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by gerhard2
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:07 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 8217

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Matrhias, When with a Ausbildungs Ersatz Abbteilung for basic and gun training our batterie manned from year 1926/25 guy's like me was earmarked to join the 12th (HJ) division which was training in Belgium. Somehow part of our batterie ended up with the 2nd in Russia. Like the guy's of the 12th we w...
by gerhard2
Wed Aug 27, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?
Replies: 80
Views: 8217

Re: How elite were waffen SS solders at the last stage of 2 WW?

Hi HaEn Nice to see you feel better enough to be back here. You got it right, maybe not how elite perhaps more likely how naive. A good example was my last Division. A Division made up of mostly Wehrmacht Artillerie units and one SS Werfer batterie but the CO was a SS Gruppenfuhrer. Andre's friend K...
by gerhard2
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 37
Views: 4719

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.
HaEn,
I hope you are better and able to enjoy the Holiday's.
I bet you can think of a few under very different circunstances.
Keep your spirits up :beer: :beer: :beer:
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Oradour
Replies: 164
Views: 21865

Sid: You answer : "As far as I can tell, it consists of a statement by a W-SS man present who fingers the W-SS for the Oradour massacre and some later doubts by someone else not present about his statement." Isn't this more or less how most statements and versions sound and leaves to the rest of us ...
by gerhard2
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Oradour
Replies: 164
Views: 21865

Andre: I don't see any irony as you do. All I see is reports by veterans, researchers and people who form a opinion based on those reports. You of course dismiss any conclusions which do not support your beliefs as unsubstantiated, incredulous, worthless . Like you have in almost every one of our ex...
by gerhard2
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Oradour
Replies: 164
Views: 21865

Andre: Like I stated before I wasn't there and like you I heard and read about this tragedy. As I was with the 2nd Division in 43/44 of course I would like to know what happened. There are many reports including "T U L L E und O R A D O U R Eine deutsch-französische Tragödie, by von Otto Weidinger-1...
by gerhard2
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Haen
Replies: 63
Views: 8666

HaEn - Hope you are OK :shock:
All the best,
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: War Crimes
Topic: Oradour
Replies: 164
Views: 21865

Hi: In a much earlier posting when asked I replied as I was not there I can only offer my opinion. Which is, due to exaggereations and the need to blame someone it will be a long time, if ever, to get the truth. Here is a translation : The Story of Oradour-sur-Glane Sworn Affidavit of Eberhard Matth...
by gerhard2
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:15 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Note to Gerhard
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Andre: I mentioned Kammler during a debate with Mr. Miller pointing out that he was one of the few high ranking officers I met/seen. The only conversations I had with them (except Dietrich) was as I recall "jawohl Obergruppen Fuhrer".From what I saw of them and heard from my comrades, they like most...
by gerhard2
Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: The Waffen SS and the "live ammo" myth
Replies: 66
Views: 10774

M K
You get no argument there I found this out when I got a bullet during my trek back but you still got it wrong. When I mentioned Ivan's intentions I meant what he was going to do with me had I been dumb enough to put my gun down.
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: The Waffen SS and the "live ammo" myth
Replies: 66
Views: 10774

Hi John:
I did not mean Paddy when I mentioned the poster who so kindly enlightened me about Ivan's intentions while on vacation in Russia. I am talking about another "Historian" who is so smitten with the "vibrant, ambitious and on the whole forward looking people".
Had you read this HaEn ?
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: The Waffen SS and the "live ammo" myth
Replies: 66
Views: 10774

Heh HaEn, What I find strange about many of these debates is how people tell us what we done and what we seen. In fact one poster told me what I expected from Ivan in Russia and assured me I was mistaken. I just wonder if he was even born then. Why they told us how we were treated and our camps were...
by gerhard2
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: The Waffen SS and the "live ammo" myth
Replies: 66
Views: 10774

Hi Imad, I don't know what you were told but at my time in 1943 we never used live ammo during training. We used dummy ammo, the ones with a red wooden plug and dummy loaded hand grenades Before shipped East I had fired about 10 live rounds with my 98k and maybe 10 or so with a MG34 at the target ra...
by gerhard2
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Happy Birthday HaEn
Replies: 13
Views: 3060

Happy Birthday HaEn

Hello HaEn:
I believe it is your 81st Birthday.
So I wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and many more to come. :up:
Take care and stay away from doctors and hospitals.
From a comrade of those long gone day's and the year 1926
Gerhard
by gerhard2
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: ... the importance of this site...
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Hi Dragunov:
Perhaps it would be interesting as well of any around here who are around 80.
I know of two, HaEn and Rudi.
Anyone else ?
Gerhard