Himmler's visit to Finland August 1942

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Post by Daniel L » 28 Mar 2006 12:22

Thanks for sharing Ian.

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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 12:26

My pleasure Daniel
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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 12:44

Here you are Harri. Hope this is what you wanted.
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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 12:45

And another
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Post by Harri » 28 Mar 2006 12:49

Yes, thanks a lot, Ian! These certainly are as original photos as possible then! From where have you managed to get that photo album? 8O

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Post by Harri » 28 Mar 2006 12:56

I just wonder the Finnish divisions mentioned there: "T" and "I"? Might be some battle groups only because the Finnish divisions in that area were "Divisioona J" (temporary Division J) and 3. Divisioona (3rd Division). Or could they be misinterpreted "J" (-> I) and "3" (-> T)? Or some cover names?

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Finnish Knight of the Mannerheim Cross (18.19.1942), Col. Albert Puroma (until 1936 Bäckman) commanded Infantry Regiment 12 (originally from the 6th Division which became 12th Brigade in winter 1942) and between 1942 - 1943 a battle group called "Detachment Puroma" (but could be some time acting commander of the mentioned divisions). He became later commander of Jäger Brigade (/ Armoured Division) and since 8.8.1944 commander of 6th Division. After the war Puroma ended his career as Lieutenant General and the commander of the Finnish Frontier Guard (1949 - 1956).
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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 13:09

Harri,
They weren't in albums when I got them . They were all loose! I had them put in albums in the early 1980's. There are now 23 albums (1936-1945) and quite a few thousand photos! A lot are annotated in Böhme's script so there will be errors in the translations I'm afraid (see page 1!) Here's an example so you can see what I mean! But yes- they are as authentic as you are going to get I guess
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Post by Harri » 28 Mar 2006 13:46

8O That many photos?! Wow. This is a really rare and valuable collection! And if many of them are with "full information" by the General himself... Yes, I agree the hand written texts may be sometimes really hard to understand or interpret, although I have seen much "worse" text too.

Thank you very much for showing these interesting photos for us! Pemsel photos were great, especially the "portrait photo" with Böhme (in a boat).

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Post by bake » 28 Mar 2006 13:47

Very nice and clear pictures

Thank's Ian :D

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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 13:50

My pleasure. If you need anything else let me know and I'll see if I can find it.
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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 13:56

Actually I just had a thought. I will put up some more Boehme pics but I guess I should put them on another forum. His collection encompasses Abyssinia (1936), Poland (1939),France (1940) plus Finland, Greece, Albania and Norway. Any suggestions so I get them in the right place?
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Post by Dieter Zinke » 28 Mar 2006 15:49

Ian Sayer wrote:Actually I just had a thought. I will put up some more Boehme pics but I guess I should put them on another forum. His collection encompasses Abyssinia (1936), Poland (1939),France (1940) plus Finland, Greece, Albania and Norway. Any suggestions so I get them in the right place?
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As host of the "Axis Biographical Research"-subforum I would be very happy if you could ....
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Post by Ian Sayer » 28 Mar 2006 16:00

OK Dieter. Will do
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Post by FANGIO » 28 Mar 2006 20:48

Just two words: OUTSTANDING PICS!!! 8O

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Post by Juha Tompuri » 28 Mar 2006 21:10

FANGIO wrote:Just two words: OUTSTANDING PICS!!! 8O

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Agree,
Thanks a lot Ian.

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P.S. here's an older thread about the same issue: http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... &highlight

The pics from that thread are from Uuno Laukka Photo Archive: http://oulu.ouka.fi/ppm/laukka/hake/index.html
The pics are from (mainly) Northern Finland. The majority of them are post-war.
1939-45 photos are mainly between (kuvat = pics) 5761 - 8221

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