Digging up the Dead: volunteer groups

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

  1. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Glad to hear you had a good time Kate.

    And look forward to seeing the update on the web site.

    Cheers Mike.
     
  2. CL1

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

    Kate thank you for the update


    regards
    Clive
     
  3. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Thanks Kate. Very emotional.

    Stefan.
     
  4. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Kate

    Rewarding task to recover the dead and give them dignified resting places.

    Incidentally can you illustrate a map to indicate the area where your work is being undertaken?

    An interesting note regarding the missing in the Sudetenland.I would have thought that the casualty would have been recorded on the VDKG Kassel database possibly as an unknown.
     
  5. HA96

    HA96 Member

  6. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Thank you all for your appreciation!

    Harry, the map Stefan posted shows approx. where we dig - there's further info in the presentation posted somewhere above.
    What missing do you mean, by the way? Have I missed something?

    ...I must have been very tired yesterday, forgot to post the link to the Panther Battalion book.
    It's in German and English - and a great piece of research!
     
  7. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    VDKG Database? Is there a link to that?
     
  8. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Found the site. No luck there.
     
  9. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

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  10. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Finally the website has been updated as well (not the English version though, sorry).
    It's worth a look, especially because we were supported by, well, a professional drone operator, who took some amazing pictures. There's also a short clip from a Russian news report.
    You'll find it all here.
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  11. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Thanks for the update Kate.

    Cheers Mike.
     
  12. CL1

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

    well done Kate


    thank you for the update


    regards
    Clive
     
  13. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Here's an article in the Stars & Stripes on the dig in the Westwall area I wrote about earlier - in English, yay!
    Enjoy :)
     
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  14. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Congratulation Kate.

    Stefan.
     
  15. CL1

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

    Well done Kate

    Regards
    Clive
     
  16. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    Thank you!
     
  17. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Kate have the VBGO any plans to work in the Baltic States , Estonia and Latvia ?
     
  18. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    I think no specific plans at the moment, but generally yes. We've been there (though that was before my time). Do you have any suggestions?
     
  19. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria. Patron

    Send me a signed photo Kate your famous congratulations :D

    Mike
     
  20. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    I have worked for many years with groups working for the VB and Russian war Graves in the Baltics , Estonia in particular and it would be great for us to work with the VBGO if you have any plans to go there !
     

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