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The End of Michael Wittmann

Article about: Visited here last week as part of my Villers-Bocage visit.....

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    Couldn't resist ......
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    Quote by Composite View Post
    I’m always intrigued in the almost fanatic interest in the great Bren Carrier-killer......and why there doesn’t appear to be such interest in the other German “Aces”...some of whom lasted longer, killed more tanks, served in more vehicle types, took out more proper tanks and survived the conflict.

    I understand that ol’ Witters was in the iconic Tiger...and that he was probably most famous for his post D-Day activity against convoys of Brit soft skins and tanks....and he looked “cool”....and his demise remains a mystery....can I ask here, what is YOUR (open to all) reason for Wittman v Carius or Knispel or other.....

    ..apologies if this seems like a Thread-Hijack....that is not the intention.....
    The post war fascination with Wittmann is probably simply that it makes a good story. At the time Germany needed some good stories and Wittmann's action would have been seen as a potential moral booster for the German population. But there were plenty of Wittmann's contemporaries who post war were less giddy about Wittmann's conduct in the action and critical of it from a tactical and professional point of view.

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    Not many 30yr olds today would command such study.....
    " I used to be indecisive but now I'm not quite sure "

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    And #43/44 posts here..

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    Quote by HistoryMan View Post
    Couldn't resist ......
    Got to be done mate while it is still there !
    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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    Quote by Paul D View Post
    Got to be done mate while it is still there !
    Yes that's what i thought, and the gate was open, honest !!

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    I wonder when the restoration will begin?..

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    Quote by The Devil's Bank View Post
    I wonder when the restoration will begin?..
    Good question? how is the restoration of the the Houffalize Panther going ? I am so glad i was there in 2016
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