05-11-2016 07:57 PM
I agree. Three observations:
The letter has a lot of typos, spelling- and grammar errors.
The seal stamp on the award document says "SS-Panzer-Division Wiking". However, in January 1943, "Wiking" was still a Panzergrenadier-Division.
SS-Instandsetzungsabteilung 11 was a component of the "Nordland" Division, not of "Wiking" (which had Instandsetzungsabteilung 5).
Thank you, I could not agree more.
One look at the signature is enough for me to condemn that citation as a fake.
Luckily another faker who has no idea about Waffen SS Divisional orbats !
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