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#1 SOAR21

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 04:13 AM

What went wrong for the Germans? What went right for the Poles?
Luck? or Skill?
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#2 Domen121

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 11:05 AM

Ratio of forces in the battle of Mokra-Ostrowy (1 - 2 September 1939):

Poles/Germans:

1) tanks: 19*/341 --------------------- (ratio: 1:18)
2) armored cars: 8/90 ----------------- (ratio: 1:11)
3) AT guns: 20/60 --------------------- (ratio: 1:3)
4) artillery guns: 20*/48 --------------- (see below)
5) infantry guns: 0/16 ----------------- (ratio 4.&5. - 1:3)
6) heavy mortars: 4/36 ---------------- (ratio - 1:9)
7) light mortars: 18/ca. 60 ------------- (ratio - 1:3)
8) infantry & sapper battalions: 6**/6 -- (ratio - 1:1)
9) AA battalions: 0/1 ------------------- (ratio - 0:1)
10) thousand soldiers: ca. 8/ca. 16 ----- (ratio - 1:2)

+ German air support.

*Including armament of armored train "Smialy".
**Each cavalry regiment counted as one infantry battalion.

Battlefield:

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Edited by Domen121, 09 May 2011 - 01:07 PM.


#3 Domen121

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:19 PM

"1st battery of 2nd DAK in the battle of Mokra" by Edward Mesjasz:

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"2nd battery of 2nd DAK in the battle of Mokra" by Edward Mesjasz:

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"3rd battery of 2nd DAK in the battle of Mokra" by Edward Mesjasz:

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Source: http://www.dobroni.p...-pod-mokra,6640

Here photos from the battlefield of Mokra (1939 photos) in this thread:

zdjcia z pola bitwy - Mokra 1939 - Oglnopolski miesicznik ODKRYWCA


And here some photos of graves of German soldiers KIA in the battle of Mokra:

http://s04.trixum.de...073003P1596.jpg

http://s03.trixum.de...073882P1596.jpg

http://s04.trixum.de...075848P1596.jpg

http://s04.trixum.de...071204P1596.jpg

http://s04.trixum.de...072164P1596.jpg

From:

2.WK Foto POLENFELDZUG GRĂ„BER vom 1.9.1939 | eBay

Edited by Domen121, 08 July 2011 - 04:39 PM.


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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:24 PM

All graves on these photos are graves of soldiers KIA near Mokra III (there were 3 villages - Mokra I, Mokra II and Mokra III).

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Posted 08 July 2011 - 04:34 PM

2nd DAK (seee pictures above) = 2nd Horse Artillery Battalion (integral artillery battalion of Volhynian Cavalry Brigade).

Casualties of 2nd DAK in the battle of Mokra:

- ca. 30 KIA
- ca. 50 WIA
- ca. 30 MIA
- 5 guns lost (destroyed)
- 4 machine guns lost
- 9 ammunition trailers lost
- 115 horses dead




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