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#1 soren1941

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:07 AM

Hi,

I've heard that there is a picture of Hitler going to his car which is parked in Kauwekijnstraat ( next door to the Menin Gate ) after visiting the memorial in 1940.

Has anyone got a copy the can post?

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:18 AM

See this thread on GWF.
Hitler at the Menin Gate - Great War Forum=

Dave posted loads of images on there.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:35 AM

Cheers Owen,

Don't forget I have been exterminated from the forum, so if someone would be so kind as to post an image of Hitler In Kauwekinstraat I'd be most pleased!
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:40 AM

I'm sure Dave will be only to pleased to post the photos on here later.
He's very nice like that.
Members like him need to be buttered up abit to make sure they hang around.

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#5 CROONAERT

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:52 AM

Members like him need to be buttered up abit to make sure they hang around.

:)



No we don't. We just don't suffer fools gladly, so I'm OK here!:D

The Hitler & Car photos I have are taken near Aubers and/or Vimy, but there are a few Ypres shots (one of them is of Uncle Adi walking back to the car at the Menin Gate, but the car is out of shot - shall I flood the thread with piccies?:D)

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Edited by CROONAERT, 23 July 2008 - 09:26 AM.

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#6 soren1941

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:57 AM

Yes please, it's the street where I live (I thought that was a song?)
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:11 AM

Soren

Yes it is a song from the musical "my Fair Lady"


YouTube - Vic Damone - On The Street Where You Live

I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I Several stories high.
Knowing I'm on the street where you live.
Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour Out of ev'ry door?
No, it's just on the street where you live!
And oh! The towering feeling
Just to know somehow you are near.
The overpowering feeling
That any second you may suddenly appear!
People stop and stare. They don't bother me.
For there's no where else on earth that I would rather be.
Let the time go by, I won't care if I
Can be here on the street where you live.


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:20 AM

Don't forget I have been exterminated from the forum,!


Didn't realise that it was impossible to access images on there (even if they're your own!) if you can't log in. I know now!:mad:

Anyway, stuff 'em! Here's the Hitler Tour (ypres & elsewhere), June 1940 ...


Arras

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Aubers

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Aubers (2)

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Aubers (3)

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Aubers shoeshine boy

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Fournes en Weppe

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Fournes en Weppe (1916)

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Langemark Soldatenfriedhof

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Langemark Soldatenfriedhof (2)

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Langemark Soldatenfriedhof (3)

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Kemmel belvedere

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Kemmel belvedere(2)

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Menin Gate

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Menin Gate (2)

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Notre dame de Lorette

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Notre dame de Lorette (2)

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Notre dame de Lorette (3)

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Rethondes

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Vimy

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Vimy(2)

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Vimy(3)

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Ypres

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:23 AM

There's only one thing to say about that stuff Dave and that is "WOW"
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:33 AM

Dave are they from ATB issue 117?
HITLER ON THE WESTERN FRONT - Jean Paul Pallud retraces Hitler's visits to France and Belgium in 1940 including the Führer's personal tour of his First World War battlefield.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:43 AM

Cheers Dave,

Thanks for taking the time to post these, is there a specific one of the men on Kauwekijnstraat?
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:54 AM

Dave are they from ATB issue 117?



Most of them are, but not all.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 09:57 AM

Thanks for taking the time to post these, is there a specific one of the men on Kauwekijnstraat?



The first "Menin Gate" photo shows them turning into it, but I've not seen a specific shot of them actually getting nearer the car. However, there is moving footage of this same scene, but it stops as soon as they turn the corner.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:02 AM

...a few more...

Fournes en Weppes

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Fromelles

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Fromelles

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Near Fromelles

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Near Laon

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Reims

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:08 AM

Fascinating stuff.
Anyone know exactly what kind of security detatchment travelled with Adolf when out and about in the occupied zones? Looks very substantial in these pics.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:14 AM

I know that a detachment of the Leibstandarte always travelled with Der Fuehrer as his personal bodyguard. These men were on rotation from the Front so had battle experience. Otto Guensche, one of Hitler's Valets/Aide de camp/Servants was rotated at least once to active duty and the same happened Traudl Junge's husband (he was killed in Normandy).
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:23 AM

Kauwekijnstraat?



Soren.

You may be able to help me a little here...are there any houses that "back onto" the moat/ramparts in your street (or are the first ones on Lange Tourhoutstraat)?

If there aren't any, is there any evidence of there ever having been some there? (They wouild have had cellars).

cheers.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:29 AM

Fascinating stuff.
Anyone know exactly what kind of security detatchment travelled with Adolf when out and about in the occupied zones? Looks very substantial in these pics.


Here's a shot of some of them in Brussels...

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 10:36 AM

A little bit on the driver(?)...Erich Kempka - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 11:02 AM

And here's the entry of the Head of the Bodyguard Oberfuhrer Johann Rattenhuber:
Johann Rattenhuber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 10:29 AM

YouTube - Hitler in Ypern und Langemarck (Flandern) 1940

Some shots of Langemark and the partly rebuilt Cloth Hall, aslo Hitler entering my street, I'd previously seen stills but did not realise that they were part of a film
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:01 AM

Good find.
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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:03 AM

good day croonaert,23 july.200810:02 am.re:hitler in ypres 1940.came across this old thread.great set of historical photos. he made one big mess of this world,thanks for posting.regards bernard85


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:55 AM

YouTube - Hitler in Ypern und Langemarck (Flandern) 1940

Some shots of Langemark and the partly rebuilt Cloth Hall, aslo Hitler entering my street, I'd previously seen stills but did not realise that they were part of a film

Not on youtube anymore... :(


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:34 PM

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme in the summer of 1940.

 

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