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by dduff442
Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?
Replies: 3141
Views: 339898

Bang on the nail, Doktor. Great job. I stretched the meaning of the word 'subsequently' a little -- 41 years subsequently in this case! I was going to post a few clues, but they proved unnecessary. Fraid I'm out of ideas now...

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by dduff442
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?
Replies: 3141
Views: 339898

Yes, yes indeed -- we have a winner. I was beginning to think I was waiting for Godot until you saved my blushes. Stewart later added an Oscar to his Croix - I'm sure the two looked nice together on the mantlepiece. Beckett, unknown at the time of his decoration, added a Nobel as you mention. As a n...
by dduff442
Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?
Replies: 3141
Views: 339898

Here's a US airman receiving the same decoration as the man above. If you can ID him (and hence the medal received), the rest should be easy.

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by dduff442
Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?
Replies: 3141
Views: 339898

Don't overwhelm me by replying all at once!

A few big fat clues, then...

He was neither French nor a soldier, but he was a very nobel character rather more famous for other reasons.

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by dduff442
Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Feldgrau Forum Photo Riddle ?
Replies: 3141
Views: 339898

Thought I'd give this a go...

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This man was hunted by the Gestapo and decorated by De Gaulle. He also won a Swedish award. Who is he?

Regards,
dduff
by dduff442
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: another sad chapter....
Replies: 254
Views: 25164

pzrmeyer, I'm not sure Israel is very relevant in this and am certain the EU is totally irrelevant. The critical question in judging US/UK policy is: what point of departure from the policies actually pursued would have lead to better outcomes today? The most obvious one is the Iraq invasion, natura...
by dduff442
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: The unofficial ww2 random facts thread
Replies: 149
Views: 70363

In 1943, 10% of U-boat commanders accounted for 50% of sinkings. 50% of commanders accounted for all sinkings.

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by dduff442
Sat Mar 31, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: another sad chapter....
Replies: 254
Views: 25164

Hi All, Suppose you were an Iranian Intelligence official and you had a handful of junior servicepersons from what you regard as a hostile power in your possession. Would you threaten them with trial and imprisonment or subject them to Abu-Ghraib style abuses? Or would you allude, to each prisoner p...
by dduff442
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Help needed: 206th ID and 14th ID (Mot), 25th-29th Nov 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Hi All, It's a fine book, but in assembling all that detail about the main axes of attack, he didn't leave any time to research the 'Molodoi Tud' operation (the river is actually called the 'Tudovka'), so all of his info there is from secondary sources and there are a few errors. I have German and S...
by dduff442
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Gerhard leaving what's upo next
Replies: 9
Views: 2834

Hi All, Like it or not, with out Sid and a few others, the vets here would only have total wingnuts for company. Funny, for instance, that so few people found max painless' 'leather-faced, bitchy jews' remark offensive... If such things are allowed to run on, then (uh...) normal people will quickly ...
by dduff442
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: How to Make Umlaut?
Replies: 12
Views: 4249

Hi Unermudlich, 1) Activate NumLock 2) Press Alt and hold, then... for ä: Key 0228 and release Alt key for ö: Key 0246 and release Alt key for ü: Key 0252 and release Alt key also handy is: ß ('sharp s'): key 0223 and release Alt key. Also, you can use the 'Charmap' application which comes with Wind...
by dduff442
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: VizAdmiral Hellmuth Heye
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

VizAdmiral Hellmuth Heye

Hi All, Der Spiegel reports that Vizadmiral Helmuth Heye sent out 'Biber' ( a one man mini-sub ) pilots on a mixture of cocaine, speed and morphine. These were virtual suicide attacks, with the death rate in any single operation normally exceeding 95% during the period in question. Sending the men o...
by dduff442
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Help on 301st Gren Reg (206th ID), Nov 25th-Dec 5th 1942
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Hi Tigre, Thanks for that. I'd been reading Glantz, though his treatment of the Molodoi Tud sector is fairly brief. Interestingly, I'd found a few errors in his account -- he places the 158th Rifle Div in the wrong area, calls the Tudovka River the 'Molodoi Tud' river etc. Minor issues in the big sc...
by dduff442
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Help needed: 206th ID and 14th ID (Mot), 25th-29th Nov 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Hi Erik, Found it alright. Great stuff. It was this that really sparked my interest as I'd been deciphering some Soviet accounts of the fighting and when I found your site I realised I'd some info from both sides in the battle. The counter-attack of the 11th Gren Reg on 26/11/42 was ill-fated. They ...
by dduff442
Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Help needed: 206th ID and 14th ID (Mot), 25th-29th Nov 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 1814

Help needed: 206th ID and 14th ID (Mot), 25th-29th Nov 1942

Hi All, I'm looking for help on these units, specifically on the 301st Gren Reg of the 206th ID, and the 11th Gren Reg and associated supporting units of the 14th ID (Mot), during the fighting in the areas of Yakhimovo, Dubovik, Sukhusha, Trushkovo, Ploti, Soust'evo and Zaitsevo during the defense b...