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The Liberation of Roeselare. - September 08, 1944

Polish Troops liberate Belgium
Western Front By: JJAZ - Last update: 09/25/2011
Axis Player: Allied Player:
x5 x6 x6 x6
    first You play first


Historical Background:
On Wednesday September 7, Mr. A. Terrin, a member of the Belgian resistance,
met up with the Polish troops and gave the password, "Major Page,"
to the Polish officers. This code, given by London intelligence,
vouched for the trustworthiness of the maps and details given by Mr. Terrin to the Allies.

In order to avoid destruction and casualties in the city of Roeselare,
General Maczek then made a brave decision to go for a man-to-man fight, rather than bombarding it with artillery.

Soon, the Germans were taken prisoner or killed. In total, 8 Polish soldiers were killed.
Only 15 Germans were killed by the Allies, along with the accidental shooting of one Belgian police officer. Only 7 civilians were wounded.

As a tribute today, there is still a square (Polish Square, or "Polen Plein") in the town center, and a small chapel marks the locals? gratitude for the Liberation.
General Maczek died at 102 years and is buried at Breda Holland.

Briefing:
Axis Player: Germany
Take 5 command cards

Allied Player: Poland
Take 6 command cards.
You move first.

Conditions of Victory:
6 Medals.

Special Rules:
The Troops with 3 figures represent the Belgian resistance, they are played like the French resistance.

Scenario Bibliography:
GabriŰl Verbeke.

Warning:
Please note that this scenario was not approved by Richard Borg or Days of Wonder, so you have to check yourself about playability, potential gaming issues, etc.

Set-up Order
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