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227th Armee

Article about: A while ago I befriended a girl from Switzerland. Today I found out that she had inherited a Luger, a lot of badges (like silver cross and infanterie sturmabzeichen), photos and letters from

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    Question 227th Armee

    A while ago I befriended a girl from Switzerland. Today I found out that she had inherited a Luger, a lot of badges (like silver cross and infanterie sturmabzeichen), photos and letters from her granddad which was in SS (Dibs on the SS luger ). According to her and the letters he was in the 227th Infantry Division and she would like to know more about what they did and where they fought. Any info would be appreciated

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    The 227 Infantry Division was a Wehrmacht Division. The Waffen SS had only 38 Divisions.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    The 227 ID were a veteran Heer Army Group North Divison , they fought at Leningrad , Wolchow, Narva and Kurland,

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    Paul
    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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    @Wagriff Thats what I thought too, but she said that he was in the Waffen-SS in the 227th. I googled it and It looks like it was a combination between SS and Wehrmacht and that they merged together.

    @Paul Ok, thanks.

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    Not sure what you googled but the 227 ID was never a Waffen SS Unit or merged with any Waffen SS Unit it was a Heer Divison for it's entire wartime carrerr !!
    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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    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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    She still insists that her granddad was in 227th as a SS, but maybe she have misread a letter or something.

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