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Back from Germany!!!

Article about: Thanks for the warm "welcome back" friends I will post some more tomorrow when time permits. Cheers

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    Hello friends

    At long last i am back from Germany and Denmark. I drove almost 2400 km back to Moscow. I post in this sub forum because i visited "Volksbund" and picked up a few relics on the Russian/Latvian border. Just on the other side of the border i met a police officer who was also a dedicated digger. I got a intact fuel canister from 1939, a very relic condition M35 and a copper Reichwehr buckle in just a few hours. I will post pics later on.

    The friend a stayed at is a Volksbund volunteer. He helps keeping the memorials and graves clean and so forth. He of course knows a lot of interesting memorials. He showed me some interesting places. Among them Generalfeldmaschall Fedor von Bock's grave. It's not everyday you see a Generalfeldmaschall grave. He is buried with his wife and three other people. Their vehicle was attacked by a British fighter plane 3rd May 1945. They all died on the spot except Fedor von Bock who died the day after.

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    Fallen BW soldier memorial and von Bock in the background

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    My daughter

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    Some of the good things Volksbund do. Germans, Russians, Poles, French, unknowns and so forth, buried side by side. (For people who do not understand the importance of battlefield archaeology)

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    Eberhard Troschel and memorial plate for his brother Wolfgang Trocshel fallen in Russia 1941

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    Some of the names of the buried. 5 unknown Russians buried together. Pics are not the best. Sorry.

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    I always feel good giving these people a second "life" in cyber space. Will post some more pics later on. Nice to be back again on WRF

    Regards, Lars

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    Good stuff.thank you for the pictures.
    chris

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    Thanks Chris. There will be more LOL

    Regards, Lars

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    Thanks for the photos, glad you had a safe and successful trip...2400km is quite an achievement, lol...
    cheers, Glenn

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    It was a tough drive but i need the vehicle here for the digging, and construction work among other things Here it is if interested.

    Me, the wife and daughter and the small town we lived in

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    Regards, Lars

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    Hello Lars , great pics and some great history , thanks for shareing these with us ,lovely family and town where you live , cheers Raymond

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    Sounds like a nice trip.
    Somehow the poingnant photos of the graves and memorials bring across what happened just as well as a rusted ground dug helmet does. In regards to Fedor von Bock - wrong place at the wrong time. All food for thought.

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    seems like a great trip.amazing you drive so many km. hope you post more photos

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    Hey Lars mate, glad you had a nice time in the Reich

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    Glad your back Lars looking forward to see the photos.

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