Polish Army 1939 unknown photographs 2



10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade


19 September 1939. Hungary - Eastern Carpathian Mountains - Carpathian Ruthenia - Tisza Valley



On the 18th September the Brigade was ordered to cross the Hungarian border itself, being still a compact unit. (Though it had lost few units on the retreat ways, but it had also joined few others...).

September 19th brigade was already in Hungary.
Pictures taken by a Polish (or Hungarian) soldier in the way of Tatar / Jabłonicka Pass - Eastern Carpathian Mountains (now Ukraine) - to the Valley of the Tisza showing brigade equipment: TKF, TKS, TKS with 20 mm gun tankette, Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns m.36, Cars: Polish Fiat 621 and 508, the equipment of other Polish units - tanks Renault -35 12 armored battalion - and evacuating Polish police, border guards and fleeing the Wehrmacht and the Red Army civilians.


The unit's history did not, however, end in 1939. With the tacit support of Hungarians, most of its soldiers managed to reach France to join the Polish Army led by General Sikorski. They fought in France in 1940 as the renamed 10th Armoured Cavalry Brigade. During the Fall of France in June 1940 the veterans of "The Black Brigade" were evacuated to Great Britain where they became the core of the Polish 1st Armoured Division formed in February 1942.

See also:
THE BLACK DEVILS MARCH
1st Polish Armoured Division - THE BLACK DEVILS MARCH

THE BLACK DEVILS MARCH 2

1st Polish Armoured Division - THE BLACK DEVILS MARCH 2



The photos were taken from the Hungarian website:

Fortepan



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