Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

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Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by ewir54.69 » 05 Nov 2021 22:19

Hi,
I am interested in the memories of German soldiers taking part in the parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939.
From each of the divisions participating in the assault on Warsaw on September 26-28, 1939, one reinforced infantry regiment was designated.
The Germans marched in Aleje Ujazdowskie, from which they turn into Aleje Jerozolimskie and into Marszałkowska Street towards the Saski Garden. The parade lasted over two hours.
What time did it start, what divisions set up the reinforced regiments and who commanded them.
I know that the parade was attended by a regiment from the 11th Infantry Division and IR41 from the 10th Infantry Division.
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by GregSingh » 06 Nov 2021 01:10

According to Deutsches Nachrichtenbüro, AH's plane landed at Okecie airport at 11:30am.

Not sure exactly when parade started.
There was a welcoming reception at the airport (with Brauchitsch, Milch, Rundstedt and others present). After that AH's motorcade took him around the town. So perhaps it did start up to 1 hour later.
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by ewir54.69 » 06 Nov 2021 08:55

hello,
thanks for the information. this is the first step to be taken. So not earlier than around 1:00 pm.
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by GregSingh » 07 Nov 2021 08:00

the parade was attended by a regiment from the 11th Infantry Division and IR41 from the 10th Infantry Division.
What's your source for the above?


According to Unterlagen der Ia-Abteilung der 24.Infanteriedivision: KTB Nr. 2 der Division, 11.9.-19.10.1939, this unit was represented in the parade by: Div.Stab and verstärken Rgt.Gruppe under command of Oberst Krampf.
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by ewir54.69 » 07 Nov 2021 09:49

Some, as I wrote, the parade was attended by five reinforced infantry regiments from five divisions participating in the attack on Warsaw.
My source Die Geschichte der 10. Infanterie Division.

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by Max » 07 Nov 2021 10:04

Greetings from the Wide Brown.

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by ewir54.69 » 07 Nov 2021 19:51

Thank you for the links with the Victory Parade photo material.

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by GregSingh » 08 Nov 2021 00:33

as I wrote, the parade was attended by five reinforced infantry regiments from five divisions participating in the attack on Warsaw
Yes, but tanks also took part in the parade.
In one of the links at post #6 it was suggested that I./ PR 23 was present. I undersand it was only an assumption?
AOK 8 document Abt.Ia Nr.40/39 II.Ang. from October the 3rd,1939 suggests that units from 3.lei.Div. might take part in the parade.
Perhaps that's where tanks came from?

Also, there is a photographic evidence of infantry on Henschel type 33 trucks.
I wonder if that was a set up only for the parade, if not which unit did they come from ?
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by Max » 08 Nov 2021 13:44

Some more details for October 5, 1939
https://war-documentary.info/hitler-goes-warsaw/

German horse artillery from the 1st Cavalry Division parading by the Saxon Palace in Warsaw, Poland, in 1939 {although dated September 1939]
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File ... ruppen.jpg
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by LuckyStrike23 » 08 Nov 2021 22:35

GregSingh wrote:
08 Nov 2021 00:33
In one of the links at post #6 it was suggested that I./ PR 23 was present. I undersand it was only an assumption?
AOK 8 document Abt.Ia Nr.40/39 II.Ang. from October the 3rd,1939 suggests that units from 3.lei.Div. might take part in the parade.
Perhaps that's where tanks came from?

In a magazin of the veterans of 7.PD, it was mentioned that the 1st Company of PzRgt.23 (led by Oberleutnant Radkte) took part in the parade (I./P.R.23 became II./PzRgt.25 in 1940 and was thus part of 7.PD).

I would exclude 3. lei.Div. for the Warsam parade. PzAbt67 had mostly Panzer 38 t and the panzers in Warsaw were Panzer II and IV.

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by GregSingh » 09 Nov 2021 05:37

LuckyStrike23, thanks for clarifying PzRgt.23 participation in the parade.

