Conquered Europe or Wehrmacht - foreign tourists. photos to ID

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by raut, Jul 10, 2021.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Keep up.
    I already IDed that as Gien on the Loire.
     
  2. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    Assuming this is the same chap as on the memorial, then he was in the Minenwerfer-Kompanie Nr. 191 and was killed alongside a number of troops from the Kgl. Bayer. 1. Infanterie-Regiment König and Kgl. Bayer. 2. Infanterie-Regiment Kronprinz. Seems to have been part of Unternehmen Rupprecht IV, the last of a succession of German attacks on the French on Vimy Ridge.
     
  3. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    I interpret the text on the photo with the castle as:

    Burg in Mauer ru_ _he
    The guy really had a dreadful scrawl - a mixture of normal script, Sütterlin and shorthand

    This is either a French proper name, which was misspelled due to ignorance
    Or it is a place somewhere in Austria or southern Germany
     
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  4. raut

    raut Active Member

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  5. raut

    raut Active Member

    Friends, I am glad to welcome everyone.Let's move on.
    There is an inscription on the back.
    Is it possible to find out what kind of cathedral is in the photo?
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  6. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

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    Catholic priest I'd suggest, but German or Italian uniforms?
     
  7. raut

    raut Active Member

    In the photo there are German soldiers.
     
  8. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Looks like a French town to me.
     
  9. raut

    raut Active Member

    Please tell me about this monument.Does it exist today and where is it?
    Presumably Verdun Douaumont? 51.JPG
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I would ask on The Great War Forum .

    I sent it to a friend who knows the old battlefields really well, he hasn't replied yet , though he has seen it.
     
  11. raut

    raut Active Member

    Maybe ask your friend about this memorial as well. 52.JPG
     
  12. raut

    raut Active Member

    Friends, please help in identifying this monument.

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  13. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    As a start, it's in front of what is/was a public bathhouse.
     
  14. raut

    raut Active Member

    Where is it located, in which country and in which city?
    Please give me a link.
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Is the text on the plaque any clearer on the original photo ?
     
  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  17. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Stunning, simply stunning! o_O
     
  18. It took you over 30 minutes this time. You're getting sluggish Owen! ;)
     
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  19. raut

    raut Active Member

    As I understand the object is lost forever!
    What is the fate of the monument with the boy and the bull?
     
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

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