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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 12:50 pm 
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As the anniversary of Polish Defensive War Sept-Oct. 1939 is just passing by, there are lots of reenactment events covering that subject over here.

One of them was 'Batlle of Mlawa'. During the 3-day battle, Polish units fought bravely against numerous German attackers, despite being heavily outnumbered (about 40 to 1). German forces included ad hoc created 7thKempf Panzer Division, incorporating some SS-VT units. Polish defensive lines were based on some static defenses.

For exact details on actual events pls see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_M%C5%82awa

Reenactment event scenario was based on defense of bunker and extensive trench lines reinforced by barb-wire and simulated minefileds - see plan drawing:

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Other features that might be of interest:
- 1939 environment on both sides, unusual to later campaigns (see M16 helmets in apfelgrun being used)
- SS-VT units dressed in early verisions of camouflage uniforms
- air support to German side with pyrotechnic assist
- Polish uniforms, equip and weaponry - including 1928 Browning machine gun, licensed from US, only slightly different to American BAR as used in the war;
- Polish cavalry units !
- armour: fully restored and moving Panzer II all in proper markings and painting (totally different from later campaigns), Polish tankettes and 1934 armoured cars.

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and the 'source' of the above ;)
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My colleagues of the same association:
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More of our group: http://spmip.mojeforum.net/viewtopic.php?t=667

1934 armourd car moves in to support:
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TKS tankette:
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Cavalry:
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Hold the lineeeeeee !
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Panzer II:
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Kradschutzen and SdKfz251:
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Particularly good piccies can be found here (cant paste due to copyright):

http://www.gryszpanowicz.pl/bitwa

and here:

http://www.poloniamilitaris.pl/?tryb=news&id_news=1110

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:44 pm 
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German Pioniers in action :wink: :

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=SQKjbIO77fA


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:41 pm 
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Superb stuff! As always!! Extremely impressed.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:24 am 
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Mario , that is some series of photos , done in great style with an important message from history in the Vanguard.
Thankyou for a reminder of what took place in this month and for the update.
If you have any more photos I for one would be delighted and endebted if you could post them up when time allows.
thanks again
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:28 am 
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Hi Mario33 , well done on posting these super photos .My god they look so real , it is great to see this important part of Polish history being remembered .

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:41 pm 
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as always mario33 fantastic pictures mate , some of the best to be posted on this forum :D

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:54 pm 
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well done , fantastic looking display all round , great efforts made by ye on that one , wow
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:33 am 
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As bonus for all of you.

Scene from another Sept 1939 reeenactment event - Battle of Bzura (of last weekend).

Chaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarge !

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Mind you, cavalry charges with sabres were really rare, only when suprise factor was in place or tactical opportunity arisen. contrary to German propaganda sources, usually they fought on foot, with rifles and aniti-tank guns. horses were almost exclusively way of transportation.

Will try to point some pics for you to see...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:36 pm 
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Mario , if my quote Captain Anson "Worth waiting for".
Thanks Mario - fantastic photos and well worth seeing. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:38 pm 
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So, another bonus :)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:01 pm 
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Really super photos Mario love the calvary stuff and the early vehicles are outstanding to say the least !!!!!

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