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by xausa
Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: The Mussert Cross
Replies: 0
Views: 2018

The Mussert Cross

Hello, Can anyone shed any light on this somewhat obscure decoration or point me into the direction of a good source (book, link) on the said award? Rough number of crosses made/awarded (if known), overall history of the cross, known maker(s).. Etc. Any input would most welcome. As I understand, the...
by xausa
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:45 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: WW2 / Third Reich related museums / sightseeing in Berlin
Replies: 0
Views: 1537

WW2 / Third Reich related museums / sightseeing in Berlin

Hello folks, To cut a long story short, I'm off to Berlin for three days and would love to hear your recommendations on places to see & visit. Now, the catch is that I'm going with my gf and don't want to drag her to a half a dozen museums or monuments :) So, if you had to choose one or two places ,...
by xausa
Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: WW2 related museums/sights in Hamburg?
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

WW2 related museums/sights in Hamburg?

Any tips?

Going there next week. I'll be based in Hamburg and would like to stick to the city and not venture to far from there..

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice.
by xausa
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: KVK/War Merit Cross ..how many (roughly) were awarded?
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

KVK/War Merit Cross ..how many (roughly) were awarded?

Hi there,

Could someone help me with this one?

I'm trying to find out how many of War Merit Crosses (1st and 2nd class, with and without the swords) were awarded?

Thanks for any help, X.
by xausa
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Strategy/war game (PC) featuring the battle of Culloden?
Replies: 1
Views: 3803

Strategy/war game (PC) featuring the battle of Culloden?

Is there one?

Thanks for any advice.
by xausa
Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Best "what if" novels?
Replies: 33
Views: 4994

Best "what if" novels?

Hi there,

Just finished reading Robert Harris' "Fatherland" for the third time.. (Excellent book I might add).

Now, I was wondering if anyone could Can recommend other "what if" novels in the mold of the one by Harris? (Nazi Germany winning the war etc.)
by xausa
Tue May 29, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Henri Dericourt, a double or a tripple agent?
Replies: 0
Views: 2458

Henri Dericourt, a double or a tripple agent?

Is anyone here familiar with the case of Henri Dericourt and if so, what do you think of his exploits in the occupied France? I tend to think the man was acting under the orders of MI6 (without the knowledge of SOE) to feed his German "masters" false information (as had been done in the succesfull O...
by xausa
Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Major Patrick. R. Reid
Replies: 2
Views: 1399

Major Patrick. R. Reid

I'm almost sure that Mr. Reid has passed away but does anyone here know for sure? In case someone doesn't know who he is/was.. "Patrick R. Reid (later Major) in the British Army, and noted non-fiction / historical author. A Nazi Prisoner of War, he was held captive at Colditz Castle. One of the "Lau...
by xausa
Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Dresden - The Movie 2006
Replies: 9
Views: 1180

So the storyline is roughly a love story between a British pilot and a German nurse? Sounds just too far fetched (remember how warm thoughts the Germans had for RAF) and overtly pc.

:oops:
by xausa
Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Worst blunders of WW2, top ten.
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Worst blunders of WW2, top ten.

How about a list of the top 10 screw-ups of WW2, all nations included? To start with, the debacle of Stalingrad is an obvious choice, the way the flanks of the front were neglected and manned by poor quality Rumanian, Hungarian & Italian troops, which were easily overrun.. then after the circulation...
by xausa
Mon Feb 20, 2006 4:41 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Koblenz, what to see?
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Now that's neat. :D

Thanks guys.
by xausa
Sun Feb 19, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Koblenz, what to see?
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Koblenz, what to see?

Ok then, straight to the point.

I'll be staying in the town of Koblenz next summer for a few days, does anyone have any suggestions of places (WW2 related or other) that are worthwile a visit?

Cheers
by xausa
Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: 9 SS Panzer Division Hohenstaufen failure at Tarnopol
Replies: 14
Views: 7977

I'm not sure I understand the point of this post, I don't know (maybe I've missed something) but I don't think anyone questions the fact that by mid 1944 the red army had become quite a menacing force.
by xausa
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Feldwebel Dreger
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

Feldwebel Dreger

Paul Carell mentions in his book "Stalingrad, the defeat of the German 6th army" a certain Feldwebel Erwin Dreger. During the Russian attack on Kharkov on March 1942, Erwin Dreger, a highly resourceful NCO from the 3rd Pz.Div. held a 2km wide frontline with just 15 men. The Germans (all of whom were...
by xausa
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: VOLKSTURM pictures of interest
Replies: 23
Views: 14275

While I do recognize the bravery of some of the volkssturm, I do think that the whole concept of forcing old men & school boys to act as cannon fodder was among the worst criminal acts that the nazi regime committed during it's tenure.