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by German Born
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Not by Accident but Deliberate
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: Not by Accident but Deliberate

Would the bombing of cities and township residential areas be a deliberate act? The answer is most probably Yes..........But to the bomber pilot this was just another mission that was ordered from high command and it was to be carried out regardlessly. The night pilot could see the houses through th...
by German Born
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Stille Nacht Silent Night
Replies: 0
Views: 755

Stille Nacht Silent Night

The battle was raging, men lying,dying trying to survive by any means when there was a halt in shooting "The end of the war has come,finally we can go home"yelled out a soldier. "What is that sound,it sounds like music,someone singing"he said. This was Christmas eve Weihnachtaben on the front line. ...
by German Born
Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Hitlers Victory
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Hitlers Victory

What was the general feeling with the rest of the world when Hitler first rose to power?
by German Born
Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: How do I find possible relatives that were in the Wehrmacht?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: How do I find possible relatives that were in the Wehrmacht?

Hi there,you can gather research from Feldgrau as there are many members with a wealth of knowledge and are only too happy to share it. Of course you will not find out everything you want as a lot of records and files were destroyed at the end of the war,but just keep looking you are on the right tr...
by German Born
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:58 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Border Shift
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Re: Border Shift

Your pa possibly served with my dad Panzer division 1941-1945.POW IN rUSSIA 1945-1947.my dad was from Niesse. so when you visit his grave to pay respect please pay some respect from me also
Cheers G B. :D
by German Born
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: Hitler Youth
Replies: 9
Views: 8241

Re: Hitler Youth

A comprehensive gallery with lots of photographs: http://www.veltmaete.nl/in-gleichem-schritt/ And: http://www.veltmaete.nl/in-gleichem-schritt-2/ These pictures are excellent and a credit to you Holtingar I have a DVD named Hitler Youth (probably banned in some countries) which I bought at a cheap...
by German Born
Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Re Kormoran
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Re Kormoran

Did Germany ever hold an inquiry into the HMAS Sydney v Kormoran incident?
If so,what were their findings?
by German Born
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Kormoran
Replies: 2
Views: 1991

Kormoran

An inquiry into the loss of HMAS Sydney in 1941 has found it's captain behaved inexplicably when he brought the warship too close to a German raider. In the naval equivalent of point blank range the disguised German auxiliary cruiser Kormoran engaged the Sydney and sank it off the West Australian co...
by German Born
Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: German teenage draft
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

Re: German teenage draft

You are probably right when you say"one of the lucky ones" It would have been a shock to any prisoner of war to return to their home town (if it remained) For some maybe the idea of being shot was thought of as they discovered that the home town they had left had completely been destroyed. I think i...
by German Born
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: German teenage draft
Replies: 2
Views: 1374

German teenage draft

I am looking for some info on a 19 year old german who was drafted into the German Army in 1941 He was in the Tank (Panzer) division so I would like to find out where he would have been assigned to? Having been captured by the Russians in 1945 would that mean that he was on Russian soil? Having been...
by German Born
Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Border Shift
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Border Shift

After the Soviets shifted the German/Polish border which was sanctioned by Churchill where did all the people go?
Where did the german soldier who gave everything for their country go when they suddenly found there was no "Home" to go back to?
by German Born
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: ww2 Behind closed doors
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

Re: ww2 Behind closed doors

It ran here in the States, and I enjoyed it. Most of the information contained in it I already knew, but there were a few things which really made it worth while. It uses some footage and interviews from a previous Brit documentary on the Eastern Front(War Of the Century??); those of you who watche...
by German Born
Fri May 29, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: ww2 Behind closed doors
Replies: 3
Views: 1658

ww2 Behind closed doors

SBS Australia is currently showing "WW2 Behind Closed Doors"
It is on Friday evening at 2030 hrs and it is definitely a "Must see"
Thank you again SBS Australia for bringing us another fine series. :D :D
by German Born
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Monte Cassino
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Re: Monte Cassino

Best wishes to the vet from us in Australia.
by German Born
Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Churchill's Bodyguard
Replies: 0
Views: 830

Churchill's Bodyguard

SBS Australia is currently screening episodes of Churchill's bodyguard on Friday nights at 2035 Hrs. This has been produced in the United Kingdom and I thoroughly recommend it for viewing. Some of the contents of war footage are said to be rare,and I thank SBS for giving us this magnificent series. ...