19th Panzer Division (Wehrmacht)

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The 19th Panzer Division (English: 19th Tank Division) was an armoured division in the German Army, the Wehrmacht, during World War II. It was created from the 19th Infantry Division.

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19th Panzer Division
19. Panzer-Division
Unit insignia
Active1 November 1940 – 8 May 1945
Country Germany
BranchArmy
TypePanzer
RoleArmoured warfare
SizeDivision
Garrison/HQWehrkreis XI: Hanover
EngagementsWorld War II
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The division fought exclusively on the Eastern Front, except for a brief period of refitting in the Netherlands in mid-1944. It took part in the battles of Moscow and Kursk as well as in the crushing of the Polish uprising at Warsaw. It eventually surrendered to Soviet forces in Czechoslovakia in May 1945.