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helmet of Knights cross owner-Karl Radermacher-from KURLAND POCKET

Article about: Hello guy,s.Here i wish to show you M35 model helmet wich belonged to Knights Cross owner Karl Radermacher.Helmet has been discovered last year in Kurland pocket.Brave soldier born in Aachen

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    Karl Radermacher ended war in Germany, not in Kurland Pocket. He took part of the first Kurland battle and was sent then to Germany to get Nachkampfspange in Gold. So it is not possible that the award that was found from Kurland some time ago belonged to him. So I belive it is important to know where this helmet was found. If it was from the region the first Kurland battle took place it is possible this helmet really belonged to him. If not, maybe it belonged to someone with the same name. There were more than 500 000 Germans in Kurland, so no wonder when there were more than 1 Radermacher.
    You are quite correct 21 ID didn't remain in Kurland until the surrender , i corresponded with Karl on a few occasions so i'm sure if his health is still good he will be interested in this , i'm waiting for confirmation of his current address etc !!
    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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    Oh wow, very cool. I will watch this with interest!

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    I was surfing through old topics and found this one. So is there any continue of this stunning story?

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    According to several sources he's still alive.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Great relic helmet with history hope it turns out he was the owner. I too am interested in this story nice find! timothy

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    Glad this was brought up again as i forgot about it , Karl is still alive and i have his current address if Ostlanddigger want's to contact him ??
    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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    Just read the whole thread, really interesting find. Have you got contact with KR?

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    Now this is truly amazing. The odds of this are pretty incredible. It may be the same helmet as the one shown in the picture judging by the multiple layers of paint. Really looking forward to see how this one turns out.

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