Battle of Lille 1940

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Battle of Lille 1940

Post by ewir54.69 » 25 Nov 2019 10:50

Hi! I'm interested in the western front of 1940.
I am looking for information about the Battle of Lille on 25-30.05.1940. First of all, fights II. and VIII.AK.
May 29 11. ID attacked on the right wing of the corps between Lille and Haubourdin with IR 2. and 44 in the first line, and IR 23. protected the right flank of the corps. The division was in contact with the 1st ID of VIII. AK.
Do you have detailed information about the battles for Loos and Lille?
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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by ewir54.69 » 25 Nov 2019 22:11

I found information that the storming of the city began on 31.05.40 at 9.05. Five minutes earlier artillery fire. After the battle, 267.I. D soldiers killed French soldiers in Haubourdin.

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by ewir54.69 » 28 Nov 2019 22:05

Hi guys!
In W. Haupt's book Sieg ohne Lorbeer I read that the 11th Infantry Division on 27.05.40 cleanses the host city of Lens. Do you have any details about these fights? greetings

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 22 Dec 2019 20:42

Have you looked at any French language sources for this?

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by ewir54.69 » 24 Dec 2019 00:09

Hello good man!
No, I don't know where to look for them.
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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Kelvin » 29 Dec 2019 10:43

Book " why France collapse" has some description in battle of Lille , mostly action of French Units.

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 02 Jan 2020 19:31

Kelvin wrote:
29 Dec 2019 10:43
Book " why France collapse" has some description in battle of Lille , mostly action of French Units.
Are you referring to the history Chapman authored?

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Hohlladung » 02 Jan 2020 22:44

Hi,
You will find a short description of the attack on Lille in:
Trail and Fate of the 11.th Inf. Div.
by Werner Buxa
ISBN 3-89555-183-X

I will post a few pics from my private collection, but have to rezise them first.

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Jan 2020 20:24

Hi,
From my private collection.
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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Hohlladung » 03 Jan 2020 20:30

And another
rsz_img_20200103_143555096.jpg
Can someone identify the church?
Eglise Saint-Michel?

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Cameleonclyde » 03 Jan 2020 23:57

Hohlladung wrote:
03 Jan 2020 20:30
And another
rsz_img_20200103_143555096.jpg

Can someone identify the church?
Eglise Saint-Michel?

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That's the palais Rameau. I live in Lille! There, you can see Trieb Herbert on this paper!
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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Cameleonclyde » 04 Jan 2020 00:09

ewir54.69 wrote:
24 Dec 2019 00:09
Hello good man!
No, I don't know where to look for them.
Regards ewir
Here's most of it!
"Quand Lille avait faim" written in 1945 by L.Détrez
"Lille 1939-1945" (Three volumes) by J.Caniot
"Mai 1940 Sang et larmes sur le Nord" By J-P.Visse
"Lille-Roubaix-Tourcoing sous l'occupation" G.Landry
"La bataille de Lille 1940" Y.Buffetaut (Ysec collection) The cheapest and the most technical
"Le nord pas de calais dans la main allemande" E.Dejonghe
"Tragédies en Flandres" By Chatelle

Most of these about the occupation! I think what you are looking for is "La bataille de Lille 1940", it's about the battle and not about the occupation :D

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Re: Battle of Lille 1940

Post by Hohlladung » 04 Jan 2020 20:40

Ah merci,
Very interesting.
Thx for sharing.
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