Operation Lancuch


'Lancuch' was the Polish resistance movement’s successor and supplement to 'Taśma' (late 1943).

In August 1943 the headquarters of the Armia Krajowa had ordered 'Taśma' as a series of armed actions against German guard stations on the frontier between the General Gouvernement and the territories annexed by Germany, and followed this effort with 'Lancuch', similarly ordered by General dywizji Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, the Armia Krajowa’s leader, for implementation in November 1943. In this effort Armia Krajowa units carried out several attacks on German border stations in the southern part of German-occupied Poland.

In the autumn of 1943, moreover, Armia Krajowa unit in the Kraków area attacked several German outposts, including those at Barwinek and Piwniczna and in the Nowy Targ and Wadowice areas, along the border with Slovakia.