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- 100000 POWs
Domen121 wrote:In tactical and operational sense - yes, however not so brilliant because it costed them a lot of effort and casualties.
Domen121 wrote:But in strategic sense the battle of Bzura was definitely Polish success and German failure - because it involved major German forces (both land and Luftwaffe) which could have been used in any other - more important (until the Soviet Invasion of Poland) - part of the frontline in Poland:
Domen121 wrote:Moreover - unexpected and dangerous Polish offensive as well as later fierce resistance at the Bzura considerably delayed German air and land main offensive against Warsaw - which was very important for the German side even after the Soviet Invasion.
Domen121 wrote:The battle of Bzura involved up to around 200 - 205,000 soldiers on the Polish side and around 470 - 480,000 soldiers on the German side - if including only Heer forces, without Luftwaffe.
Domen121 wrote:- 100000 POWs
Rather something between 116,000 and 132,000.
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