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Look what mother had in the cupboard!

Article about: Gents, for your information, the German military manual/book shown/posted by Mart has been posted and discussed in the Imperial forum, here :- http://warrelics.eu/forum/imperial-g...49/#post

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    Hi Ade,

    I'm glad I'm speaking to an authority and not my mum!! She has been insistent for years that this was a Mutter Kreuz but I was thinking the same as youself that it is a normal Christian crucifix and thus wanted the correct authority to confirm this.I'm sorry if I have perhaps wasted your time but thanks for the confirmation.
    Cheers Mart.
    Oh incidentally the Soldat Buch is in fact a Wehrpass - do you want me to still upload the piccies??

  2. #12

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    Hi Mart, no problem! Please post the Wehrpass.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Please find Wehrpass enclosed - your thoughts please...
    Cheers Mart.
    Oh incidentally the pictures of the female appear to have been his sister.
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    Fine original item. I don't know how much German you read? But it is a good research project.

    I will turn the pics around for you, once I have time.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks again for your comments Ade,

    Translation ist kein probleme as I work for a German company and use the lingo also dear old mum would never forgive me if I couldn't speak her native tongue!!! On a more serious note how or where do I address the problem if the poor man survived the war or met his demise - what link would I need to research his fate??

    Cheers Mart,

  6. #16

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    Hi Mart, as you are not a relative, the German authorities will not allow you to research the soldier. But the Wehrpass is his record of service and you might not find out much more than is contained therein anyway.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Hi Ade,
    Thanks for your help on this one I might try to do some digging perhaps ref hometown and surname regarding my German connection as see what perhaps my cousins might find. At the mo I'm more excited for the fotos of rallies that my grandfather attended to be sent over for the forums perusal.

    Thanks Mart.

    On another note my father said that in the next week or so I could drive him round the Dorchester area regarding ex military dump sites and DDay holding bases and their locations - anyone local got a metal detector???

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    Pics now all tuned around

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    Hi Mart.

    Love the Wehrpasse, just wish I could read/understand German. As I am sure you are aware, this is effectively the mans service history, and is a goldmine of information. (I suspect that your relative took this either from a deceased or POW soldier)

    From what I can understand, he was a pre-war soldier who served in Infantry regiments 89 and 255, being promoted in 1937 and 1938. Can you please translate the last (?)promotion for me, (dated 1st December 1938), as I cant translate it and just want to know.


    Regards etc
    Ian D

    AKA: Jimpy

    PS: Good luck with your jaunt around the Dorset countryside, just be careful where you use a metal detector, some people may not appreciate it!!

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    Hi Ian, the last promotion is to "Unteroffizier" roughly a Sgt in Brit/US terms.

    Cheers, Ade.

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