Polish soldiers in the Wehrmacht/Waffen-SS?

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Post by polskifone » 11 Dec 2005 21:32

:D Glad you found it interesting... 8 chapters were enough!!! I even had to cut one chapter when I presented my PhD. I got a bit carried away writing it! Got my Doctorate all the same.

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Mark

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Polish Legion in Abwehr

Post by Semenov » 03 Jan 2006 01:07

Hi,
I know that in summer 1944 Abwehrgruppe-209 started preparation polish POW's from soviet Woisko Polsko in Skernewitze POW's lager. In semptember 1944 it formed Polish legion. In october 1944 legion location in Zhehuw (m.b I wrong in Polish name), in december 1944near Tomashyw. In january 1945 legion was transfered in Abwehrkommando-204 in Bydgosch. In february legion was in Stolp. It was planned that legion will stay in Tucholsky woods for partisan action. Legion decided on two group: 1st- CO leutnant Machnik (42man) and 2nd- CO leutnant Errling (21 man). In february both group's was destroy.

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Post by timotheus » 17 Jan 2006 09:00

So what happened to this legion? Any combat? All deserted?
Sources?

Never heard of such a legion from ex Ludowe Wojsko Polskie (communist polish army troops) being formed in 1944?

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Polish volunteers in german army..?

Post by Bullet-in » 14 Mar 2006 10:28

I know that some number of poles served in german army during ww2, propably some cavalry and infantry troops, i just dont know actually nothing else really about them, help me out, commanders, groups, german divisions where served etc..
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Post by mugge333 » 14 Mar 2006 13:52

Hi Bullet-in.

There is a small description of polish volunteers on feldgrau.com:

http://www.feldgrau.com/articles.php?ID=47

Its not much, but its a start.

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Post by Askold » 14 Mar 2006 17:51

If you do a forum search you'll find a big discussion on this subject.

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About feldgrau

Post by Bullet-in » 14 Mar 2006 18:43

Jeah, i know about topics in feldgrau, aint much of help about them...For example i have read somewhere about polish tank crews or something like that..
Regards, anybody who could help me out, thanks.

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Post by DANNYBOY » 19 Mar 2006 22:33

There is the difference between nationality and citizenship. Some Polish citizens signed so called "volkslist" and became Volksdeutch - German formerly living as a Polish citizen in Poland, now German citizen living outside the Reich. Reichdeutsch was always better than Volksdeutsch. His blood was much pure, much German. They had german roots or were German minority in Poland and they had a privilege to serve in German units as a ordinary German soldiers in ordinary units. There were no Polish units in any German military structure during WW II.

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Post by Askold » 20 Mar 2006 18:01

Polish Baudienst (pic from internet)
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Post by Bullet-in » 21 Mar 2006 09:30

Thanks guys, exellent pictures...!

regards. Miika

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Post by AdaOg » 21 Mar 2006 09:56

Askold,

except your description under the picture can you give us the source?

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Post by Askold » 22 Mar 2006 00:16

I already did - didn't you read the post?

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Post by Bullet-in » 22 Mar 2006 08:35

I still need information about polish personnell in german army, especially about polish tank crews in eastern front&sicily -43, i have also read from somewhere about polish anti partisan units in former Czhechoslovakia (sorry about any mistakes in my english)..

Thanks in advance. Miika T.

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Post by AdaOg » 22 Mar 2006 08:56

Askold wrote:I already did - didn't you read the post?


Pic from internet?
Is that your source or I'm blind?

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Post by Musashi » 22 Mar 2006 10:03

AdaOg wrote:
Askold wrote:I already did - didn't you read the post?


Pic from internet?
Is that your source or I'm blind?

You are not blind, I don't see anything more, either.

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