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Kent72903 wrote:A quick question, when you write "mobilized" as part of a division or regimental name is this the same as the english term "Reserve?"
Kent72903 wrote:Thanks again dibo
Next question: Krali Marko border fortification line
Most of the references I can find for this line of fortifications are post war and refer to Russian and German tanks being buried and used as armored pill boxes. What was the extent of the fortifications in 1939? Were they upgraded during the war years? How would you compare them to western fortifications? Would you consider them the equal of the West Wall or Stalin Line?
Kent72903 wrote:Thanks again!
In my readings I gathered the impression that the Army and divisional headquarters served more as administrative agencies rather than exercising tactical control. Is this a reasonable view of the situation?
Kent72903 wrote:One example leading me to this conclusion was the case of the 16th division. there were several regiments including some border guards grouped as an Agean command, which after some time were collectively upgraded to the status of a division.
Kent72903 wrote:Another question I had, is pointed out by your observation that all the 20's numbered divisions were pretty much adhoc units organized for a specific purpose (usually, occupation duties). The question is, when one of these "reserve" divisions was demobilized what happened to the attached regiments? were they also demobilized or did they just return to their home base until needed again?
Kent72903 wrote:Looking back over everything I've come up with a couple of last questions.
1) What were the regimental numbers for the original 24 regular infantry regiments?
Kent72903 wrote:2) In your post on the Screening Front you show the 12 ID attached to the group of armies in February of 41 but in your list of divsions you show them activated in 44. Which is correct? Was it activated and deactivated several times?
Kent72903 wrote:3) Also, in your post on the screening Front, you mention Militia Infantry Regiments which were mobilized and formed as part of the screening Front. How many Militia units were there?
Kent72903 wrote:4) Engineer and Construction Battalions- When discusing the fortifications you mention the 1st to 4th Engineers and the 1st to 6th and 8th Construction Batallions. Where these part of the regiments attached to the four armies? Or, were they in addition to those regiments.
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