Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

German Heer 1935-1945.

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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by tigre » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:12 am

hey Zepp :D; thanks for your wishes and HAPPY NEW YEAR!! for you and yours. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:32 pm

Hello to all :D; a little more..............

Horses in the Volkhov Front.

Source: Original Fotos Konvolut im Fotoalbum von Eine Soldat mit 155 fotos der Gr. 506 I.D. 291. Domingo, 04 de Enero de 2009, 16:04:18

Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year - feliz Ano Novo - gluckliches Neues Jahr - Bonne Année - Felice Anno Nuovo!!! :beer:

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Carrying the supplies to the frontline…………………………
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Dragging a light howitzer of infantry of 75 mm.
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Fighting against the mud……….
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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by Me-109 Jagdfleiger » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:17 pm

More Great photos Raúl, Happy New Year :beer:
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Post by tigre » Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:53 pm

Thanks for your wishes Jonathan :up: . HAPPY NEW YEAR!! for you too. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:41 am

Hello to all :D; a little more..............

Horses in the Volkhov Front.

Source: Original Fotos Konvolut im Fotoalbum von Eine Soldat mit 155 fotos der Gr. 506 I.D. 291. Domingo, 04 de Enero de 2009, 16:04:18

Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year - feliz Ano Novo - gluckliches Neues Jahr - Bonne Année - Felice Anno Nuovo!!! :beer:

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Going forward in spite of the muddy track.
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Coming along through a flooded track.
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going ahead along a muddy path.......
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Post by tigre » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:17 am

Hello to all :D; last part..............

Horses in the Volkhov Front.

Source: Original Fotos Konvolut im Fotoalbum von Eine Soldat mit 155 fotos der Gr. 506 I.D. 291. Domingo, 04 de Enero de 2009, 16:04:18

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Grazing while the wagon is freed.
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Fighting for its freedom.............
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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by Nibelung » Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:59 pm

Interesting tigre, one thing came to thought though...since there were so many horses required for such a big organisation such was the Heer...where did all those horses come from? I mean, did they have "horse wehrkreise" or what? :wink:

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Post by tigre » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:19 pm

Hello Nibelung, glad to greet you :D; taken from my first post..........
In the peacetime, the horses were purchased in the German breeding areas. The mass of the riding horses and the draw horses came thereby from East Prussia followed by the Hanoverian for the same use. For the artillery and the light horse-drawn of the infantry Holsteiner, Oldenburger and Ostfriesen horses were used primarily as draw horses. The heavy draw horses were from the remaining breeding areas.
The German army sent remount commissions to purchase the horses in these breeding areas. But later as the war was in progress the German Army took over the beutepferde (mainly from France) and the pferdepanje in the east...........

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Post by charlieboy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:50 am

hi tigre
you have to feel sorry for those poor horses stuck in the mud. the look of despair in their faces, is very sad
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Post by tigre » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:10 am

Hello Micky :D; yes those poor beast had a hard test there and certainly, the horses did its best. cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by Zepp » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:54 pm

Hi Tigre.

Strange that horses serve us in every way they can even if we treat them as @#%! :evil:
As from were the horses came: In Norway Wehrmacht confiscated a lot of horses from the peasants.
I guess this was the same in all occupied countries.

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Post by tigre » Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:43 pm

Hello Zepp :D; yes I think to feed such an army like the German Army was they should confiscate as much beute pferde as they could. Thanks for your tip. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by Me-109 Jagdfleiger » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:04 pm

More Great pics, my Fiancee enjoys looking at these as much as I do (shes a big horse lover), :up:
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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by sebastian » Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:24 am

saw a documentary on nbc about the russian front and how the horses kept on going where the trucks and tanks could not go on,there was a german vet that gave some info and when he talked about the horses he started crying with tears about how these animals suffered and worked and kept on working for the men,he had deep respect for these "worktools",and they did the job as history tells us
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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by charlieboy » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:05 pm

hi sebastian
what would the wehrmacht have done without these wonderful creatures, yes i can imagine a vet crying, to see the pain and suffering these poor animals went through.
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