Panzerregiment 1: From Origin to the Polish Campaign. Vol.1
Panzerregiment 1: From Origin to the Polish Campaign. Vol.1 is the first in a planned series on the history of Panzerregiment 1.
The book describes its emergence from the Reichswehr Kraftfahrtruppe before 1935 and its development during the years of rearmament before the outbreak of World War II. The central part of the book describes the regiment’s deployment as part of the 1. Panzerdivision during the Polish Campaign in September 1939.
Deployed as a critical component in the focal point of the 10. Armee, the division made a decisive breakthrough towards the Vistula, which contributed significantly to the quick and decisive end to the campaign. The battles at Rozprza, Piotrkow, and the great Vistula bend are described and analysed in detail from both a German and a Polish point of view.
Staffing overviews for all years, 207 leaders’ biographies and the dog tag lists of the entire regiment at the beginning of the war are documented in this comprehensive work.
In addition to extensive literature, newspapers, and the official war diaries and memorabilia of the participants, the previously unpublished casualty reports from the former Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) were evaluated and give an impression of the severity of the battles.
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Author: Rico Unger, Daniel Jurt & Glen Hendricks
Maps, tables & charts: 48+
Physical: Hardcover, 290x225mm, portrait
- Part 1
Creation of Kraftfahrlehrkommando II Ohrdruf
Training and Trial-Exercise 35
- Part 2
Creation of Panzerregiment 1
Nuremberg 1936 – Presentation of the regimental colors
Wehrmacht maneuvers of 1937
Service in Sudetenland
Last year of peace
The way to war
- Part 3
Start of the campaign
Battle of Piotrków
Breakthrough to the Vistula River
Battle at the Bzura
The end of the campaign
- Part 4
Personnel 1934 to 1939
Erkennungsmarkenverzeichnis (Dog Tag List)
Panzers 1934 to 1939
About the Authors
- Rico Unger served in the German Bundeswehr between 1997 and 2009, in Panzerbataillon 304, 143
and 183. He is a long-time collector of memorablia of the German Panzertruppe.
- Daniel Jurt served in the Swiss Armed Forces from 1995 to 2008, in Panzerbataillon 13, including 7 years as commander of Pz Kp 13/3 (Leopard 2A4). He currently serves as a Major in the Staff, Mech Br 11.
- Glen Hendricks is a retired metal worker. From his youth, he developed a keen interest in history, particularly military history. Through his interest in World War II, he became a collector of military insignia.