Studzianki Pancerne

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Studzianki Pancerne
Memorial to the fallen in the battle of Studzianki
Memorial to the fallen in the battle of Studzianki
Coat of arms of Studzianki Pancerne
Coat of arms
Studzianki Pancerne is located in Poland
Studzianki Pancerne
Studzianki Pancerne
Coordinates: 51°41′18″N 21°19′34″E / 51.68833°N 21.32611°E / 51.68833; 21.32611
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County Kozienice County
Gmina Gmina Głowaczów
Population (2006)
 • Total 190
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +48 48
Car plates WKZ

Studzianki Pancerne [stuˈd͡ʑaŋki panˈt͡sɛrnɛ] (until 1969 Studzianki) is a village in Poland, in Masovian Voivodeship, near Kozienice and Głowaczów. The village was a battlefield of a major armoured engagement that took place there between August 9 and August 16 of 1944, battle of Studzianki.[1]

During what became known as the Battle of Studzianki, the Soviet 8th Army, aided by elements of the Polish 1st Armoured Brigade of the 1st Belorussian Front,[2] defeated an armoured counter-attack carried out by three German divisions, including the infamous Fallschirm-Panzer Division 1 Hermann Göring. To commemorate the battle, in 1969 the name of the village was changed to include the word Pancerne, meaning Armoured in Polish language. Studzianki Pancerne was the first small village to get a coat of arms in the post-war era, the coat of arms was designed by Szymon Kobyliński.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SOUNDSCAPES :: Studzianki Pancerne - 69 years after tank battle". Radio Poland, 20.08.2013
  2. ^ Steven J. Zaloga (20 June 2013). The Polish Army 1939–45. Bloomsbury Publishing. pp. 61–. ISBN 978-1-4728-0447-1. 

Coordinates: 51°41′18″N 21°19′34″E / 51.68833°N 21.32611°E / 51.68833; 21.32611