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Battle of Crete Holiday 2012

Article about: An excellent thread Ben keep it coming!! Could be a plan for a holiday!! hot for the Missus & guns for me!! Cheers Terry.

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    Excellent Thread !

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    Just a question, is the Fallschirmjager memorial still there in any form???

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    Just a question, is the Fallschirmjager memorial still there in any form???
    As far as i can recall the FSJ memorial had been smashed down and i'm not sure whether sufficient funding was available to replace it , with the probablity that it would be damaged again !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    im im here now bought the book fallshirmjager in crete with me and a very good book nice being able to read about the battle here and see some wartime photos and be able to stand where some of the photos were taken there is one of of some fj on hill 107 looking down on maleme air strip wich i could almost pinpoint the exact place the photo was taken sadly there are no fj lids just liying about

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    Thanks...I recall seeing a photo of it in "after the battle" magazine....the plinth was there and a much defaced eagle

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    One photo I was going to get on the last day but we drove by it, I was in a bit of a hurry, the steps and plinth are still there but the Eagle one top of it has been smashed to pieces, but I would say 90% of it yes
    Ben

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    Cheers for that mate!!! There is a German War memorial at the site of a former POW camp here in Oz, it was made by members of the 8th machine gun battalion who were captured at El Alamein....it had a huge Iron cross, with hakenkruez on top, that was removed after the war, but it was replaced with a blank iron cross in the 70's....it's still there!!!

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    Quote by don_kihotis7 View Post
    I know man, i have the same "problem" but i love her so much that i don't mind about these sacrifices.

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    oh yes man. my baby boy is my everything.

    ouzo is a very good choice also

    Ouzo was not a choice Ben? With meze it's much better IMO
    oh yes man.my baby boy is my everything in my live....

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    Great thread Ben and fantastic vacation.
    Thanks for posting.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Guys this photo was taken 2 weeks ago in Crete. It's my father in law. Can anyone identify the type of the gun?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture image-1072736163.jpg  
    Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377

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