Talk:Wieluń

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Links[edit]

Nie potrzebujemy linków do polskich forów dyskusyjnych na angielskojęzycznej Wikipedii.

We don't need any links to polish forums on the English Wikipedia. Marathon4325 10:39, 2 May 2007 (UTC)

military presence[edit]

The article states:" No Polish military units were present in the town at that time. "
And just how do we know that? --41.17.17.22 (talk) 13:20, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

yes, deleted.

the article of the bombing says this. "German aviation historian Horst Boog claims that a Polish cavalry brigade and a Polish infantry division had been located in the town by German reconnaissance the day before the attack. From reports of Luftflotte 4, 2nd Air Division, I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 76 and I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77 he concludes that the bomb attacks had been directed against these military formations and can therefore not be considered terror bombings. Due to ground fog, he argues, the German pilots missed their targets and mistakenly bombed the town.[7] British aviation historian Peter C. Smith[8] too, describes the bombing as collateral damage from bombs that missed their targets during ground support of the Wehrmacht operations.[8] Polish historian Jerzy B. Cynk, author of The Polish Air Force at War. The official history 1939-1943, wrote about the events: "Numerous direct support missions were also flown, with the heaviest attacks directed against the Polish cavalry and troop concentrations at Wielun."[9] At 13:00 a German dive bomber wing, I./StG 2 led by Major Oskar Dinort via Nieder-Ellguth, were directed against this unit, followed a few hours later by Schwarzkopff with sixty Ju 87 Stukas of I./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77[8] Weather conditions were unfavourable during the day, with a visibility of only one kilometre and a practically closed layer of fog at 50 metres altitude.[10] Fog, mist and poor visibility thwarted many of the Luftwaffe's sorties planned for the morning of the first day of the invasion.[10] The dive bombers, facing intense anti aircraft fire, inflicted heavy losses on the Polish cavalry[when?], and the advance was turned into a rout by 90 Stukas.[8] On their return home, four of the German Junkers Ju 87 bombers were shot down by the Polish 36 Academic Legion Infantry Regiment stationed nearby.[8] Three waves of attacks were carried out during the day.[8] The town was captured by the German Army on the first day of the invasion.[8]"

this seems to be a polish victimisation myth. as if the germans would send close air support units like the stuka (one bomb per plane) to terror bomb a city. also at that time the germans hadn't adopted strategic bombing from the british. like the bombing of warsaw, this seems to be tactical or support bombing. the fact that the city was taken the same day and that various military confrontations occurred around the city is enough. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.90.114.46 (talk) 09:44, 9 January 2014 (UTC)