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Prize for 3rd place - shooting contest.

Article about: Hi, Just want to show you a picture from my collection. I bought this picture several years ago from a guy i England - it was his granduncle who won the prize. The granduncle is in the front

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    Default Prize for 3rd place - shooting competition

    Hi,

    Just want to show you a picture from my collection.

    I bought this picture several years ago from a guy i England - it was his granduncle who won the prize.

    The granduncle is in the front row, closest to the sidewalk(with the sword)

    He did service i "Wach Regiment Berlin" from 1935 to 1939, and was born in köningsberg in 1917.
    This picture was given to him as a prize in a shooting contest within the "Wach Regiment Berlin".
    The picture hung in his house during the war and his wife took the picture along when she fled from the russians.

    He was also menber of the Honour Guard for AH during the olympic games in Berlin, there he received a olympic-picturebook signed of AH.

    He was in the Berghof when Mussolini visited Deutschland.

    From 1939 in served in Grossdeutschland-division.

    When Deutschland invaded Polen he was with all the way.

    He served on the easternfront during the hole war, and was part of all the major battles on the southern-flank.
    ...including winterbattles, battle at Kursk, and withdrawal to Deutschland.

    He was captured a few meters from where this picture was taken, where he was defending the Chancellery together with the 3 last soldiers of his regiment and a handfull of men from Volkssturm, and an antitank-canon.

    After the war he was in Russian prison in Siberia for 9 years, he came home in 1954.
    He lived the rest of his life with his wife and died in 2006.
    Their only child was killed in an aerial bombardment in 1944.

    His family still has his daggert and other things - including the AH signed olympic-picturebook.
    The Russians took his medals.

    Regards
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    Last edited by Replace; 05-23-2013 at 05:11 PM.

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