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by Spandau
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Famous photograph, what is his story?
Replies: 52
Views: 60734

Re: Famous photograph, what is his story?

Given the now advanced age of this thread I'm still amazed that it still invites discussion. I suppose that is because this image has become regarded as almost iconic to WW2. Regards, Simon. It is surprising to see the thread I started seven years ago still at least marginally active, and unfortuna...
by Spandau
Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: I'm Back!
Replies: 11
Views: 1903

Re: I'm Back!

Avete,

Welcome back, Ian. I, too, have been dormant these past years (due to much time at sea) but have been spectating for most of the time and am glad it is still going. I thank all of the old crowd (and the new) for keeping this all going, I really appreciate it.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Foreign Legions
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Foreign Legions

Avete, I know of the French Foreign Legion and Yhe Spanish Foreign Legion, but what else is out there for someone who wishes to join foreign militaries? Are there other foreign legions? Which countries allow foreigners into their militaries? Yes, I know this isn't necessarily on-topic, but this seem...
by Spandau
Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Rare & Interesting Sniper Training Video
Replies: 3
Views: 1795

Re: Rare & Interesting Sniper Training Video

Avete

I couldn't find them on youtube, when did you find this?
by Spandau
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Wound Badge Certificate
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Ave Simon,

thanks a lot, I have what I need.

Vale,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Mon Jan 29, 2007 3:24 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Wound Badge Certificate
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

Wound Badge Certificate

Avete,

does anybody have a certificate for the earning of a wound badge? Any grade will do. If someone would scan it in and/or simply post the image I would be very grateful. Thanks

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Famous photograph, what is his story?
Replies: 52
Views: 60734

Re: If you are a WW2 historian after a scoop of a story....

Hello all. To my surprise, they said that they have actually both identified and contacted the man, telling me that he now lives in the USA but respect his wishes to keep his name private. If I were a WW2 historian/journalist/documentary maker, I would surely consider getting an interview with this...
by Spandau
Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Letters of Notification
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Letters of Notification

Avete,

When a soldier died in combat, what was the nature of the letter of notification sent to the family? Was there something of a template that the name, rank, etc. of the soldier was inserted into?

What were they like? Does anyone have a picture of one?

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: books to read before you die
Replies: 52
Views: 13196

Avete, Berlin Dance of Death by Helmut Altner. A fascinating first hand account of the Battle of Berlin. It very well captures the chaos of that final battle. Iron Coffins by Herbert A. Werner. It was recommended above and I will recommend it again, it is very good. The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Saje...
by Spandau
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: German World War II Memoires and Diaries
Replies: 73
Views: 112878

Avete,

I just found a new one,

The Road to Stalingrad by Benno Zeiser

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: bullet effects
Replies: 49
Views: 14552

Avete, The effect of a bullet hitting the body has far too many variables to really say what damage is done or how it feels. The angle, range, velocity and calibur of the bullet all are factors. There are even small things such as what the body part was doing when it was hit. Just speaking from pers...
by Spandau
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: More Military Music
Replies: 0
Views: 733

More Military Music

by Spandau
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Favourite Photos
Replies: 37
Views: 23639

Avete,

Image

I find this image quite striking. It seems to not just represent war, but everything in general.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: Feldgrau Convention
Replies: 53
Views: 16950

Avete,

Even though I am not a very active member, I actually might show up as I will be in the area anyway. I want to see what Christoph is like in person.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Karabiner-98k
Replies: 12
Views: 5007

Avete, Indeed, the Karbine 98K is quite an excellent rifle. Tough, reliable, safe, (for the user, if they know what they are doing) powerful, accurate, and long ranged. I own three of them, and in the manual for one of mine it says, "Your rifle can shoot accurately up to 1,000 meters. You, however, ...
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