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Pic. of Giant German Soldier in Normandy.

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    That's possible too, but the German solider does still seem to be quite tall and lanky. I reckon they strapped an antenna to his head and used him as a sort of mobile communications mast!

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    The soldat's name is Jakob Nacken, he moved to the U.S. after the war and even appeared on Broadway! You can read more here

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    Great story Adrian.Thanks for posting it! Ron

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    Good detective work adrainc....case closed.



    All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
    George S. Patton

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    Quote by cmc View Post
    that's possible too, but the german solider does still seem to be quite tall and lanky. I reckon they strapped an antenna to his head and used him as a sort of mobile communications mast!
    lol

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    Great story! thanks for the article and detective work adrienc! hes almost lucky that he was captured as a POW and sent to britain. He wouldnt have lasted too long as a HUGE TARGET for the GI's + Tommys

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    Gentlemen...in the Kaisers army also !....it must be all the Wurst and Turnips !
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    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    great link adrian, wouldnt like to try and find a manequinn for his tunic

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    heres another one. this soldat was pretty tall as well. Maybe not as tall as i think because that little runt is REALLY small.This was an original picture for sale on ebay. it was funny but i didnt want to pay too much for it. its my background on my computer tho lol
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    no, that guy on the left was little

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