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By Armin Scheiderbauer

The writer will be defined as a 'veteran' in each experience of the notice, although he was once in simple terms elderly 21 whilst the struggle ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry department, German military, and observed 4 years of sour wrestle at the japanese entrance, being wounded six times.This is an exceptional own memoir, written with nice thoughtfulness and honesty. Scheiderbauer joined his unit throughout the wintry weather of 1941/42, and through the subsequent years observed fierce wrestle in lots of of the biggest battles at the jap entrance. His studies of the 1943-45 interval are rather noteworthy, together with his reminiscences of the large Soviet offensives of summer season 1944 and January 1945. engaging within the sour battles in East Prussia, he used to be captured via the Soviets and never published till 1947. Adventures in my adolescence is a different memoir - the writer initially wrote it just for his daughter. It hasn't ever been released in any language, formerly.

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As a former, albeit very young, regular officer Bourgeois should have realized the impossibility of carrying out a night attack with inexperienced troops, as the vast majority of his men were. Another counterattack – the fourth overall – was planned for 23 July, but eventually cancelled. The Maquisards were tired and demoralized. Huet chose to relieve a good number of the besieging forces and sent fresh units of the 14e BCA from the Forêt de Lente to the Vassieux front. In this remote part of the plateau these men had not yet learnt about the dramatic military situation.

Six civilians also died in this engagement or were shot by the Germans in reprisal. Furthermore, Espenel was partly burned down. A modern photo showing the attack sector of Reserve Gebirgsjäger Bataillon II/98 on 21 July 1944. The Pas de Bachassons (red circle) was 7. Kompanie’s objective, the Pas de la Selle that of 8. Kompanie. com Res 1 Schwehr St Julien-en-Quint Col de Rousset Col de Vassieux III (±) Mont Aiguille Clelles II (+) 10 2 Zabel Vaunaveys-laRochette Gigors Beaufort-sur-Gervanne Sainte Croix Die Pontaix la Drô Crest me III FFI Drôme Saillans Grimone Châtillon-en-Diois Glandage Espenel 19 July 21 July 22 July 23 July 24/25 July After 25 July FFI positions and ambushes FFI direction of dispersal 5 miles 0 0 II Res 217 5km (+) The fighting in the south of the Vercors Plateau, 19–29 July 1944 N 49 Nevertheless, the road to Die was not yet open to the Germans.

The light 2cm mortars were even more flexible and the ideal mountain infantry support weapons against ‘soft’ targets. Oberst Schwehr had been in charge during almost all previous operations against the Maquis in difficult mountain terrain; he seemed to be the right commander to take the passes in the south-east. For his mission he had the Reserve Gebirgsjäger Bataillone I/98 and II/98 available as well as one and a half companies of Reserve Gebirgs Artillerie Abteilung 79. Overall the Germans could deploy around 1,200 to 1,500 men in Kampfgruppe Schwehr.

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