Brest Garrision June 1940

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Kelvin
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Brest Garrision June 1940

Post by Kelvin » 17 Feb 2020 16:07

Hi, everyone, I want to know actual French order of battle in Brest when 5. Pz division captured it in June 1940 :

I know it had IV/208e RI, 207e and 208e Machine gun companies and one artillery Battalion, and some more for that port ? And what casualties French suffered like killed or POW ? Thank

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Re: Brest Garrision June 1940

Post by Loïc » 19 Feb 2020 02:04

hello

the 208e RI was linked to Normandy, all its coastal battalions (IV V VII) but one (VI) disbanded

the battalion in Brest was to the 248e RI but also sent to Normandy

no ideas for POW's or casualties
Brest has been largely evacuated by the Navy, even its march battalion of Fusiliers-Marins with the lasts remaining "handlers-warehousemen and paper-pushers" organized for its defence

remained the 2 battalions of the 112e Régiment Regional with their Gras model 1874, one machine-gun company from Alpine Chasseurs Battalions, 4 or 5 companies from a Colonial Infantry Depot, improvised batteries served by sailors and headed by Naval Engineers (a Navy Officers branch)...

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Re: Brest Garrision June 1940

Post by Kelvin » 19 Feb 2020 05:44

Loïc wrote:
19 Feb 2020 02:04
hello

the 208e RI was linked to Normandy, all its coastal battalions (IV V VII) but one (VI) disbanded

the battalion in Brest was to the 248e RI but also sent to Normandy

no ideas for POW's or casualties
Brest has been largely evacuated by the Navy, even its march battalion of Fusiliers-Marins with the lasts remaining "handlers-warehousemen and paper-pushers" organized for its defence

remained the 2 battalions of the 112e Régiment Regional with their Gras model 1874, one machine-gun company from Alpine Chasseurs Battalions, 4 or 5 companies from a Colonial Infantry Depot, improvised batteries served by sailors and headed by Naval Engineers (a Navy Officers branch)...
Hi, Loic, thank a lot for your help.

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