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2nd Panzer Army
The 2nd Panzer Army
2nd Panzer Army
(German: 2. Panzerarmee) was a German armoured formation during World War II, formed from the 2nd Panzer Group on October 5, 1941.Contents1 Organisation 2 Operational history 3 War crimes 4 Commanders4.1 Order of battle4.1.1 June 22, 1941 4.1.2 July 27, 1941 4.1.3 September 30, 1941 4.1.4 November 30, 19435 Notes 6 SourcesOrganisation[edit] Panzer Group Guderian (German: Panzergruppe Guderian) was formed on 5 June 1940 and named after its commander, general Heinz Guderian. In early June 1940, after reaching the English Channel
English Channel
following the breakthrough in the Ardennes, the Panzergruppe Guderian was formed from the XIX Army Corps, and thrust deep into France, cutting off the Maginot Line. In November 1940, it was upgraded into Panzergruppe 2. The 2nd Panzer Group (German: Panzergruppe 2) was formed in November 1940 from Panzer Group Guderian
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Nazi Germany
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°24′E / 52.517°N 13.400°E / 52.517; 13.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here
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Austria
Coordinates: 47°20′N 13°20′E / 47.333°N 13.333°E / 47.333; 13.333 Republic
Republic
of Austria Republik Österreich  (German)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: Land der Berge, Land am Strome  (German) Land of Mountains, Land by the RiverLocation of  Austria  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Vienna 48°12′N 16°21′E / 48.200°N 16.350°E / 48.200; 16.350Off
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Bosnia
Bosnia and Herzegovina (/ˈbɒzniə ... ˌhɛərtsəɡoʊˈviːnə, -ˌhɜːrt-, -ɡə-/ ( listen) or /ˌhɜːrtsəˈɡɒvɪnə/;[10][11] abbreviated B&H; Bosnian and Serbian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH) / Боснa и Херцеговина (БиХ), Croatian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH) pronounced [bôsna i xěrtseɡoʋina]), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe
Europe
located on the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo
Sarajevo
is the capital and largest city. It is bordered by Croatia
Croatia
to the north and west; Serbia
Serbia
to the east; Montenegro
Montenegro
to the southeast; and the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
to the south, with a coastline about 20 kilometres (12 miles) long surrounding the town of Neum
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German Army (Wehrmacht)
6,550,000 (peak in 1943)Active: 4,250,000 Reserve: 2,300,00014,800,000 (total who served)[1]Part of Oberkommando des HeeresMotto(s) "Gott mit uns"Engagements Spanish Civil War World War IICommandersCommander-in-chief of the Army Adolf HitlerChief of the Armed Forces Wilhelm KeitelOther Commanders of the Army Ferdinand Schörner (30 April 1945 to 8 May 1945) Walther von Brauchitsch (4 February 1938 to 19 December 1941) Werner von Fritsch (Inception to 4 February 1938)InsigniaRanks and insignia Ranks and insignia of the Army Infantry
Infantry
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Brandenburgers
The Brandenburgers
Brandenburgers
(German: Brandenburger) were members of the Brandenburg
Brandenburg
German special forces unit during World War II.[1] Originally the unit was formed by and operated as an extension of the military's intelligence organ, the Abwehr. Members of this unit took part in seizing operationally important targets by way of sabotage and infiltration. Being foreign German nationals who were convinced Nazi volunteers, constituent members had lived abroad and were proficient in foreign languages as well as being familiar with the way of life in the area of operations where they were deployed. The Brandenburg
Brandenburg
Division was generally subordinated to the army groups in individual commands and operated throughout Eastern Europe, in southern Africa, Afghanistan, the Middle East and in the Caucasus
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7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division Prinz Eugen
World War IICase White Case Black Operation Kugelblitz Operation Maibaum Operation Rösselsprung Operation Heiderose Operation HackfleischCommandersNotable commanders Artur Phleps Karl von Oberkamp August Schmidthuber Otto KummThe 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen" (11. SS-Freiwilligen Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen")[1] was a German mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of the German Nazi Party
Nazi Party
that served alongside but was never formally part of the Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
during World War II
World War II
in Yugoslavia
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Guerilla Warfare
Guerrilla warfare
Guerrilla warfare
is a form of irregular warfare in which a small group of combatants, such as paramilitary personnel, armed civilians, or irregulars, use military tactics including ambushes, sabotage, raids, petty warfare, hit-and-run tactics, and mobility to fight a larger and less-mobile traditional military.[1] Guerrilla groups are a type of violent non-state actor.Contents1 Etymology 2 Strategy, tactics and methods2.1 Strategy 2.2 Tactics 2.3 Unconventional methods 2.4 Growth during the 20th century3 History 4 Counter-guerrilla warfare4.1 Scholarship4.1.1 Classic guidelines 4.1.2 Variants5 Foco
Foco
theory 6 Relationship to terrorism 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksEtymology[edit] The Spanish word "guerrilla" is the diminutive form of "guerra" ("war")
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Airborne Assault