Max, yes, there were other parades after fall of Warsaw, several divisions had their own parades in front of divisional/corps commanders.
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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by tigre » 11 Nov 2021 12:49

Hello to all :D; AFAIK the I./ PR 23 was the only armored formation fighting within the frame of the AOK 8 (mainly with the 17. ID) in Poland 1939. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by ewir54.69 » 12 Nov 2021 02:52

Hello everyone, thank you for the information about the participation of I./PzR23 in the parade.

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by Christoph Awender » 02 Dec 2021 12:18

Hello,

Here the memories of a soldier from 1./Pz.Abw.Abt.19 (sorry at the moment no time to translate);
06,00 Uhr Tag der Führerparade. Die Kompanie wird um 6,00 Uhr geweckt. Anschliessend bereitet sich der Ehrenzug zur Parade vor. Um 8.30 Uhr ist Abmarsch. Es ist ein herrlicher
Tag. Die Sonne lacht am Himmel. Es scheint, als ob selbst der Himmel sich freue, dass dieses Land endlich von starker Hand mitregiert wird.
09,00 Uhr Auf der Warschauerstrasse meldet der Chef dem Führer der Ehrenkompanie, Hauptmann d.R.Frhr.v.Bodenhausen. Kurz vor Warschau biegt die nunmehr vollständige Ehrenkompanie
von der Warschauer Strasse in Richtung Südring ab. Als wir die Hauptstrasse passieren wollene ist sie abgesperrt. Es ist der Weg Tom Flugplatz nach Warschau, den der
Führer zu seinem Einzug nehmen wird. Wir warten hier. Zwei Maschinen, darunter der "Condor" des Führers, ziehen ihre Kreise und landen in der Ferne auf dem Flugplatz.
11,30 Uhr Bald kommt Reichsführer SS-Himmler mit seinem Stabe und den Fahrzeugen vom, Flugplatz. Bald kommt ein Panzerspähwagen, mehrere Paks, der Führer, und dann folgen mehrere
Fla-MG. Schnell ist die Begleitung vorüber. Wir marschieren am Flughafen vorbei zur Paradeaufstellung. Der Befehl wird gegeben, dass nicht zu zwei Fahrzeugen
nebeneinander gefahren wird, sondern mit 4 Fahrzeugen. Beim Anmarsch zur Paradestrasse hegt der Chef Bedehken. Es will und will nicht klappen.
14,00 Uhr Als wir jedoch in die Paradestr.einbiegen, stimmt die Richtung. Bald ist die Führertribüne in Sicht. Zwischen all den vielen Generäle deren rote Mantelaufschläge und
das Gold ihrer Schulterstücke auffallen. Mitten dazwischen steht auf einer Stufe, sie alle überragend, der Führer. Er trägt einen schlichten, grauen Ledermantel mit dem
Hoheitsabzeichen der Leibstandarte auf dem linken Ärmel. Die Mütze ist ebenfalls grau mit goldener Litze. Rechts vom Führer steht der kommandierende General, General Leeb,
links vom Führer im alten Reiterstahlhelm, General Schwantes. Mit erhobenem Arm, es scheint fast, dass der Führer jedem seiner Soldaten ins Auge sieht, grüsst er seine
Soldaten. Für jeden, der an dieser Parade teilnehmen durfte, ist sie ihm ein bleibendes Erlebnis und eine schöne Entschädigung für schwere Stunden. Auf den genau
bezeichneten Abmarschstrassen rückt die Kompanie wieder ab. Wir fahren über die beiden Weichselbrücken durch die zum Teil schon wieder geräumten Strassen der zerschossenen
Stadt. Um 16.30 Uhr ist der Paradezug wieder bei der Kompanie.

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Re: Victory Parade in Warsaw on October 5, 1939

Post by tigre » 02 Dec 2021 17:41

Thank you very much Christoph :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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