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by ReinhardH
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: German Vocabulary: Word of the Day
Replies: 32
Views: 16249

Re: German Vocabulary: Word of the Day

ein Sauhaufen (a pig sty) ... my father's description of his disgust at the sloppy and undisciplined appearance of the Austrian military during our visits there in the '60's and '70's
by ReinhardH
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: German Vocabulary: Word of the Day
Replies: 32
Views: 16249

Re: German Vocabulary: Word of the Day

Ratzeputz ... eradicate
by ReinhardH
Mon Jan 11, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

I hope this info has helped, norge
Alles Gute
by ReinhardH
Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

... Some additional info that might be useful in your search ... Here are the names of individuals in Schweitzer’s SS unit mentioned in the account: Willi Schweitzer Untersturmführer Willig Wagner Obersturmführer Peter Pongratz Unterscharführer Heinz Burbach Oberscharführer Hektor Untersturmführer H...
by ReinhardH
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

OK, here’s what I’ve found so far… General der Panzertruppen Hermann Breith, commander of the III.Panzerkorps, Heeresgruppe SÜD At the beginning of April 1945, the following units were under his command: 1. Volks Gebirgs Division, Generalleutnant Wittman Kampfgruppe Krause under the command of Gener...
by ReinhardH
Sun Nov 01, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

Hello ... here are two photos of the first map from the book .. top photo is of the open book, bottom photo is of the top half of the map to show more detail .. note the towns of Rechnitz and Schachendorf near the bottom right of the bottom pic...
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by ReinhardH
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

Hello! Thanks for the reminder and additional details about Rechnitz/Schachendorf/Schweitzer ... have indeed found a very specific reference to the action of this unit in that area in a few pages of the book. If copyright laws permit, I'll post three or four photos of the relevant pages of text and ...
by ReinhardH
Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

Hello!

I’m pretty sure most of what Brettner has researched in detail took place mostly north of the Graz area, but will check through the book for any reference to the units you mentioned, and will update.

Grüße!
by ReinhardH
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Paul Carell
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Re: Paul Carell

The same Carell photo volume as above, with photo captions translated to English :)
by ReinhardH
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Paul Carell
Replies: 1
Views: 710

Paul Carell

Front and rear cover of the original Paul Carell photo volume to ‘Unternehmen Barbarossa’ and ‘Verbrannte Erde’.
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Front and rear cover of the same Carell photo volume with captions translated to English...
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by ReinhardH
Mon Dec 08, 2014 2:49 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

fwiw, here are two war relics from that area and that time that a family member gave me in the mid-50's. They had to move away from their property just east of Graz as the front approached … some weeks after the end of the war when they returned home, they found a lot of stuff littered all over the ...
by ReinhardH
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

...I didn't return to the thread quick enough to be able to edit my above post, but would like to add that there is an 'Eggersdorf' close to the area, just northeast of Graz... A local fellow wrote some well researched detailed books about the heavy fighting in this area .. not sure if the one I hav...
by ReinhardH
Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:31 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 14
Views: 4258

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

Hello, that area in Austria happens to be exactly where I'm from .. although I grew up here in the US, family there have been kind enough to travel the whole area with me during my visits. If I can, I'll post a pic I took tonight of a section of an old map on my wall right after I saw this post. Alo...
by ReinhardH
Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Rudi Salvermoser TV Star
Replies: 20
Views: 7068

Re: Rudi Salvermoser TV Star

I thought it would never happen, but FINALLY recently the local at&t AHC channel aired the 'Greatest Tank Battles .. Battle for the Baltics' episode! :D
by ReinhardH
Sat May 17, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 38
Views: 13778

Re: Goodbye

may you rest in peace, Haen