Col. von Luck

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Col. von Luck

Post by admfisher » 30 Mar 2002 02:03

I picked up the book Panzer Commander by Col von Luck, and I was very pleased with this read.
Has anyone else came across this book.
His experiances were quite remarkable, and his form of writing makes for excellant read.

He has some very funny stories and sad of coarse but his time with Rommel was the most interesting.

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von Luck

Post by Polizei27 » 30 Mar 2002 02:10

It's my (unverified) understanding that von Luck was one of my ancestors (a relative when I was born). My grandmother's name was (von) Luck. Her family considers it a big disgrace (the family over here that is).

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von Luck

Post by admfisher » 30 Mar 2002 07:40

In his book he doesn't go into much detail about how the family took things. But I imagine it must of been hard to have a hero that you cannot acknowledge openly.
Even in regards to his own life after the war the book is dedicated to his three sons and thier generations. But it isn't till the end in one little paragraph that he mentions two failed marriges after the war.
These things combined with the constant pull on him by his past comrades and his commitments to his speaking engagments may make the family that much more unhappy.
They want to put it behind and he will not let go of his life.

Well I will not let go of anything I did, this is how it has to be we live by the code that as a man we are what we create.

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von Luck

Post by gebirgsjager » 02 Jul 2002 23:36

I read the book and enjoyed it. Stephen Ambrose is a von Luck fan also.

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yes

Post by rkoy » 03 Jul 2002 21:47

awesomr book have read and re-read it several times! :D

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Post by musketiii » 04 Jul 2002 02:06

According to Deutsches Soldatenjahrbuch 1999,pg 459,Col von Luck und Witten died 8 JAN 97,at 87 yrs. I really liked his book and wish it had not been so heavily edited. I would also have been proud to have him as a relative as he seemed to be a very fine person.

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Post by Lawrence Tandy » 04 Jul 2002 08:37

I also love this book, and as was alreadt said, Von Luck seemed like a very honorable man, not to mention one hell of a soldier.

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Re: von Luck

Post by Ovidius » 04 Jul 2002 10:59

admfisher wrote:But I imagine it must of been hard to have a hero that you cannot acknowledge openly.
Plenty of strange things happen in our Politically Correct world, isn't it?

~Ovidius

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