have is becouse they provide information and allow poster to exchange their views on a many subject.
noreenb 7 | 557
15 Sep 2010 #8
Ironside
Maybe nobody is interested.

Hrrr....Maybe. But I see that at least few are interested. Besides, maybe should you start a thread about Jews and wait how people will be buzzing about it?

Pawian
What is the sense in developing threads which one day will land in archives and will be closed for ever?

Waiting for this how threads will be archived looks a bit helpless.
Ironside 49 | 10,349
15 Sep 2010 #9
Maybe. But I see that at least few are interested.

Who? all three ?
pawian, you and me?:)
I know it all, about September campaign 1939 against Germany the best ever analysis of the military aspect you can find in "Kampania WrzeĊ›niowa" Marian Porwit (major or colonel - pre-war).

Besides, maybe should you start a thread about Jews and wait how people will be buzzing about it?

Hey! I can make such a thread or multiple threads that the all PF will buzz, even a "sleeping members" - I'm not a troll, though!
SzwedwPolsce 11 | 1,595
16 Sep 2010 #10
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wizna
convex 20 | 3,978
16 Sep 2010 #11
Proves that fortifications buy time, if nothing else. Anyone know why the Germans didn't just advance around it and leave a siege force to wait them out?
nott 3 | 594
16 Sep 2010 #12
Eh? Were you hiding ?

Just didn't happen to draw my attention. My historical education is rather haphazard, and I wasn't particularly interested in the September Campaign.

For example, the 'cavalry against tanks' - I knew a different story than the currently prevailing. There was a German documentary showing clearly ulans charging at tanks. The explanation was, the surrounded cavalry unit chose a surprising charge as a means of breaking through. Tanks formation was the best choice in the situation, and the whole thing showed the clearness of mind of a Polish commander rather, than obvious stupidity. Losses were insignificant, 2 or 3 people. This might've been some other event, though, not Krojanty, I don't remember.

Question remains, how come there was a German cameraman at the ready during a surprising charge.
Ironside 49 | 10,349
16 Sep 2010 #13
Anyone know why the Germans didn't just advance around it and leave a siege force to wait them out?

For the simple reason that these fortifications were build in the most convenient way of advance - for logistical reasons. A Heavy equipment and all those details. :)

Just didn't happen to draw my attention.

happens :)

For example, the 'cavalry against tanks'

there wasn't such action, however if you put on the battlefield horses and tanks, chances are that they will collide sometimes!


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