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.
Fallen BW soldier memorial and von Bock in the background
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)
Eberhard Troschel and memorial plate for his brother Wolfgang Trocshel fallen in Russia 1941
Some of the names of the buried. 5 unknown Russians buried together. Pics are not the best. Sorry.
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