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Encyclopedia > Battle of Modlin
Ruins of the southern bridgehead
Battle of Modlin
Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939
Date September 13 to September 29, 1939
Place Modlin village, Modlin Fortress
Result Polish capitulation
Combatants
Poland Germany
Commanders
Wiktor Thommée ?
Strength
? ?
Casualties
? ?
Polish Defence War of 1939
Westerplatte - Krojanty - Mława - Mokra - Gdańsk Bay - Mikołów - Pszczyna - Węgierska Górka - Jordanów - Tuchola Forest - Łódź - Borowa Góra - Piotrków - Tomaszów - Różan - Radom - Łomża - Wola Cyrusowa - Hel - Wizna - Gdynia - Iłża - Warsaw - Bzura - Jarosław - Modlin - Kałuszyn - Węgrów - Lwów - Kobryń - Brześć - Kępa Oksywska - Tomaszów Lubelski - Kampinos Forest - Janów Lubelski, Wereszyca and Hołosko - Krasnystaw - Grodno - Cześniki - Krasnobród - Władypol - Szack - Wytyczno - Parczew - Kock

During the Polish September Campaign at the beginning of the Second World War, Modlin Fortress was a headquarters of the Modlin Army until it retreated eastwards. From September 13 to September 29, 1939 it was defended by Polish forces under command of general Wiktor Thommée against assaulting German units. During that time, the fighting was closely connected with the strategical situation of the battle of Warsaw. Polish Defence War of 1939 Conflict World War II Date 1 September - 6 October 1939 Place Poland Result Decisive German and Soviet victory The Polish September Campaign (alternatively refered to as the German plan Fall Weiss) refers to the conquest of Poland by the armies of Nazi Germany and the... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Modlin was a village near Warsaw in Poland near the banks of rivers Narew and Vistula. ... Modlin Fortress (Polish Twierdza Modlin) is one of the biggest 19th century fortresses in Poland. ... Westerplatte Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 1 to September 7, 1939 Place Westerplatte peninsula in Gdańsk Result ? Westerplatte is a peninsula in Gdańsk, at an estuary of the Dead Vistula (one of the Vistula delta estuaries), in the Gdańsk harbour channel. ... Battle of Krojanty Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 1, 1939 Place near the village of Krojanty, Pomerania Result Polish victory The Battle of Krojanty was part of the Polish September Campaign. ... In the history of warfare there were several battles fought in the vicinity of the city of Łódź: Battle of Łódź (1914) during World War I Battle of Łódź (1939) during Polish Defence War of 1939 This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Battle of Wizna Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 7-September 10, 1939 Place Wizna near Poland Result unconcluded Battle of Wizna (sometimes referred to as the Polish Thermopylae) was fought between September 6 and September 10, 1939, between the forces of Poland and Germany during the initial... Battle of Warsaw Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date 8 to September 28, 1939 Place Warsaw, Poland Result Polish defeat The 1939 Battle of Warsaw was fought between the Polish Warsaw Army (Armia Warszawa) garrisoned and entrenched in the capital of Poland (Warsaw) and the German Army. ... Polish Bofors AA gun and a bombed column of Polish Army during the battle Categories: Historical stubs | World War II operations and battles of Poland | Polish battles ... Battle of Lwów Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 12 to 22, 1939 Place Lwów, Poland Result Polish defeat The Battle of Lwów (sometimes called the Siege of Lwów) was a battle for the control over the Polish city of Lwów between the Polish Army and the invading... Battle of Kobryń Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 14-September 17, 1939 Place Kobryń Result unconcluded Battle of Kobryń was one of the battles of the Polish Defence War of 1939. ... Battle of Brześć Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 14-September 17, 1939 Place Fortress of Brześć Result unconcluded Battle of Brześć Litewski (otherwise known as the Siege of Brześć, Battle of Brest-Litovsk or simply Battle of Brześć) was a World War II battle that took place... Battle of Szack Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date September 28, 1939 Place Szack, Poland Result Polish victory Battle of Szack was one of the major battles between the Polish Army and the Red Army fought during the Polish Defence War of 1939. ... Battle of Kock Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date October 2nd - 5th, 1939 Place near Kock, Poland Germany Commanders Franciszek Kleeberg Gustav von Wiedesheim Strength ? ? Casualties 250 KIA unknown The Battle of Kock was the final battle of the Polish September Campaign at the beginning of World War II... Polish Defensive War of 1939 Conflict World War II Date 1 September - 6 October 1939 Place Poland Result Decisive German and Soviet victory The Polish September Campaign or Defensive War of 1939 (Polish: Wojna obronna 1939 roku) was the conquest of Poland by the armies of Nazi Germany, the Soviet... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Modlin Fortress (Polish Twierdza Modlin) is one of the biggest 19th century fortresses in Poland. ... Headquarters denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... General is a military rank, in most nations the highest rank, although some nations have the higher rank of Field Marshal. ... Battle of Warsaw Conflict Polish Defence War of 1939 Date 8 to September 28, 1939 Place Warsaw, Poland Result Polish defeat The 1939 Battle of Warsaw was fought between the Polish Warsaw Army (Armia Warszawa) garrisoned and entrenched in the capital of Poland (Warsaw) and the German Army. ...


Among Polish forces defending the fortress was an armoured train 'Śmierć'. Modlin anti-aircraft battery was the one that shot down the most German planes during the campaign. Modlin capitulated on September 29, as one of the last Polish units during the campaign. Armoured train is a train protected with armour. ... American troops man an anti-aircraft gun near the Algerian coastline in 1943 Anti-aircraft, or air defense, is any method of combating military aircraft from the ground. ... Surrender is when soldiers give up fighting and become prisoners of war, either as individuals or when ordered to by their officers. ... September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). ...


External link

  • Modlin fortress as seen from a satellite (http://geoengine.nima.mil/muse-cgi-bin/rast_roam.cgi?exttype=1&outputfile=roamoutput1112185964_31701.png&same_level=yes++++&oldproduct_level=DOI+10M&oldcenlat=52.4337829017477&oldcenlon=20.6732259114583&oldzoom=1&olddata_level=10M&oldisize=901&oldcoordtype=dd&oldhgttype=egmft&same_level=&olddbdbv_level=5&world_overview_x_org=-180.0&world_overview_file=world_overview_1112185976_7255.png&isize=901&zoom=1&cenlat=52.4337829017477&cenlon=20.6732259114583&coordtype=dd&cenht=139.596&hgttype=egmft&product_level=DOI+10M&bounds_feature_name=&enhntype=1&enhnstddev=&RoamLL.x=538&RoamLL.y=492&RoamLL=RoamLL&pixmove=1&gnsname=&gnscountry_code=) - green cross marks the southern bridgehead pictured above

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