Minor units trapped in Alsace-Lorraine 1940

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Minor units trapped in Alsace-Lorraine 1940

Post by Kelvin » 13 Feb 2020 15:28

Hi, everyone, I would like to ask if French 1er Cavalry Brigade and 3e Spahi Brigade were trapped in Alsace Lorriane by Guderian Panzergruppe and Heeresgruppe C ?

And organic Units of VI, XII, XIII, XX, XXI and Colonial Army Corps were also trapped in Alsace-Lorraine like 8e, 14e, 15e, 22e, 23e and 24e GRCA and 103e, 109e, 112e, 116e, 120e and 11e Colonial Corps Artillery Regiments and 606e, 612e, 613e, 620e, 621e and 622e Pioneer Regiment ? Thank

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Re: Minor units trapped in Alsace-Lorraine 1940

Post by Loïc » 15 Feb 2020 00:23

hello

all these units, both Horse Brigades and the various Army Corps elements were included in the great encirclement of the Armies of the East in the Vosges ~22/23th june 1940, the 116e RAL being partially captured and partially interned reaching Switzerland...

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Re: Minor units trapped in Alsace-Lorraine 1940

Post by Kelvin » 15 Feb 2020 08:17

Loïc wrote:
15 Feb 2020 00:23
hello

all these units, both Horse Brigades and the various Army Corps elements were included in the great encirclement of the Armies of the East in the Vosges ~22/23th june 1940, the 116e RAL being partially captured and partially interned reaching Switzerland...
Hello, Loic, thank so much for your help. I suppose three Armies organic Units : 403e, 405e, 408e, 413e, 415e, 418e, 423e, 425e and 428e Pioneer Regiments and also all 29 Fortress Regiments were trapped also ? Thank

And encirclement of 3e Cuirassee Division near Djion on 18th June 1940 was considered as part of Alsace-Lorraine encirclement ? Thank

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Re: Minor units trapped in Alsace-Lorraine 1940

Post by Loïc » 15 Feb 2020 16:35

hello

except some possible escaped elements, same fate, mainly captured or interned into Switzerland

Dijon it is Burgundy, an other area
it was because the germans coming from Champagne invading Burgundy then reaching Franche-Comté that the encirclement has been accomplished against the 3 Armies in the Vosges

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Re: Minor units trapped in Alsace-Lorraine 1940

Post by Kelvin » 17 Feb 2020 04:25

Loïc wrote:
15 Feb 2020 16:35
hello

except some possible escaped elements, same fate, mainly captured or interned into Switzerland

Dijon it is Burgundy, an other area
it was because the germans coming from Champagne invading Burgundy then reaching Franche-Comté that the encirclement has been accomplished against the 3 Armies in the Vosges

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Hi, Loic, thank for your Information. That mean 3e DIM was out of pocket.

BTW, in Flander pocket, actally only 1er and 7e Armee were considered being trapped in pocket and 9e Armee was not in pocket but only was defeated in Center ? Thank

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