Operation Granit
by
Tom Mouat
The Fall of Eben Emael
• Brialmont, Belgium and the First World War.
• Fort Eben Emael.
• Fall Gelb.
• Koch Storm Detachme...
Brialmont, Belgium and WW1
• Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903)
• Belgium
• Antwerp and Liege Defences
• The Gap of Visé…
TheGapofVisé
Liège
The Meuse River
The Maas River
Maastricht
The Gap of Visé
Brialmont, Belgium and WW1
• Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903)
• Belgium
• Antwerp and Liege Defences
• The Gap of Visé…
...
Fort Eben Emael
• The Albert Canal…
• Construction and the Kaster…
• Role…
• Armament…
• Organisation…
The Albert Canal
Construction
Construction
• Kaster
• Built 1932-1935
• Cost 24 Million
Francs
• 4.5 Km of Corridors
• Barracks, Hospital,
Power
• Chemi...
Role
• Veldwezelt
• Vroenhoven
• Canne
• Lanaye
• Visé
Armament
• 1 x Twin 120mm
• 4 x Triple 75mm
• 2 x Twin 75mm
• 11 x 60mm AT
• 4 x AA HMG
• Modified HMG
• Searchlights
• Du...
Organisation
• High Command
• 3e Corps
• 1er Corps
• Language
• Major Jottrand
• 1,200 Men
• Barracks
• Offices
• Morale
Fall Gelb (Case Yellow)
• The Olympic Games
• Hitler's Intent
• The DFDS-230
• The Hohlladungen
• Student's Plan
Koch Storm Detachment
• Stahl, Eisen, Beton and Granit
• Hauptmann Walter Koch
• Imagination
• Drive and driving
• Trainin...
Training
• Hildesheim
• Pilot Volunteers
• Discipline
• Form
• Lapses
• Poland
• Secrecy
• Uniform
• Move
• Practice
GliderDFS-230
• Cost
Equipment
• 6 Rifles
• 2 Submachine guns
• 1 x Machinegun
• 1 Flamethrower
• 1 x 4m folding ladder
• 1 Flare pistol
• 2 x ...
Orders
Mission Order: Sturmgruppe Granite
Gruppführer: Oberleutnant Witzig
Deputy: Leutnant Delica
Combat Order:
• Ensure ...
10 May 1940
• Fort Preparations.
• Lift off.
• Early casualties.
• Landing….
• The Hohlladungen….
• Attacking the bunkers…...
Landing
Landing
• Dummy cupolas
• Cupola 120
• Lt Delica
• Sgt Maj Wenzel
The Hohlladungen
Charge
Effect
Attacking the Bunkers
Late Arrivals
• Counter-Attacks.
• Firing.
• Leutnant Witzig.
• Mier & Bader
Aftermath
• Prisoners of War
• Oberjäger Ernst Grechza
• Rewards
• Crete
• Visiting the Fort
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
080228 Operation Granit
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080228 Operation Granit

  1. 1. Operation Granit by Tom Mouat
  2. 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. 3. Brialmont, Belgium and WW1 • Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) • Belgium • Antwerp and Liege Defences • The Gap of Visé…
  4. 4. TheGapofVisé Liège The Meuse River The Maas River Maastricht The Gap of Visé
  5. 5. Brialmont, Belgium and WW1 • Henri Alexis Brialmont (1821-1903) • Belgium • Antwerp and Liege Defences • The Gap of Visé… • World War 1
  6. 6. Fort Eben Emael • The Albert Canal… • Construction and the Kaster… • Role… • Armament… • Organisation…
  7. 7. The Albert Canal
  8. 8. Construction
  9. 9. Construction • Kaster • Built 1932-1935 • Cost 24 Million Francs • 4.5 Km of Corridors • Barracks, Hospital, Power • Chemical Protection
  10. 10. Role • Veldwezelt • Vroenhoven • Canne • Lanaye • Visé
  11. 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. 12. Organisation • High Command • 3e Corps • 1er Corps • Language • Major Jottrand • 1,200 Men • Barracks • Offices • Morale
  13. 13. Fall Gelb (Case Yellow) • The Olympic Games • Hitler's Intent • The DFDS-230 • The Hohlladungen • Student's Plan
  14. 14. Koch Storm Detachment • Stahl, Eisen, Beton and Granit • Hauptmann Walter Koch • Imagination • Drive and driving • Training… • Gliders… • Equipment… • Security… • Orders…
  15. 15. Training • Hildesheim • Pilot Volunteers • Discipline • Form • Lapses • Poland • Secrecy • Uniform • Move • Practice
  16. 16. GliderDFS-230 • Cost
  17. 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. 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. 19. 10 May 1940 • Fort Preparations. • Lift off. • Early casualties. • Landing…. • The Hohlladungen…. • Attacking the bunkers…. • Hauptfeldwebel Wenzel….
  20. 20. Landing
  21. 21. Landing • Dummy cupolas • Cupola 120 • Lt Delica • Sgt Maj Wenzel
  22. 22. The Hohlladungen Charge Effect
  23. 23. Attacking the Bunkers
  24. 24. Late Arrivals • Counter-Attacks. • Firing. • Leutnant Witzig. • Mier & Bader
  25. 25. Aftermath • Prisoners of War • Oberjäger Ernst Grechza • Rewards • Crete • Visiting the Fort

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