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080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
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080228 Operation Granit

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  • 1. Operation Granit by Tom Mouat
  • 2. The Fall of Eben Emael • Brialmont, Belgium and the First World War. • Fort Eben Emael. • Fall Gelb. • Koch Storm Detachment. • 10 May 1940. • Late arrivals. • Aftermath.
  • 3. Brialmont, Belgium and WW1 • Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) • Belgium • Antwerp and Liege Defences • The Gap of Visé…
  • 4. TheGapofVisé Liège The Meuse River The Maas River Maastricht The Gap of Visé
  • 5. Brialmont, Belgium and WW1 • Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) • Belgium • Antwerp and Liege Defences • The Gap of Visé… • World War 1
  • 6. Fort Eben Emael • The Albert Canal… • Construction and the Kaster… • Role… • Armament… • Organisation…
  • 7. The Albert Canal
  • 8. Construction
  • 9. Construction • Kaster • Built 1932-1935 • Cost 24 Million Francs • 4.5 Km of Corridors • Barracks, Hospital, Power • Chemical Protection
  • 10. Role • Veldwezelt • Vroenhoven • Canne • Lanaye • Visé
  • 11. Armament • 1 x Twin 120mm • 4 x Triple 75mm • 2 x Twin 75mm • 11 x 60mm AT • 4 x AA HMG • Modified HMG • Searchlights • Dummy positions
  • 12. Organisation • High Command • 3e Corps • 1er Corps • Language • Major Jottrand • 1,200 Men • Barracks • Offices • Morale
  • 13. Fall Gelb (Case Yellow) • The Olympic Games • Hitler's Intent • The DFDS-230 • The Hohlladungen • Student's Plan
  • 14. Koch Storm Detachment • Stahl, Eisen, Beton and Granit • Hauptmann Walter Koch • Imagination • Drive and driving • Training… • Gliders… • Equipment… • Security… • Orders…
  • 15. Training • Hildesheim • Pilot Volunteers • Discipline • Form • Lapses • Poland • Secrecy • Uniform • Move • Practice
  • 16. GliderDFS-230 • Cost
  • 17. Equipment • 6 Rifles • 2 Submachine guns • 1 x Machinegun • 1 Flamethrower • 1 x 4m folding ladder • 1 Flare pistol • 2 x 50kg, 3 Bangalores, 2 x 12.5kg, 1 x 6kg Pole Charge, 5 x 3kg, 1 x 20kg crate, 5 x Bags of charges • 2 large Flag markers.
  • 18. Orders Mission Order: Sturmgruppe Granite Gruppführer: Oberleutnant Witzig Deputy: Leutnant Delica Combat Order: • Ensure complete surprise over exterior installations, which could endanger river crossings to the north. • In addition, attack the Panzer cupolas, casemates and AA positions. • Break up hostile attacks and defend until relieved.
  • 19. 10 May 1940 • Fort Preparations. • Lift off. • Early casualties. • Landing…. • The Hohlladungen…. • Attacking the bunkers…. • Hauptfeldwebel Wenzel….
  • 20. Landing
  • 21. Landing • Dummy cupolas • Cupola 120 • Lt Delica • Sgt Maj Wenzel
  • 22. The Hohlladungen Charge Effect
  • 23. Attacking the Bunkers
  • 24. Late Arrivals • Counter-Attacks. • Firing. • Leutnant Witzig. • Mier & Bader
  • 25. Aftermath • Prisoners of War • Oberjäger Ernst Grechza • Rewards • Crete • Visiting the Fort

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