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I have often been asked for information about the Westerplatte
Battle. So I've created a page of famous episodes on the Polish
You can read about a few of them here. Some of them had strategic value,
some did not such as
the Westerplatte episode. Westerplatte is the most famous of them and had
(and still has) a great moral value for Poland. It showed
the whole army that a small garrison can stop a superior enemy that had
Some other famous episodes:
Mokra River Battle; The Wolynska Cavalry Brigade supported by an
armored train performed outstanding defence stopping the German 4th Panzer
Division and destroying
about 50 tanks. The 4th Panzer Division was not the lucky one. It
reached Warsaw Sep 8th and launched a rapid assault which was stopped.
The division lost about 150 tanks.
Wizna Battle; A battalion of 800 men commanded by Cpt. Raginis stopped the
Guderian Armoured Corps for 3 days in the Wizna fortifications.
Guderian explains in his books that he was forced to stop by a great
disorder in his corps.