Digging up the Dead: volunteer groups

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Owen, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Interesting story on BBC News website .


    Report on Radio4 iPlayer.


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  2. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    I marvel at their dedication. Good to know there are people still trying to identify these brave souls that fell.
  3. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    You might find this interesting - we are active in Germany but also Poland, Russia etc.
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  4. jonheyworth

    jonheyworth Senior Member

    Four million missing, I would have thought the figures were MUCH greater than that in spite of the fantastic work done in this field. If I'd one the £100 million on the lottery I'd give up work and fund it !
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  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Well done.

  6. Thomo1972

    Thomo1972 Member

    Fantastic site and a fascinating subject. Brilliant work, wish I had the time and cash to get involved.
  7. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Some general info on our work (in English) + pictures.

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  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    A superb presentation regarding the excellent work that the VBGO and your goodself carry out.

    My untmost respect for you and your colleagues in this field of work.

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  9. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for the kind words, Tom!
  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    This is fascinating work Kate. It is also coincidental, as I was in Vienna last week visiting some family and we were talking of the men lost during the battle of Stalingrad. My wife's Uncle lost his father at that time, they never really knew if he had been killed or taken prisoner.

    Best wishes

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  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you for posting Kate

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  12. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    News in the Daily Mail.

    *edit* The article is somewhat misleading; we are searching for missing war dead regardless of their nationality.
  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks for this post Kate.
  14. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Thank you, I'm glad it's of interest. Will keep you posted.
  15. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    It was nice to meet up once again before your dig.

    I hope that the weather was ok whilst you were excavating.

    Keep up the most excellent work.

  16. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Yeah, likewise! Thanks for the tour :)

    Weather was perfect, not too hot and only three or four drops of rain.
  17. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    When can I come and help? I make a mean cup of tea :D
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  18. HA96

    HA96 Member


    I was not aware of the fact that there are people out there taking up the challenge looking actively and specifically for victims of these terrible times.

    I am deeply impressed.

  19. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Thank you all! We appreciate the appreciation :)

    Andy - tea only if you also bring cakes!
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Mr Kipling makes exceedingly good cakes ;)

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