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    Default Slovak Army 1939-1944 photos (Invasion into Poland and the USSR)

    [SIZE=2][SIZE=2]WW2 stated not only by nazi Wehrmacht agression against Poland but by Army of clerical-fascist "Slovak State" attack as well ( about 50 000 soldiers of Slovak Army attack Poland from the South)[/SIZE][/SIZE]



    [SIZE=2][SIZE=2]map of Slovak attack against Poland[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=2]Slovak considered the attack as a revenge of Slovak territories annexed by the Poles in 1938 and on the other hand seized some border Polish areas.[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]the map of the Slovak army battle way in USSR up to the Krasnodar near Sevastopol. But in 1943 a lot of Slovak soldiers and small units defected, co-operated or make friendship with Soviet inhabitants and damaged own tanks and equipment to be unable to fight, so Wehrmacht headquarters recognised Slovak soldiers as unreliable and Slovak government recalled all Slovak units back to home in autumn 1943. The same army with the same headquarters turned its weapons against own clerical-fascistic goverment, Wehrmacht and SS units a year later and as the 1st Czechoslovak Army (supported by 1st Czechoslovak fighter regiment of the Czechoslovak Army in USSR) started the largest national uprising in Europe at 29.8.1944 (on 2/3 part of Slovak State territory) .[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]president Msg. Josef Tiso, the symbol of Slovak clerical-fascist state system, in Germany[/SIZE]



    Hitler´s thanx telegram to Tiso for Slovak declaration of war to Poland



    the first and the second version of Slovak symbols for vehicles


    Slovak war flag



    symbols on aircrafts



    the standard of Radip Division comander, field indicator, standard camouglege of Slovak tanks



    minister of defence gen. Ferdinand Čatloš (in 1944 one of the Slovak National Uprising leadres)
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    an army parade in Bratislava, March 1941, LT-38 tanks
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    Avia B-534
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    Aero A-100
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    field kitchen
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    Praga T-9 with FLAK vz.37 88mm, an army parade in Bratislava in 1939
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    LT-38 crews
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    scout platoon on JAWA nad ČZ bikes
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    scouts with german DKW
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    LT-38 in Martin, Slovakia
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    Lt-38, exercise somewhere in Slovakia




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    note Slovak the first version of national symbol on vehicles, the Slovak double cross
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    Slovak officers before Praga RN, field exercise in Slovakia



    Škoda OA vz.27
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    LT-40
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    PzKpfw II (only 16 pieces in Slovak Army) Majority of Slovak Army equipment and weapons was from the former Czechoslovak Army and of Czech origin
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    PzKpfw III N in Martin 1939 (Slovak army has only few as well)
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    PzKpfw III N delivered from Germany
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    Marder III Ausf H (Slovak army has only 18)
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    Avia B-534
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    soviet SB-2, former Czechoslovak Air Force, produced under licence by Škoda Plzeň with Czech engines, equipment and weapons before war
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    Aero MB-200 (produced by Aero Praha company with Czech engines, equipment and weapons under French licence before war for Czechoslovak Air Force). Slovak Air force used this Aeros only for training
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    Letov Š-328
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    Avia B-534 with the firts version national symbols
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    Avia B-33 for advanced fighter training
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    Caudron 445M Goelond, Slovak army got 10 pieces from Germany
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    Aerobatic training Avia Ba-122
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    He-111 H-23 (only for transport and paratroopers, only two pieces in Slovakia)
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    Savoia-Marchetti SM-84bis, mainly for transport as well
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    Me-109E of 13th squadron what was the part of Slovak contingent in USSR
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    on of the twelve Ju-87D produced in Slovakia
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    FW-189
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    In Poland

    Lt-35s in Poland
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    Tatra OA vz.30 somewhere in Poland
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    Lt-35s crossing the San river
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    [SIZE=2]In USSR[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=2]Lt-35s and LT-40s prepared for invasion into the USSR[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]soviet fortification near Zaluza, destroyed german car[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Slovak Lt-38 destroyed by fire from the fortification[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]somewhere in Ukraine[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]summer 1941 in Russia, near Rudki[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]after battle by Lipovec[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]the road to the Lipovec[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]a rest of Lt-38 in Lipovec[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]memorial of fallen Slovak soldiers near Lipovec[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Avia B-534 of 13th squadron somewhere in Russia[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]engine start of Letov Š-328 on field aerodrome[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]a field mass[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Slovak tank crews and Soviet prisoners of war meet[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Slovak officers with Praga AV, somewhere in the Ukraine[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Slovak soldiers and Soviet destroyed planes[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]seized undamaged T-35 near Tarnopol[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]somewhere in the Ukraine, Lt-35 and Lt-40 of Rapid Division[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Tatras OA vz.30 repairing[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Lt-38 and Lt-35 repairing or prepared for transport to Slovakia for large repair (maybe due to own damage)[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]soldiers with TK vz.24[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]LT-40, the Ukraine, nazi flag for air recognizing[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]gen Kirchner and gen Turanec (with Rapid Division standard) near Vojnov[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Soviet soldiers captured by Slovaks in september 1941 near the Dnepr river [/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Praga RV trucks of Rapid Division, near the Azovian Sea, autumn 1941[/SIZE]
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    [SIZE=2]Lt-35 fallen from the bridge is rescue by colleague [/SIZE]
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    Slovakia invaded Poland now that´s something i didn´t know,
    nice pictures.

