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by Spandau
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: photos of the moment, of impact and stress - please submit
Replies: 22
Views: 16525

TimoWr wrote:
Helmut Von Moltke wrote:that well known picture isn't probably staged
Isn't staged? Everybody knows it was staged so why do you suggest it wasn't?
Ave Timo,

Everybody knows it was staged? I have heard nothing of the like. How do you know that it is?

Vale,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Okinawa
Replies: 19
Views: 2630

Avete,

I am glad to see he wrote his death poem. Now THAT is a great practice.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu May 18, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: "The Forgotten Soldier" by Guy Sajer
Replies: 315
Views: 124139

Did he miss the last evac. point of the Grossdeutschland? The last GD unit leaving Memel: 2nd Battalion, Pz.Gren.Rgt. "GD" left aboard the ship Wolta on 4 December 1944 and reached the port of Pillau near Koenigsberg without incident. Was this the last embarkation point, due to the relentless defen...
by Spandau
Wed May 10, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Who was Germanys top Sniper in WW2?
Replies: 39
Views: 18094

What happened to Simo Hayha, the best sniper in history? Was he always on the German side (he was a Finn). Ave Handzar, In addition to his sniper kills, Simo was quite deadly with a machine pistol. During the Winter War Hayha was shot in the face, putting him onto a coma that lasted until March 194...
by Spandau
Sat May 06, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Really dumb facts.....and tolerance
Replies: 12
Views: 2104

Hi Hans, "There are no right or wrong answers"? Absolute nonsense! Any event occurs in only one way. Any accurate account of this is the truth. Anyone who believes differently is not indulging in their "own truth". They are just plain wrong. Any opinion that does not reflect the facts is at best wo...
by Spandau
Sat May 06, 2006 2:55 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Soldat
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

If MY memory serves me correctly, which it rarely does, was the cuff title only mentioned once in the book? Could that not of been a typo? It is these little things that catch a readers eye but don't necessarily ruin the book. It would be a readers own call to whether they believe it or not. Ave sn...
by Spandau
Sat May 06, 2006 2:49 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Hans Rudel - Stuka Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Avete,

He has been officially awarded with 519.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Fri May 05, 2006 12:38 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Personal Accounts
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Ave Gebirgsjager, I would recommend ooking at the thread "memoirs and dairies" (or something like that) that is a sticky topic in the 'Books' section of feldgrau. If you see something that interests you, ask about it in a thread and people can tell you more about it. And yes, Tom and sniper1shot are...
by Spandau
Fri May 05, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Soldat
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Ave sniper1shot, incidentally, did you ever review "The Forgotten Soldier?" I would be curious to see it if you did. Since you are the great book authority on feldgrau, I am curious to see what side you take. Personally, "The Forgotten Soldier" rings true to me and the 'mistakes' are vrey believable...
by Spandau
Thu May 04, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Soldat
Replies: 8
Views: 1966

Ave Hans, while I did not notice Knappe's errors, I would be reluctant to condemn him as a fraud considering the amount of prestige "Soldat" seems to hold. I don't know of anyone challenging it, and I have heard of many others being challenged.. As a side note, often in the recollection of events, I...
by Spandau
Thu May 04, 2006 12:50 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Hans Rudel - Stuka Pilot
Replies: 21
Views: 4751

Avete, Having read his book, I would not so much call him a Nazi as a nationalist. In the reading of memoirs I have done in the past, there were a few men who veiled their Nazi ideals behind the guise of super patriotism. Still, when I read Rudel's book, he had a sort of naive sincerety about his bo...
by Spandau
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Saving Private Ryan: Waffen-SS Uniform Help
Replies: 25
Views: 20462

Avete, After looking at screenshots from Saving Private Ryan, I would agree that they are Das Reich soldiers who have the amazing power to teleport. Also, I am sure this has been pointed out before, but I noticed something. That Tiger is not a tiger at all! It is a disguised T-34! Look at the bogie ...
by Spandau
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Another Japanese soldier turns up!!
Replies: 6
Views: 922

Rajin Cajun wrote:I'm guessing a probable Soviet POW?
Ave,

For 60 years? I doubt that is the case.

Vale,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Your Favourite German military marches?
Replies: 20
Views: 4484

Avete,

Erika would have to be the number one choice for me.

Valete,

-Spandau
by Spandau
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Günther Prien
Replies: 4
Views: 722

Ave Benoit,

I really liked Enemy Submarine by Wolfgang Frank. Aside from Iron Coffins and Das Boot, it is the best U-boat book I have read. It primarily deals with Scapa Flow, but it also covers other voyages. The book ends on the eve of Priens last voyage.

Vale,

-Spandau