Maybe, but it was a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants behavior.
Or, more appropriately, fly-from-your-poor-dead-horse
I have seen photos of Polish Cav assaulting German Panzers only
to be left slaughtered. Sheer madness. Sheer stupidity. Someone
somewhere along the chain of command should have realized the
And the Polish Cav on the ground were no more effective against
the Germans than they were when mounted.
An interesting question arose when viewing those
pics of PolCav vs GerArmor. What exactly were they going to
do w/ their sabres once they got to the tank?
posted on 11/05/2007 12:38:22 PM PST
((Born in the south, raised around the globe and STILL republican))
I read where they had been told that the tanks were just paper mache.
posted on 11/05/2007 1:07:02 PM PST
by Redleg Duke
("All gave some, and some gave all!")
"I have seen photos of Polish Cav assaulting German Panzers only to be left slaughtered. Sheer madness. Sheer stupidity. Someone somewhere along the chain of command should have realized the futility."
You mean you have seen fascist propaganda? There was even an Italian-made propaganda video of "Polish" cavalry trying to charge german tanks with lances.
Now how about some facts they didn't teach you in school(by the way, I'm into weaponry in a big way). Poland used anti-tank rifles, not sabers against panzers, and with great effect. Have you wondered why the german tanks at the very beginning of the war had white balkenkruz (crosses) painted on the hull and turret, and later had black, like the luftwaffe? The white crosses stood out so much that they made great targets for the Polish anti-tank gunners.
I think you would find this page interesting: Invasion of Poland
. Perhaps go to the myths section near the bottom.
Also, you'd probably be interested in the marosczek anti-tank rifle
, as well as 7TP light tank
If you find that this neat, and want to know more, just tell me.
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