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|Battle of Plzeň|
|Part of Invasion of Czechoslovakia|
German soldiers preparing for an assault on Czech positions in the Škoda Works factories west of Plzeň on October 22, 1938.
|Commanders and leaders|
| Gen.Lt. Conrad v. Cochenhausen|
(CO of 10. Infanterie-Division)
Gen.Lt. Erich Friderice
(CO of 17. Infanterie-Division)
Major Kurt Thomas
(CO of Pz.Abt. 65)
| Brig. Gen. Jan Kloud †
(CO of Hraniční oblast 32)
Brig. Gen. Valentin Pozdíšek
(CO of 2. divize)
Pz.Abt. 65 of 1. Leichte Division
|12 infantry battalions
6 artillery batteries (mostly 100 mm howitzers)
Various units who had retreated into the city from elsewhere
|Casualties and losses|
15 tanks destroyed
|Invasion of Czechoslovakia|
| Battle of the Border|
(Opava • Operation Freudenthal • Šatov • Znojmo • České Budějovice)
The Battle of Plzeň (sometimes called the Siege of Plzeň) was a battle for the control over the Czech city of Plzeň between the Czechoslovak Army and the invading German Army. The city was one of the main industrial centres in Czechoslovakia, being the home of the famous Škoda Works (Škodovy závody), Czechoslovakias leading arms manufacturer.