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by B Hellqvist
Wed May 04, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: can someone tell me what this says
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: can someone tell me what this says

douglas5102 wrote:the postmark says Frankenberg (sachs) and the letter code at the bottom is a "m" which is Konjggratz where ever that is. Can someone help me out?
Should be "Königgrätz".
by B Hellqvist
Tue May 03, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Dresden TV drama
Replies: 3
Views: 1923

Re: Dresden TV drama

My problem with "Dresden" was the rather unlikely love triangle, a feature that infests way too many war movies these days.
by B Hellqvist
Tue May 03, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: can someone translate the address on the front
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Re: can someone translate the address on the front

Here's a shot at a transcription:

Herrn Korvettenkapitän Alfred Pakusch
Kiel
Marineoberkommando Ostsee
Ober(something)stab

The Marineoberkommando Ostsee appears to have been relocated from Danzig to Kiel earlier in 1943. Here's more info: link.
by B Hellqvist
Tue May 03, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: can someone translate the address on the front
Replies: 4
Views: 3144

Re: can someone translate the address on the front

Well, here's something on the fate of the sender: Nachname: Pakusch Vorname: Kurt Dienstgrad: Oberleutnant Geburtsdatum: 01.09.1909 Geburtsort: Christburg Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 17.09.1943 Todes-/Vermisstenort: Saporoshje I couldn't find anything on Alfred Pakusch, which might mean that he survived...
by B Hellqvist
Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Explosive New Book about Kursk Coming out in May
Replies: 48
Views: 20220

Re: Explosive New Book about Kursk Coming out in May

Then there's Kursk 1943: A Statistical Analysis by Zetterling and Frankson, which was published in 2001. It exploded a few myths, not least the Soviet claims. They have written a book which deals with the battle in a more traditional way (written in a more flowing style), but it hasn't been publishe...
by B Hellqvist
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Humor in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 122
Views: 55716

Re: Humor in the Wehrmacht

A photo from my collection:

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"The company sergeant major or the mother of the company"
by B Hellqvist
Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Humor in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 122
Views: 55716

Re: Humor in the Wehrmacht

schultze wrote:A week letter he gets a letter through the post.It reads: "Herr Schmidt, your horse has diabetes"! :D :D
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by B Hellqvist
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests

Someone on another forum suggested that it could be an early version of the SdKfz 6, an a brief search yielded a pic with a 6 with the lesser number of road wheels.

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by B Hellqvist
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Re: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests

I thought it was a SdKfz 7, too, but it lacks one inner and one outer road wheel. Also, there's the boxier rear, spare wheel, etc.

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Wehrkreis II? Thanks for the info! That narrows it down a bit. I'll see what I can do about the unit sign.
by B Hellqvist
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Some vehicle model/unit ID requests
Replies: 6
Views: 3814

Some vehicle model/unit ID requests

I've obtained several german photos, and am in the process of trying to pin down which units they depict. Maybe the excellent members here might have an idea about what the photos depict... http://bjorn.foxtail.nu/images/bil_41.jpg It appears like it was taken on the Eastern Front during the winter ...
by B Hellqvist
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Luftwaffe Oblt shoulderboard cypher ID?
Replies: 1
Views: 2859

Luftwaffe Oblt shoulderboard cypher ID?

Here are three Luftwaffe officers chilling outside their stabszelt on some French beach after the campaign of 1940. Three names are scrawled on the back of the photo, "Lt K...old, Major Jürgens, Oblt Forneberg". I'm trying to find out which unit they might belong to, as the Oberleutnant has some sor...
by B Hellqvist
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Humor in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 122
Views: 55716

Re: Humor in the Wehrmacht

Here's an article with some funny photos of German soldiers. I had seen a couple of them before, but many were new to me.
by B Hellqvist
Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Humor in the Wehrmacht
Replies: 122
Views: 55716

Re: Humor in the Wehrmacht

Thanks for posting those stories! I think that much of the humor is lost because of the changing culture. Jonathan mentioned Monty Python, which is still quite funny, but was a real revolution 35+ years ago, as it challenged much of the morals back then. It is all a matter of cultural context. Remem...
by B Hellqvist
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Officer training in the Wehrmacht?
Replies: 6
Views: 5056

Re: Officer training in the Wehrmacht?

Thank you, hero - Du bist ein Held! :)
by B Hellqvist
Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Uniform ID request
Replies: 1
Views: 2370

Re: Uniform ID request

Mystery solved: the guys belong to a NSKK Motorschule.
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