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Battalion
Battalion
Parasol (Polish: Batalion Parasol) (Umbrella) was a Scouting battalion of the Armia Krajowa, the primary Polish resistance movement in World War II. It consisted mainly of members of the Szare Szeregi, distinguishing itself in many underground operations, and in the Warsaw Uprising
Warsaw Uprising
of 1944 (as a member of the Radosław Group, a codename for a group of Kedyw, Polish underground organization).

Contents

1 History 2 Battalion
Battalion
fighters 3 Losses during the Warsaw
Warsaw
Uprising 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] It was first organized as "Agat" ("Anti-Gestapo") unit by Adam Borys "Pług", a Cichociemni
Cichociemni
elite soldier parachuted from England, in fall 1943. Due to arrest of Tadeusz Kostrzewski "Niemira" on 2 January 1944 it changed its name to "Pegaz" ("Przeciw Gestapo
Gestapo
- Against the Gestapo"), and after another arrest it was reorganized as "Parasol" (umbrella) battalion. The last name referred to a parachute, as the unit was intended to join Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade in free Poland. The battalion is renowned for its numerous military actions in 1943–1944. "Parasol" organized assassination missions, during which key Gestapo
Gestapo
officers and high-rank Nazi German officials, responsible for extreme terror in Poland's Warsaw
Warsaw
District, were killed. One of the most famous assassinations was the Operation Kutschera
Operation Kutschera
- the execution of Franz Kutschera, the SS and Police Leader
SS and Police Leader
in the Warsaw District, who was shot in the center of Warsaw
Warsaw
(in front of the SS Headquarters) in February 1944.[1] Józef Szczepański, a poet, was the notable commander of this unit. The poet Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński
fought in its ranks and was killed in action by a German sniper in the first few days of the Warsaw Uprising. Heir to the tradition of the battalion is Jednostka Wojskowa Komandosów and its detachment Zespół Bojowy C. Battalion
Battalion
fighters[edit]

Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński Adam Borys Janusz Brochwicz-Lewiński Marian Buczyński Zbigniew Czajkowski-Dębczyński Jerzy Dargiel Stanisław Jastrzębski Stanisław Leopold Andrzej Malewski Witold Modelski Zdzisław Poradzki Józef Szczepański Krystyna Wańkowicz Jerzy Zborowski Eugeniusz Schielberg ps. "Dietrich" Jerzy Zapadko ps "Mirski"

Losses during the Warsaw
Warsaw
Uprising[edit]

district casualties %

Wola 54 19.2

Stare Miasto 118 41.8

Czerniaków 91 32.3

Mokotów 2 0.7

other 17 6.0

overall 282 100

References[edit]

^ http://www.search.com/reference/Franz_Kutschera/

External links[edit]

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Scouting
Scouting
portal

http://www.warsawuprising.com/witness/parasol.htm The Wa

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