Max Wunsche

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  1. Desert storm vet

    Desert storm vet Discharged

    This guy was a very good soldier.

    In the ensuing battle's Wünsche and his Regiment were credited with destroying 219 enemy tanks 4 up to mid July, and for his resolute leadership was awarded Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross on 11 August 1944. A few days later, as the Allied forces encircled the German division's in what is known as the Falaise pocket, it would come to an end.

    SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche
     
  2. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    He also got the road fromthe Fuhrer's H for liking to party too much and he was not unpopular with the ladies - all of which went down badly with the TT , paper hanging Fuhrer.

    Max Wunsche - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
    Some well known photos of him including one of him in later life.
     
  3. Desert storm vet

    Desert storm vet Discharged

    As a straight dude I will agree that he is a handsome dude.:D
     
  4. Korps Steiner

    Korps Steiner Senior Member

    Wunsche was certainly a highly regarded Waffen SS Officer who gained his fame as a Panzer Officer but like many of the top Panzer commanders he cut his teeth with the LAH Sturmgeschutz Abteilung.

    I interviewed his adjutant in SS Panzer Regiment 12 SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Georg Iseke at length and not surprisingly he was very complimentary regarding his personal bravery and command skills.

    regards

    Paul
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    A couple of pictures of him here with Witt and Meyer

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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Incidently Wunsche was a Leiutenant with 15th Recce, SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler during 1940 and ended up in a ditch with Dietrich when their vehicle was shot up on the way to Wormhout before the massacre took place.
     
  7. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    This guy was a very good soldier.

    In the ensuing battle's Wünsche and his Regiment were credited with destroying 219 enemy tanks 4 up to mid July, and for his resolute leadership was awarded Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross on 11 August 1944. A few days later, as the Allied forces encircled the German division's in what is known as the Falaise pocket, it would come to an end.

    SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Wünsche

    Credited by their own side, while others kept the field and were able to count the hulks. The usual fanboy syndrome in plain view here: from local tactical victory to local tactical victory, to strategic defeat. The last time I looked it wasn't the Germans who were on the outside of the Falaise pocket.

    Pretty dog, though.
     
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  8. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Credited by their own side, while others kept the field and were able to count the hulks. The usual fanboy syndrome in plain view here: from local tactical victory to local tactical victory, to strategic defeat. The last time I looked it wasn't the Germans who were on the outside of the Falaise pocket.

    Pretty dog, though.

    Well said Za

    The 12th SS: The history of the Hitler Youth Panzer Division, written by Hubert Meyer, is the most arrogant and self serving book I've ever read. If you knew no history at all, you would assume by the end that they had won. No wonder our vets get so upset. The bottom line is that from an original strength of 13,000, it took the "little fish" a few months to virtually annihilate the 12th SS, notwithstanding the brilliance of Wunsche.
     
  9. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Its typical of German memoirs about the war, on a personal level no-one could beat them but put it into a bigger context and they are seriously found wanting. Za couldnt have put it better in post 7.
     
  10. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

  11. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Toys Hammer Corporation- Products

    Yes the mind does boggle just a little . :)
    ( Apologies to the ladies , but amongst the macho special services , SBS, SAS Seals and all the other heavily armed mean figures this one does stand out a little - perhaps one of the "Crazy 88's as seen in "Kill Bill" ? ).

    These personality figures seem to be very popular.

    Wunsche would seem to have been a pretty good soldier but no army or unit is invincible especially one which is badly led.

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    From another company Peiper

    Action Figures – militære figurer og modeller i skala 1:6
    Liked this one ..... "Two ice creams cones Adolf ..... and put the red stuff on "
     

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  12. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    :lol:Now if they did an Arnhem range of figures they could make a killing on this site:lol:
     
  13. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    I wonder, why these puppets do have to be Nazi-personalities. I do not believe that such puppets are sld to children / boys but to adults.

    The manufacturer "Toys Hammer" says that his puppets are not made to glorify the Nazis but for historical education. Really? How do such puppets help my education?
     

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  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

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  15. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Its typical of German memoirs about the war, on a personal level no-one could beat them but put it into a bigger context and they are seriously found wanting. Za couldnt have put it better in post 7.

    My ever faithful lucky posting number :lol:

    Speaking of nazi action figures, some members may be aware of these... Read the text please!!

    fritz_and_marius.jpg
     
  16. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Blimey Za, is that for real ? A community of them. That's scary !
     
  17. Capt.Sensible

    Capt.Sensible Well-Known Member

    My ever faithful lucky posting number :lol:

    Speaking of nazi action figures, some members may be aware of these... Read the text please!!

    View attachment 46268

    Ummm..... Marius and Fritsch, did any body else think that was, um, possibly a bit gay, like?
     
  18. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    here's a bunch of guys in a cardboard box before i hide them - i have to hide them when my family comes to visit, or else they'll think i am retarded.


    Smart family!
     
  19. Peccavi

    Peccavi Senior Member

    What always amazes me about WW2 is that we were so forgiving.

    The man was Nazi through and through. His lot, LLSAH, committed atrosity after atrosity.

    As usual became a successful industrialist and lived to 81 - shame the 81 squaddies who were murdered in the Wormhoudt hut did not get the same chance.

    All I can see is him fainting in the pig shXX in the ditch, as he tried to back himself into a conduit, to avoid British bullets and the stink that this super Aryan hero must have emitted when he and Sepp Dietrich finally escaped after three hours of being pinned down.

    Sorry my father's bullets did not hit him.

    Maybe they can include a self assembly slurry filled ditch in which to place the doll. I will contribute.
     
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