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Polish uhlans versus Panzers - mythbusters
« on: October 07, 2018, 12:41:14 PM »
This was another made up tale, of lancers charging panzers.
In fact a Polish uhlan regiment caught a German infantry battalion in a wood by surprise, and charged them, routing two companies. As the routing infantry broke out of the back of the wood, the uhlans pursued, as you would, and by chance an armoured car platoon and reporter team were approaching the wood, thinking it was safely held. Consequently the Sdkfz 231s were able to give the uhlans a good butchering as they charged past pursuing routing infantry. And the reporter team (mis)identified it as lancers charging armoured cars. Hence the story got exaggerated into armour into panzers.