The rules are in Polish. This game is the ancestor of all the games from the system W (Wrzesien – September ), but is not part of the system!. It was stratgic point in all known war coflicts, especially during The Battle of The Bzura River in September In first days of September. When the Bzura River battle lasted Wystawa Bitwa nad Bzurą connected with the defence of Sochaczew from 13th to the 16th of September
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And what about the enemy so far?: General Kutrzeba took both of them in order to avoid traffic jamming. In consequence, on 13 IX Poles withdrew to the north behind the Bzura river, and at the same time Germans retreated to the south, behind the city of Lodz. There are also documents from fighting connected with the defence of Sochaczew from 13th to the 16th of September Besonders der gestrige Tag hatte es in sich.
Not knowing the enemy breakthrough around Tomaszow-Maz. In addition, it happened so that the moment when general Kutrzeba decided to stop his attack because of allegedly stiffening German resistanceexactly coincided with the moment when general Blaskowitz finally and decisively ordered the general retreat of his 8th Army.
Battle of the Bzura
You can find there:. The German offensive proved the folly of the border defense plan in the first days of the war. In one of the rooms you can see the most valuable exhibits acquired over many years of searching conducted by the museum in the area of the battlefield of the Bzura River. Finally far to the east some elements belonging to the 10 AOK under General v. View all posts by Muzeum.
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In the meantime General Kutrzeba sent a report about the meeting to the High Command and Marshall Rydz-Smigly answered on Sep 09 ordering the big attack with the Pomorze Army subordinated to Poznan Army; also he assigned as objective the area of Radom and determined the Vistula crossing by Bura.
Es ging ziemlich hart her. General Kutrzeba drew his plan as follows: However the assault lacked heavy artillery support and besides, in spite of the enemy losses, the ground seized was not important.
Modlin 16—19 September . Even if a local crisis- and possibly a serious one at that- were to arise here, it would have not the least bearing on the operations as a whole. For this reason, on 8th and 9th September I had repeatedly pointed out to the Chief-of-Staff of Eighth Army that he must pay special heed to reconnaissance on his northern flank The annihilation of the Armies Pomorze and Poznan.
Wollen erst mal sehen, ob der Polen diesen Besuch gestattet.
Initially underestimating the Polish advance, the Germans decided on 11 September to redirect the main force of the German 10th Armythe German 4th Armythe reserves of the Army Group Southand aircraft from 4th Air Fleet towards the Bzura. The Polish plan for defense against the German invasion, Plan Westcalled for the defense of the borders.
He hesitated and doubted in strength of his forces in the most inappropriate moment – bsura determination was indispensable. It was the longest battle of one city ignoring Warsaw, Hel or Westerplatte during the whole campaign of year. 139
Not today, but expect my reply soon! The battle of Bzura. The 8 AOK under General v. It began as a Polish counter-offensive, but the Germans outflanked the Polish forces and took all of western Poland.
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Archived from the original on This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat The big attack was planned as follows: The attack from all sides on Polish positions started on 16 September, with the support of the Luftwaffe. In first days of September Campaign two Polish armies — the Poznan Army and the Pomeranian Army, which were withdrawing from the Pomerania and the Wielkopolska Region, had been overreached on their retreat way by fast german units approaching Warsaw — the capital city of Poland.
W tle wysadzony most. General Bortnowski stated the operation could be a big one involving both armies or a minor one with local counterattacks only, in such a case his army would not be halted in its withdrawal to Warsaw.
At this point however, Bortnowski ordered the 26th Infantry Division to retreat. Both Generals ended the meeting with the following agreement; their staffs would meet immediately for a planning conference Poznan Army: Auch damals trug die Armee die Nr. Immediately General Kutrzeba shifted his Army towards Leczycy on the Bzura river bank in order to establish there the line of departure; he also sent the plan to Brest-Litowsk by plane hence Marshall Rydz-Smigly between the sword and the wall gave the approval constituting the Group Poznan-Torun but without establishing its Commanding Officer.
Cavalry Brigade “Wielkopolska” Great Poland. The campaign had run so smoothly and so completely according to plan that one was tempted to believe that little could happen now to interrupt or cause any real change in the scheduled course of operations.
Date 9—19 September  Polish cavalry brigade “Wielkopolska” during the battle. Trotz aller Schwierigkeiten der Versorgung greift der Pole immer wieder an. But what’s about the Germans? He had learned of the withdrawal of the German 4th Panzer Division from the outskirts of Warsaw, and was concerned that this Panzer division posed a threat to his men.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post. Discussions on WW2 in Eastern Europe. Sochaczew defence in September The biggest battle in war Tadeusz Kutrzeba, the commander of the Poznan Army wanted his army to have some movement space needed for any futher military operations.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Unique movie showing German forces crossing Bzura river in Sochaczew in September On the contrary, it actually offered us the chance of winning a big victory, since strong enemy forces had now been committed to a battle west of the Vistula, and this, if the right actions were taken on our own side, would end in their destruction. On 15 and 16 September, Army Pomorze took up defensive positions on the north bank of the Bzura.
The campaign also showed the importance of taking initiative, proved that horse cavalry units were still an important factor on the battlefield, and proved the importance of air superiority as well as confirmed that simple numerical superiority did still matter.