Hello to all
; well following with the story now the 256 ID was advancing towards Belgium ...............
Selzaete - May 1940.
Assault on Selzaete.
On May 21, 1940 the motorcyclists squadron of the 2nd Regiment of Guides, reinforced by a Platoon of machine guns, carried out reconnaissance of the enemy towards Koewacht and Hulst; the regiment was marching through Mauritsfort, Philippine, De Haven, Waterland-Oudeman, heading to Selzaete where along with the 2nd Regiment of Cyclists should relieve the 6 DI in the Terneuzen Canal.
That very day the 2nd Guides took the defensive sector as ordered, occupying its positions in Selzaete, reinforced with the 1. Battery of the I. Group of the 18 Horse-drawn Artillery Regiment with three pieces. The bridge had been blown. Around 23:00 hours the German troops had occupied the eastern shore and the pier located there.
Sources: 47. Army Photo Album - 256 Inf Div_archivos. Historical Media, LLC. Sábado, 09 de Febrero de 2008, 08:10:04http://www.stappenentrappen.be/zelzatetweedegidsenpad.htm
Gesicht unterm helm. 1941.http://www.deuzie.be/artikels/19-2-03.htm
Cav. Motorisée Belge. Vol 5.
Das Grüne Regiment: Der Weg d. 256. Infanterie-Division aus d. Sicht d. Regiments 481. Barbara Selz.
Cheers. Raúl M
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