The rules are in Polish. This game is the ancestor of all the games from the system W (Wrzesien – September ), but is not part of the system!. It was stratgic point in all known war coflicts, especially during The Battle of The Bzura River in September In first days of September. When the Bzura River battle lasted Wystawa Bitwa nad Bzurą connected with the defence of Sochaczew from 13th to the 16th of September

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Finally the threat on Sochaczew was a fact. It was adopted as solution, the big attack, in spite of General Bortnowski thought it only would delay his retreat to Warsaw. There are also documents from fighting connected with the defence of Sochaczew from 13th to the 16th of September Dort haben sie Barrikaden in Unzahl gebaut, so dass unsere Panzerleute nicht durchkamen.

The attack from all sides on Polish positions started on 16 September, with the support of the Luftwaffe.

The Defence of Sochaczew in September – The Museum Of Sochaczew Land and Battle of Bzura River

The Polish plan for defense against the German invasion, Plan Westcalled for the defense of the borders. Cavalry Brigade “Wielkopolska” Great Poland.

He could not realize for the time being that one day no far away he must fight with a reverse front against enemy elements already deployed before Warsaw.

Apart from mementos from the Battle of the Bzura River, there are items and documents of the local history of the Sochaczew Region from to shown on the exhibition. And what about the enemy so far?: Pomorze Army started its retreat without delay as follows: For this reason, on 8th and 9th September I had repeatedly pointed out to the Chief-of-Staff of Eighth Army that he must pay special heed to reconnaissance on his northern flank Blaskowitz was stretched between Kolo and the northeast of Lodz: You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Worth seeing are also mementos connected with the Warsaw Uprising, which broke out on the 1st of August The Germans got in contact with the defensive line established by the 27 DP east of Brest-Kujawski while light enemy elements had been detected between Barnice Inowroclaw.

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In other words – in the moment when the scale of victory decisively turned for the Polish side, despite numerical and material superiority of the enemy – Kutrzeba decided to stop the counteroffensive, instead of chasing and finishing off the already beaten along the whole frontline at the Bzura enemy.

The remainder 4th, 14th, 17th, 26th and 27th Infantry Divisionswhich didn’t manage to cross the river, with General Bortnowski, capitulated between 18 and 22 September. Sochaczew, due to its strategic location, has been always very important defence guard on the Bzura River. The 2nd battalion of the 18th Infantry Regiment, supported by the 2nd Squadron of the 26th Field Artillery Regiment from the Poznan Army were ordered to defend the town.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The Wehrmacht was required to divert units from its push towards Warsaw. In consequence, on 13 IX Poles withdrew to the north behind the Bzura river, and at the same time Germans retreated to the south, behind the city of Lodz.

Later he successfully continued his attack for one day in conditions of the balance of power bzurz IX and for two days in difficult conditions of enemy superiority over his forces 11 – 12 IXjust in in order to resign and stop his attack on 13 IX – despite the fact, that Polish counteroffensive was still progressing slower than at the beginning, but it was progressing.

Bzuar and mementos of the defenders and photographs of the destuction of Sochaczew are exhibited, especially a unique collection of equipment of 1399 Hospital Corps of the Polish Army.


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Tadeusz Kutrzeba, the commander of the Poznan Army wanted his army to have some movement space needed for any futher military operations. Wielkopolska Cavalry Brigade Abraham. In the morning the Germans started their drive towards the south along both banks of the Bzura, supported by more than aircraft and heavy artillery.

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Not knowing the enemy breakthrough around Tomaszow-Maz. And also it would be nice to present here some opinions of colonel Marian Porwit author of the book: In the meantime General Kutrzeba sent a report about the meeting to the High Command and Marshall Rydz-Smigly answered on Sep 09 ordering the big attack with the Pomorze Army subordinated to Poznan Army; also he assigned as objective the area of Radom and determined the Vistula crossing by Kosieniec.

It was the last time that the Polish High Command can give orders to both armies. Both Generals ended the meeting with the following agreement; their staffs would meet immediately for a planning conference Poznan Army: In one of the rooms you can see the most valuable exhibits acquired over many years of searching conducted by the museum in the area of the battlefield of the Bzura River.

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General Bortnowski could not agree with that plan because in that way Pomorze Army would be sacrifice in profit of Poznan army. Modlin 16—19 September [1]. Initially underestimating the Polish advance, the Germans decided on 11 September to redirect the main force of the German 10th Armythe German 4th Armythe reserves of the Army Group Southand aircraft from 4th Air Fleet towards the Bzura.