3rd Light Division - 3.ª División Ligera

The 3rd Light Division ( 3. Leichte-Division ) was a unit of the German Army ( Heer ) at the beginning of World War II . It is sometimes described as Light Mechanized and Light Panzer, to distinguish it from later Light Infantry divisions.


It was formed in Cottbus on November 10 , 1938 . It participated in the invasion of Poland , and was reorganized and renamed the 8th Panzer Division on October 16 , 1939 .


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