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    Zkurvenepice, thank you very much for posting this bunch of interesting and bitter (you know what I mean) pix. Never seen them before.

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    Hmmm.
    Can u give a date and more info about this "slovak" invasion.
    Why Slovak btw, why Not Czechoslovakia

    also I'm interseting in Poland invasion to Czechoslovakia. Do you have any pics?

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    [SIZE=2]Slovak Rapid Division in Lvov[/SIZE]
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    officers Tatras (the first one have civilian white tyres and chromium-plated lights and front mask ) Škoda 6 ST 6-L and Praga RN trucks, sommer 1942
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    100mm howitzers Škoda
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    Škoda 6 ST 6-L pass soviet destroyed anti-aircraft gun
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    Tatra 27 trucks column pass soviet BT-7 and artillery tractor
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    interesting photo, Slovak soldiers with german hand-grenades and the first one has Finnish machine-gun Suomi 9mm (maybe from fallen finnish colleague...)
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    TK vz.24 crew, the Slovak double cross and *****e on helmet were blue
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    ŠKoda 75mm cannon vz.15 crew



    Tank company of Rapid Division prepared for transport to the USSR for changing colleagues
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    anti-arcraft batery of FLAK 88mm near the Azovian Sea
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    stereoscopic rangemeter vz.36 of the battery
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    105mm field cannon Škoda on the coast of the Azovian Sea
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    Slovak officers in Praga AV
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    Soldiers, Praga RN, LT-38 and LT-40 of Support Division
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    propagandistic photo of Slovak soldier
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    Slovak uniforms
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    (funny fact, this type of cap was accept as the officer cap of Czechoslovak Army in 1968)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nick_ua View Post
    Hmmm.
    Can u give a date and more info about this "slovak" invasion.
    Why Slovak btw, why Not Czechoslovakia

    also I'm interseting in Poland invasion to Czechoslovakia. Do you have any pics?
    oh man, Czechoslovakia was destroyed by British and French betrayel and by its capitulation before Hitler and Mussolini in Munchen 29./30.9. 1938 and British and French (not German) disgusting extortionate press to the Czechoslovak goverment to turn in Czech border areas for Germany and Poland, and 2.10.1938 on base of the criminal "Wien arbitration" Slovak border areas and Podkarpatská Rus for Hungary ( both "agreement" were canceled already during WW2) . So according constitutional law in december 1939 arose some
    "Czecho-Slovakia" (official name). But it was only a comedy, Hitler already had plan to destroy as he sad "rest of Tschechei" in autumn 1937 (as the Plan Green) and 15.3.1939 nazis seized rest of Czech territory and independet Slovak State arose in the same day(official name of it). So there wasn´t any Czechoslovak Army as the part of Axis coalition. In fact the Slovaks and the Czechs were the enemies together up to the 1944 when Slovak Army turns weapons against own nazis, clerical fascist government and German Wehrmacht and SS units what invaded into the Slovakia in September 1944. Czechoslovak Armies and Air Forces in Poland, France, Great Britain, the USSR, in Africa were created mainly by the Czechs.

    There wasn´t any Polish invasion into the Czechoslovakia, simply Czechoslovak Army had to turn in border territory and the Poles seized empty Czech Tesin area.

    So maybe don´t use "Slovak" but Slovak invasion. Slovak invasion in Poland started on 5.00 AM at the 1st September 1939, I guess one hour after German attack....

    Slovak invasion into the the USSR started at 24.6.1941


    Czech soldiers during WW2 thread comming maybe soon
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    Amazing posts, thank you!

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    Great photos, thanks for posting !!!

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    For interested about contribution of Slovak army in invasion of Poland 1939

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_September_Campaign

    and this chart:


    Polish and German divisions on Sept. 1st, 1939. Green color -Slovakian Divisions

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    Thanks so much for sharing! So interesting to see pictures of one of the less known combatants of WWII

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    Nice pics! Thx for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Switek View Post
    Zkurvenepice, thank you very much for posting this bunch of interesting and bitter (you know what I mean) pix. Never seen them before.
    yep, I understand mate


    So later I will post the photos of Slovak National Uprising....

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    There wasn´t any Polish invasion into the Czechoslovakia, simply Czechoslovak Army had to turn in border territory and the Poles seized empty Czech Tesin area.
    So if it were no invasion how Poles hot the Tesin area then

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    I wish SU would have attacked Germany instead of Poland in 1939.

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