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22nd Mountain Infantry Division (Poland)

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Active  1919-1944
Branch  Land forces
Role  Mountain warfare
Country  Poland
Type  Mountain infantry
Size  ca. 16,000
22nd Mountain Infantry Division (Poland)

The 22nd Mountain Infantry Division (Polish: 22 Dywizja Piechoty Górskiej, 22 DPG) was a pre-war unit of the Polish Army. It was one of two mountain infantry divisions of Poland to take part in the Invasion of Poland of 1939. Currently its traditions are continued by the 21st Podhale Rifles Brigade. Until 1939 the unit was commanded by Col. Leopold Engel-Ragis and was stationed in and around the towns of Sanok, Przemyśl and Sambor.

Along with 11th Infantry and 21st Mountain Infantry Divisions, the 22nd was notable for its distinctive uniforms, based on folk attire of the Górale (Polish highlanders) rather than standard uniforms of the Polish Army. During the Invasion of Poland, the division was attached to the Prusy Army. Overrun by the Germans, the Regiments fought separately in the ranks of other units.

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22nd Mountain Infantry Division (Poland) Wikipedia


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