February 12, 2017

The Fight for the Polish Corridor

Polish Cavalry

The “Polish Corridor” or the “Danzig Corridor” was the strip of land that connected the free city of Danzig with Polish mainland and at the same time separated East Prussia from the rest of the German Reich.

February 9, 2017

Fall Weiss vs Plan “Z”

German soldiers remove a frontier bar
1. German soldiers remove a frontier bar at the Sopot (Zoppot) –Gdynia (Gdingen) road,
close to Danzig (Gdańsk).

“The Polish cavalry attacked heroically;
In general the bravery and heroism of the Polish Army merits great respect.
But the higher command was not equal to the demands of the situation”
Generaloberst Gerd von Rundstedt

In the early hours of September the 1st , 1939 German troops crossed the Polish border. What was their plan and how their opponents hoped to confront them?