Arcis sur Aube June 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by Owen, May 16, 2017.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I have got a map in The Battle of France 1940 by Goutard that shows Group von Kleist advancing to the Seine at Romilly with 16 Panzer Korps heading off to Troyes but nothing regarding Arcis sur Aube.
     
  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    There doesn't have to have been an engagement there. Some of the worst damaged towns were not actually fought over. A significant bridge would have been enough to make it a target for the Luftwaffe Possible French troop movements or sadly enough simply a refugee column would have been enough to flatten the place.
     
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  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Well-Known Member

    Seems as though the bridge attracts demolition
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    Bridge over the Aube: destroyed in 1940, rebuilt in 1942, destroyed in 1944, repaired in 1944, rebuilt in 1946.


    There is also an interesting battlefield map 1814
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    Arcis-sur-Aube - Wikipedia
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