AirborneMilitary parachuting or gliding form of inserting personnel or supplies.PurposeDelivering personnel, equipment, or supplies.OriginsAttributed to Italian troops on November 1927.Parawings worn by members of the British Armed Forces who have undergone Parachute Training at RAF Brize Norton.U.S. Air Force Commandos from the 720th STG jumping out of a C-130J Hercules aircraft during water rescue training in the Florida panhandleAirborne forces are military units, usually light infantry, set up to be moved by aircraft and "dropped" into battle, typically by parachute. Thus, they can be placed behind enemy lines, and have the capability to deploy almost anywhere with little warning
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Belgrade
Belgrader (en) Beograđanin (sr)Time zone CET (UTC+1) • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)Postal code 11000Area code(s) +381(0)11 ISO 3166 code RS-00Car plates BGWebsite www.beograd.rs Belgrade
Belgrade
(/ˈbɛlɡreɪd/ BEL-grayd; Serbian: Beograd / Београд, meaning "White city", Serbian pronunciation: [beǒɡrad] ( listen); names in other languages) is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava
Sava
and Danube
Danube
rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans.[6] The urban area of the City of Belgrade
Belgrade
has a population of 1.23 million, while nearly 1.7 million people live within its administrative limits.[5] One of the most important prehistoric cultures of Europe, the Vinča culture, evolved within the Belgrade
Belgrade
area in the 6th millennium BC
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Commissar Order
The Commissar Order
Commissar Order
(German: Kommissarbefehl) was an order issued by the German High Command (OKW) on 6 June 1941 before Operation Barbarossa. Its official name was Guidelines for the Treatment of Political Commissars (Richtlinien für die Behandlung politischer Kommissare). It instructed the Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
that any Soviet political commissar identified among captured troops be summarily executed as an enforcer of the Judeo-Bolshevism
Judeo-Bolshevism
ideology in military forces. According to the order, all those prisoners who could be identified as "thoroughly bolshevized or as active representatives of the Bolshevist ideology" should also be killed.[1]Contents1 History 2 Response 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] Planning for Operation Barbarossa
Operation Barbarossa
began in June 1940
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Italian Fascism
Timeline Italy
Italy
portalv t eItalian Fascism
Fascism
(Italian: fascismo italiano), also known simply as Fascism
Fascism
(Italian: fascismo), is the original fascist ideology as developed in Italy. The ideology is associated with a series of three political parties led by Benito Mussolini: the Fascist Revolutionary Party (PFR) founded in 1915,[1] the succeeding National Fascist Party (PNF) which was renamed at the Third Fascist Congress on 7–10 November 1921 and ruled the Kingdom of Italy
Italy
from 1922 until 1943 and the Republican Fascist Party
Republican Fascist Party
that ruled the Italian Social Republic from 1943 to 1945
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Army Group South
World War IIInvasion of Poland Operation Barbarossa Operation BlueCommandersNotable commandersGerd von Rundstedt Erich von Manstein Fedor von Bock Army Group South
Army Group South
(German: Heeresgruppe Süd) was the name of two German Army Groups during World War II. It was first used in the 1939 September Campaign, along with Army Group North to invade Poland. In the invasion of Poland
Poland
Army Group South
Army Group South
was led by Gerd von Rundstedt and his chief of staff Erich von Manstein. Two years later, Army Group South became one of three army groups into which Germany organised their forces for Operation Barbarossa
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General Der Panzertruppe
General der Panzertruppe
Panzertruppe
(Literally: General of the Armoured Corps) was a General of the branch
General of the branch
OF8-rank rank of German Army, introduced in 1935. A General der Panzertruppe
Panzertruppe
was a Lieutenant General, above Major General (Generalleutnant), commanding a Panzer corps.Contents1 Rank and rank insignia 2 Position 3 List 4 Gallery 5 References 6 Literature 7 See alsoRank and rank insignia[edit] The rank was equivalent to the long established General der Kavallerie, General der Artillerie and General der Infanterie
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XXXIX Corps (Germany)
World War IIWestern FrontInvasion of France Battle of the BulgeEastern FrontBattle of Minsk Battle of Smolensk Cholm Rzhev salient Defence of Smolensk Orsha Mogilev Operation Bagration Operation Doppelkopf Courland pocket Gumbinnen Operation East Pomeranian Offensive KüstrinCommandersNotable commanders General Dietrich von SauckenThe XXXIX Panzer
Panzer
Corps
Corps
(German: XXXIX.Panzerkorps, also previously designated the XXXIX.Armeekorps (mot)) was a German panzer corps which saw action on the Western and Eastern Fronts during World War II.Contents1 Operational history 2 Commanders 3 Orders of battle 4 Notes 5 Footnotes 6 ReferencesOperational history[edit] The Corps
Corps
whose home station was formed (as the XXXIX Army Corps) in 1940 for the German invasion of France, in which it was part of Group Guderian, the 2nd and 1st Armies
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Generalleutnant
Generalleutnant, short GenLt, (English: lieutenant general) is the second highest general officer rank in the German Army
German Army
(Heer) and the German Air Force
German Air Force
(Luftwaffe). Rank[edit] The rank is rated OF-8 in NATO, and is grade B7 in the pay rules of the Federal Ministry of Defence
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