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Interesting Grave shot post war

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    I found this photo online of a german war grave in Haven in 1946. If it is real it really shows a contrast from the times before and then.

    All the best,
    Stefan

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    Quote by thekid View Post
    If it is real....
    I wonder if it is?

    Mighty surreal if so.

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    They respect the grave and left the helmets ...interesting. Thanks for sharing .
    Dean

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    Interesting indeed. There must have been hundreds, if not thousands
    of graves like this throughout Europe at the time, and I suppose
    that eventually these soldiers would be removed and interred
    in proper war graves.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Dean View Post
    They respect the grave and left the helmets ...interesting. Thanks for sharing .
    Dean
    A much older friend of mine that grew up in the Czech republic said no one wanted anything to do with the helmets, there were thousands of them laying about, but at best people sold em for scrap metal; no one dared take them home as trophies or such, god forbid the police saw you carrying one!

    Martin

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    The photo is indeed correct !
    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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    A grim reminder of the recent events that took place there a year earlier. Amazing the transformation from death and destruction to peaceful bliss. The price of freedom paid by vanquished and victor is the same and enjoyed by all who remain.

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    A common sight in 1946 I would say

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Sorry if i seem an idiot here but where is Haven ??? Is it Bremen Hafen ??

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    Yes, it is real. The photo was taken by the Havel (not Haven) River in the summer of 1945.

    Here it is on the website of the German Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs:

    https://www.in-die-zukunft-gedacht.d...1/epochen.html

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