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101st SS Heavy Panzer Battalion

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101st Heavy SS Panzer Battalion (Schwere SS-Panzerabteilung 101) was a German heavy tank battalion in the Waffen-SS during World War II. [1]

24 relations: Armoured warfare, Battalion, Battle of Villers-Bocage, Beauvais, Eastern Front (World War II), Falaise Pocket, German heavy tank battalion, I SS Panzer Corps, Michael Wittmann, Normandy, Normandy landings, Organisation of a SS Panzer Division, Panzer, Panzer division, Paris, Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil, Sherman Firefly, Tiger I, Tiger II, Waffen-SS, Western Europe, Western Front (World War II), World War II, 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler.

Armoured warfare

Armoured warfare, mechanised warfare or tank warfare is the use of armoured fighting vehicles in modern warfare.

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Battalion

A battalion is a military unit.

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Battle of Villers-Bocage

The Battle of Villers-Bocage took place during the Second World War on 13 June 1944, one week after the Normandy Landings by the Western Allies that began the conquest of German-occupied France.

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Beauvais

Beauvais archaic English: Beawayes, Beeway, Boway, is a city and commune in northern France.

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Eastern Front (World War II)

The Eastern Front of World War II was a theatre of conflict between the European Axis powers and co-belligerent Finland against the Soviet Union, Poland and other Allies, which encompassed Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Northeast Europe (Baltics), and Southeast Europe (Balkans) from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945.

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Falaise Pocket

The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12 – 21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War.

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German heavy tank battalion

A German heavy tank battalion ("schwere Panzerabteilung", short: "s PzAbt"), was an elite battalion-sized World War II tank unit of the Wehrmacht (Heer), equipped with Tiger I, and later Tiger II, heavy tanks. Originally intended to fight on the offensive during breakthrough operations, the German late-war realities required it to be used in a defensive posture by providing heavy fire support and counter-attacking enemy armored breakthroughs, often organised into ad hoc Kampfgruppen. The German heavy tank battalions destroyed the total number of 9,850 enemy tanks for the loss of only 1,715 of their own, a kill/loss ratio of 5.74. The 1,715 German losses also include non-combat tank write-offs.

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I SS Panzer Corps

The I SS Panzer Corps (I.SS-Panzerkorps) was a German armoured corps of the Waffen-SS.

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Michael Wittmann

Michael Wittmann (22 April 1914 – 8 August 1944) was a German Waffen-SS tank commander during the Second World War.

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Normandy

Normandy (Normandie,, Norman: Normaundie, from Old French Normanz, plural of Normant, originally from the word for "northman" in several Scandinavian languages) is one of the 18 regions of France, roughly referring to the historical Duchy of Normandy.

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Normandy landings

The Normandy landings were the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944 of the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord during World War II.

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Organisation of a SS Panzer Division

The SS Panzer Division (SS-Panzerdivision, short: SS-PzDiv) was an SS formation during World War II.

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Panzer

The word Panzer is a German word that means "armour" or specifically, "tank".

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Panzer division

A panzer division is one of the armored (tank) divisions in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Paris

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France, with an area of and a population of 2,206,488.

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Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil

Saint-Aignan-de-Cramesnil is a commune in the Calvados department in the Normandy region in northwestern France.

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Sherman Firefly

The Sherman Firefly was a tank used by the United Kingdom and some Commonwealth and Allied armoured formations in the Second World War.

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Tiger I

The Tiger I is a German heavy tank of World War II deployed from 1942 in Africa and Europe, usually in independent heavy tank battalions.

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Tiger II

The Tiger II is a German heavy tank of the Second World War.

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Waffen-SS

The Waffen-SS (Armed SS) was the armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organisation.

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Western Europe

Western Europe is the region comprising the western part of Europe.

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Western Front (World War II)

The Western Front was a military theatre of World War II encompassing Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Germany. World War II military engagements in Southern Europe and elsewhere are generally considered under separate headings. The Western Front was marked by two phases of large-scale combat operations. The first phase saw the capitulation of the Netherlands, Belgium, and France during May and June 1940 after their defeat in the Low Countries and the northern half of France, and continued into an air war between Germany and Britain that climaxed with the Battle of Britain. The second phase consisted of large-scale ground combat (supported by a massive air war considered to be an additional front), which began in June 1944 with the Allied landings in Normandy and continued until the defeat of Germany in May 1945.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler

The 1st SS Panzer Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler", short LSSAH, (1.) began as Adolf Hitler's personal bodyguard, responsible for guarding the Führer's person, offices, and residences.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101st_SS_Heavy_Panzer_Battalion

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