Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide
Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide

Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide

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Vehicles of the Polish 1st Armoured Division – Camouflage Profile Guide

France, Belgium, Holland and Germany 1944-1945




Author:Tomasz Basarabowicz
Language:English Text
Format:Soft cover
Dimensions:11" x 8.5"
Pages:68 pages
Photos:47 Color Profiles
Publisher:AK-Interactive
ISBN:8435568338166
Item No. AKI-166



This book, illustrated with photos and color profiles, describes the camouflage and markings of various soft-skin and armored vehicles used by the Polish 1st Armoured Division during the 1944-1945 period.

Formed in February 1942 in Scotland, the unit was commanded by Major General Stanisław Maczek. The division joined combat in Normandy on 8 August 1944 during Operation Totalize.

It achieved a victory against the Wehrmacht in the battles for Mont Ormel and the town of Chambois.

This series of offensive and defensive operations came to be known as the Battle of Falaise, in which a large number of German Army and SS divisions were trapped in the Falaise Pocket and subsequently destroyed.

Maczek’s division had the crucial role of closing the pocket at the escape route of the trapped German divisions.

After the Allied armies broke out from Normandy, the Polish 1st Armoured Division pursued the Germans along the coast of the English Channel.

During Operation Pheasant a successful outflanking manoeuvre planned and performed by General Maczek allowed the liberation of the city of Breda without any civilian casualties.

In early 1945, the division was transferred to the province of Overijssel and started to push with the Allies along the Dutch-German border, liberating the eastern parts of the provinces of Drenthe and Groningen including the town of Emmen. In April 1945, it entered Germany.

On 6 May, the division seized the Kriegsmarine naval base in Wilhelmshaven.