There are few more heroic and stirring sights than Polish cavalry dashing themselves in¶ÿ a desperate charge against German armoured might; lance against Krupp steel... Only, it largely of course didn't happen. Gallant though they were, the Polish Cavalryman was no fool. After reforms in 1936 the Polish cavalry was reorganised into twenty six regiments, of¶ÿfour squadrons each with one hundred and twenty men in each squadron. They were supported by HMG and anti-tank squadrons, backed too with tankettes and¶ÿ infantry on bicycles.¶ÿ Sadly for the romantics amongst us, the lance had been retired and was used largely for ceremonial purposes.
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Just what the infantry and cavalry need; the reassuring tap, tap, tap of a heavy machine gun covering their front!
The WZ30 was the rugged and standard medium machine gun of the Polish army. Solid and dependable it was in actual fact a pretty much complete copy of the classic Colt machine gun from the USA, who foolishly had not patented the design in Poland!
Either way it gave good service in all branches of the armed forces and here it is in all its glory!
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Despite facing the double invasion of their homeland in 1939 by both Germany and the Soviet Union, the vastly outnumbered Polish military fought with bravery and tenacity. The Polish army in 1939 was large, well-officered and relatively well-equipped. It fought hard, but was entirely outmanoeuvred by fast-moving German armoured thrusts supported by all arms in a new dynamic style of war that a largely foot-slogging Polish army could not match. When the Soviets joined the fight and also invaded Poland, bisecting the country, it was too much for an already over-extended army short of armour and air support to hold out against – the end was inevitable.
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