By Chris Ellis
The recent Spearhead sequence seems to be on the innovative of warfare, facing devices in a position to working independently within the vanguard of conflict. Covers the unit's origins and heritage, employer and order of conflict, conflict heritage theatre through theatre, insignia and markings. Vol. three is at the German seventh Flieger department.
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We decided to fight back with “cold weapons” – iron pipes and brass knuckles, but not with knives or firearms. We wanted to reduce the danger that a pogromist might be killed accidentally. We hoped in this way to teach the hooligans a lesson and to minimize the possibility that the Germans would inflict some terrible punishment on the entire Jewish community. Every fighting contingent was mobilized – slaughterhouse workers, transport workers, party members. We organized them into three groups: one near the Mirovsky [Mirowski] Market, another in the Francis[z]kanska-Nalefky [Nalewki]-Zamenhof[a] 31 M.
When the Dziś i Jutro weekly informed its readers of a holy mass celebrated for colleagues murdered in Palmiry, A. Świetlicki among them, their execution date was given erroneously as 12th July 1941. 47 As far as the origins of the NOR are concerned, apart from the above-quoted accounts of W. Sznarbachowski and Z. Przetakiewicz, there are two more sources. One of them is the comments, dated 9th February 1942, to the report titled “Attempts at creating a Polish national-socialist movement in 1939–40”, which were found by Czesław Madajczyk in the files of the Government Delegate’s Home Office.
Let us once again take a look at Ringelblum’s diary. In a note dated 28th March 1940, we can read: Today, they did the pillaging on Karmelicka, Franciszkańska Streets. A genuine battle took place there between Jews and the hooligans. A Christian got killed there, supposedly. Stories are being told that many unregistered Jews were taken from that street. Today, whole gangs of detained hooligans were being led away. […] All were armed with sticks and twisted wires. Who is behind these excesses?
7th Flieger Division: Student's Fallschirmjager Elite by Chris Ellis