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Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

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    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    The Commandant of 506. Inf. Regiment, Ritterkreuzträger Oberst Paul Gurran (with his Wolchow stab)

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    Again the Ritterkreuzträger Oberst Gurran (second by left) with his cane on a Panzer.

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    There are also images of German soldiers carving their wooden canes with Hiwis or Russian civilians and even of Russian POWs carving the canes.

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    German soldiers and civilians

    Geography of the USSR: The Ass of the World.

    A Russian POW carving a cane

    These last two photographs are from my collection. The second soldier on the left of the first photo is the same as the first soldier on the right in the second photo. He always seemed like an interesting guy to me. It is clear that he was wounded and hospitalized and dedicated his time to carving his cane.

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    I really like the camaraderie seen on the faces of group photos of wounded soldiers in field hospitals.
    Who knows, maybe he survived the war and may even have kept his old Volkhov walking stick to walk, as an old man, through the streets of his town in Germany ...

    I hope you enjoyed it
    Regards

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    Really interesting thread
    gregM
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    myself around.

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