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by Darkdeacon
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Decorations
Replies: 0
Views: 1109

Decorations

I don't know if this belongs here but... Talking with my grandfather about WWII, he indicated that he had received decorations but they were stripped from him when he was captured. Now I am wondering, in light of the long forgotten regime, has Germany reversed it's decision on this and if so how do ...
by Darkdeacon
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

Yeah, but when your in it, you don't see the world or historical view, you see your closed in tunneled view. Looking on it now, I see it from a different perspective. I still wonder if we did any good and as far as the Canadian Forces goes, a whole regiment was disbanded because of their actions. Bu...
by Darkdeacon
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

Actually hat website is laid out very nicely. Perfect for what I was looking for. Thanks again.

Only problem is; what the hell is VHS? lol!
by Darkdeacon
Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

The reason I am so interested is because everyone has this idea that Germans were evil, I'll admit from all the accounts, it does seem that way. I think I have always disassociated my grandfather from this, even though he fought for Germany. So I am interested in seeing how the general person in the...
by Darkdeacon
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

Now the film "Untergang" is that the same as "der Untergang" about the last days of Hitler? If it is not do you have more details on it? ISBN number or something that I could find it? Thanks a lot.
by Darkdeacon
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

I guess I should add that I am interested in the human aspect of it, not necessarily about the tactics or the campaigns, but how the members felt. I guess the dirty aspect of it all.
by Darkdeacon
Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:39 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 19
Views: 4883

Movies

I was wondering what the opinions were on the movie "Stalingrad" as to the authenticity of the depiction of events at that time? The uniforms seemed authentic at least. Are there any other German war movies that are somewhat accurate as well? I enjoy watching and learning, especially from the German...
by Darkdeacon
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identify Component and Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Both of you thank you very much for the info, I appreciate the link. I realize that is just conjecture about the rank. I am interested in getting facts which is why I am glad you gave me a link. I know he had several medals and I was interested in that aspect as well; as I am in the military with se...
by Darkdeacon
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: KEEP FELDGRAU ONLINE - DONATE!
Replies: 22
Views: 18806

Just to add to the pandemonium of this thread, my donations have already started.
by Darkdeacon
Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Another Identification, Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

Another Identification, Please

So I went through your website Christoph and I have made some "guesses" for this one, but once again, would like your opinion? There's no substitute for good old experience. It is funny because I am in the military now, and our structure no where nears this kind of structure. We have units basically...
by Darkdeacon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Website Link
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

Website Link

How do you put a website link on your profile? I do not seem to have the option. Another off topic, I think this is a great site and I plan to use it so I started a monthly donation. So does that mean my title changes to patron as well? or is it just based on the amount of posts? Not really importan...
by Darkdeacon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identify Component and Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Any idea on the rank he held?

Sorry I did not mention it earlier.
by Darkdeacon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identify Component and Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Here is a closer look at the shoulder flashes:

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Is there a couple of links where I can learn more about his unit? He was born in Little Prussia so that makes sense?

and I thank you very much for your swift and helpful response. I am in your debt.
by Darkdeacon
Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Identify Component and Unit
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Identify Component and Unit

I am trying to find information on my grandfather and all I have is this picture. Unfortunately knowing what unit and component he served with would be helpful and I can't tell. I was hoping someone would be able to help identify this for me. As I do not have a lot of experience in determining this....