Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade

Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade

Polish Independent Carpathian Brigade (Polish Samodzielna Brygada Strzelców Karpackich, SBSK) was a Polish military unit formed in 1940 in French Syria composed of the Polish soldiers exiled after the Invasion of Poland in 1939 as part of the Polish Army in France. It was commanded by General Stanisław Kopański.

The division fought with distinction in the North African theatre of World War II, notably during the Siege of Tobruk. In 1942 it formed the backbone of the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division.

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Polish Independent Carpathian Rifle Brigade - Order of Battle - 1941-1942
... However, the brigade did not reach it prior to being sent into battle ... Each infantry battalion was composed of four rifle companies, each in turn composed of three rifle platoons and staff company (signals, AA, mortars, engineers and recce) ... the artillery sub-units, they received the traditional Polish names of "Light Artillery", "Heavy Artillery" and "Mounted Artillery" ...

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