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Encyclopedia > Battle of Wytyczno
Battle of Wytyczno
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Conflict: Polish Defensive War
Date: October 1, 1939
Location: Wytyczno near Włodawa, Poland
Outcome:
Combatants
Soviet Union Poland
Commanders
Wilhelm Orlik-Rueckemann
Strength
unknown 3,000
Casualties
unknown unknown
World War II: Polish Defensive 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

The battle of Wytyczno took place on October 1, 1939 near the village of Wytyczno near Włodawa in Poland. It was a struggle between the Polish forces of the Border Defence Corps of Gen. Wilhelm Orlik-Rückemann and the Soviet Red Army during the Polish Defensive War. Download high resolution version (980x1102, 509 KB)Map of Polish September Campaign entitled Poland Collapse from The Time newspaper 1939 September 25. ... Polish September Campaign Conflict World War II Date 1 September - 6 October 1939 Place Poland Result Decisive German and Soviet victory The Polish September Campaign — also known as Polish-German War of 1939, in Poland often as Wojna obronna 1939 roku (Defensive War of 1939), in Germany as Polish Campaign... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... // Events January-March January 2 - End of term for Frank Finley Merriam, 28th Governor of California. ... W is the twenty-third letter of the modern Latin alphabet. ... 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After the victorious battle of Szack of September 28, the Polish commander decided to cross the Bug river and continue the fight there. After a short rest, on September 30 the Poles had crossed the river. Although largely victorious in most of the fights against the Soviets, the Polish unit was reduced to merely 3,000 men, was lacking heavy equipment and ammunition. In adition, most of the soldiers of the Border Defence Corps had to cross large part of Poland, with an average unit crossing almost 500 kilometres in two weeks. 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. ... September 28 is the 271st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (272nd in leap years). ... Bug at Wlodawa One of the two rivers called Bug (pronounced Boog), the Western Bug, or Buh (Belarusian: Захо́дні Буг; Russian: За́падный Буг; Ukrainian: Західний Буг, Zakhidnyi Buh), flows from central Ukraine to the west, forming part of the boundary between that nation and Poland, passes along the Polish-Belarusian... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 92 days remaining. ...


After crossing the Włodawa-Trawniki road, shortly after 1 AM on October 1, the Polish unit was attacked by a tank unit of the Soviet 45th Rifle Division. Polish Bofors 37 mm guns opened fire at close distance and the Soviet unit withdrew loosing four T-26 tanks. Soon after daybreak the Soviets returned, this time with the majority of 45th division's units. The Soviets, expecting the Polish unit to be completely routed and composed entirely of officers, started a frontal assault on the village of Wytyczno. However, the Polish tabors cross the road into the forest behind the village and placed artillery posts there, which enabled the defending Poles to hold their positions. W is the twenty-third letter of the modern Latin alphabet. ... October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in Leap years). ... The Bofors 37 mm was a very common anti-tank gun used by all Allied forces during WW2. ... General characteristics Length: 4. ... This is an article on the military formation called tabor. ...


The struggle for the village continued, with both sides suffering heavy losses. At 9AM the Polish 75mm artillery had no more than 60 shells left and the howitzers had not more than 10 per barrel. To lessen the enemy pressure on the centre of the Polish units, Gen. Wilhelm Orlik-Rückemann ordered the Polesie Battalion to attack the left flank of the enemy. However, the soldiers were too tired to start the assault and most of them simply declined to follow the order. Commander of the Sarny Regiment, Col. Nikodem Sulik, reported that the Polish defences are getting weaker with every hour and with all probability the battle would end by dawn with a complete Polish defeat. At 10.30 a war council was held and it was decided that the only option for his men to survive is to withdraw, divide the unit onto smaller detachments and try to break through to the units of Independent Operational Group Polesie fighting nearby. At noon the Polish units succesfully withdrew to the forests. Most of them joined the other Polish unit, while Gen. Orlik-Rückemann found his way to Great Britain through Lithuania and Sweden. Loading a WW1 British 15 in (381 mm) howitzer A howitzer or hauwitzer is a type of field artillery. ... Independent Operational Group Polesie (Samodzielna Grupa Operacyjna Polesie, SGO Polesie) was one of the Polish Army Corps that took part in the Polish Defence War of 1939. ...


References

  • Czesław Grzelak (1993). Szack - Wytyczno 1939, Warsaw, Bellona. ISBN 8311093245.
  • "Karol Liszewski" (Ryszard Szawłowski) (1986 (1995)). Wojna polsko-sowiecka 1939, 520, Warsaw, Neriton. ISBN 8386842024.
  • Wilhelm Orlik-Rückemann (1985). Leopold Jerzewski Kampania wrześniowa na Polesiu i Wołyniu; 17.IX.1939-1.X.1939, 20, Warsaw, Głos.
  • Jerzy Łojek (1985). Agresja 17 września, 71, Warsaw, Most.

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Battle of Wytyczno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (492 words)
The battle of Wytyczno took place on October 1, 1939 near the village of Wytyczno near Włodawa in Poland.
It was a struggle between the Polish forces of the Border Defence Corps of Gen. Wilhelm Orlik-Rückemann and the Soviet Red Army during the invasion of Poland.
After the battle of Szack on September 28, the Polish commander decided to cross the Bug river and continue the fight there.
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