Meet the Heroes: General Major Stanislaw Sosabowski – Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade

General Stanislaw Franciszek Sosabowsk was the commander of the Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade which fought valiantly in Operation Market Garden, a battle which ended with disastrous casualties of allied troops including the Polish division.   The Polish 1st Independent Parachute Brigade was among the Allied forces taking part in Operation Market Garden. Due to […]

Meet the Heroes: German Brigadeführer & Generalmajor – Heinz Harmel

Born in 1906, Harmel volunteered for the SS-Verfügungstruppe (later known as the Waffen-SS) in 1935 and served as a company commander in the SS-Regiment “Der Führer”, with which he took part in the Battle of France in 1940. In 1941, he took part in the Balkans Campaign and Operation Barbarossa. In December 1941, he took […]

Meet the Heroes: German Fallschirmjäger Lieutenant – Erich Lepkowski

Erich Lepkowski became famous for “Lepkowski’s Prisonbreak”, which took place on 16 August 1944.  During this raid on a POW camp, Lepkowski and his men went deep into territory held by Partisans of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) and by Americans in order to rescue 130 of their fellow Fallschirmjäger troops. Lepkowski’s raid […]