Dot Sur La Mappe

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Dot Sur La Mappe

Post by Sniperdoc » 13 Feb 2003 05:37

I'm curious, has anyone else heard anything about this town/1940's battle in France?

Some excerpts from this site:

http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~warden/ww2/fr1940-1.htm
The area was defended by the French 60th Infantry Division, advanced elements of which (in Petite Dot Sur La Mappe) had already been engaged in light skirmishing with the leading (and thoroughly exhausted) elements of Totenkopf.

The French counter-attack force was the 1st DCR, a regular unit that was well equipped with modern tanks, and was under the command of the egregious General de Brigade Coeur du Roi. 1st DCR had to undertake an overnight road march of some 50km to reach the area in question.

Unknown to the French, SS-Totenkopf-Regiment was only the advance guard of a German column, the main strength of which - the veteran 2. Panzer-Division - would due to arrive in the area at around the same time as 1st DCR. It will be recalled that 2. Panzer-Division was at this time commanded by the dynamic General der Panzertruppen 'Willy' Wilhelm, who was later to achieve fame both for his role as adviser to the Finnish Army and his Wehrmacht publication 'A Wine Looter's Guide To Occupied Europe'.
I cannot find this town in ANY online atlas or internet site. Help?!?!

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Post by Max » 13 Feb 2003 08:04

Dot Sur La Mappe
I cannot find this town in ANY online atlas or internet site. Help?!?!
As anyone familiar with Australian WWI battle sites in France can tell you, Dot Sur La Mappe is about 5 km south of the village Le Stumpe Noir.
Australian Lighthorse [unmounted] were very active in this area under the command of Brigadier General D. Barkle resulting in the granting of a VC [highest Australian/British award for valour] to Private P. Parts.
http://www.chapter-one.com/vc/default.asp
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Post by Max » 15 Feb 2003 09:04

This thread should have been moved to the games and movies forum - for obvious reasons.
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