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|6th Panzer Division|
— 6. PzDiv —
|Active||October 1939 – May 1945|
|Garrison/HQ||Wehrkreis VI: Wuppertal|
|Engagements||World War II|
The division, initially formed as a light brigade, participated in the invasions of Poland, Belgium, France and the Soviet Union. From 1941 to 1945 it fought on the Eastern Front, interrupted only by periods of refitting spent in France and Germany. It eventually surrendered to US forces in Czechoslovakia in May 1945 but was handed over to Soviet authorities, where the majority of its remaining men would be imprisoned in Gulag hard labour camps.