Is This the Tannenberg Memorial?

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Post by sylvieK4 » 12 Apr 2005 14:08

A Luftwaffe officer and his wife posing near the Tannenberg Memorial. From: http://www.ebay.com/
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Post by Rommel8 » 21 Apr 2005 03:37

What a shame, such a beautiful building :(

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Post by JAJACEK » 30 Nov 2005 15:37

A few photos of Tannenberg in summer 2005.
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Post by Moltke44 » 28 Aug 2006 01:20

Always been pretty interested in seeing and hearing about this once great memorial. Ruins of the Reich does indeed offer a lot of great information about this, but this board offered a lot more too. Very much appreciative to those posting the photos on here as well (especially the recent ones JAJACEK). Does anyone have any possible thoughts on how one could get a brick or piece of whats left from this memorial? It's obviously the Polish government isn't too worried about the site, so I was just curious if there was any way one could get a piece without flying to Hohenstein?

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Post by JAJACEK » 28 Aug 2006 07:40

Another two photos: ruins and a last lion from Tannenberg!
Especialy for lonewulf
Link to my own forum: http://www.werttrew.fora.pl/viewtopic.php?t=16
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Thank you...

Post by Moltke44 » 28 Aug 2006 23:03

Much appreciated. You mention this being the last lion. The others were presumedly destroyed after the war or during the German 'scuttle' demolitions? Its good that there is at least something left. Maybe one day I'll be able to go over there and get my brick.

Again, I appreciate the photos. The more the better.

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Re: Tannenberg denkmal ruins

Post by Von Odine » 29 Aug 2006 05:52

[quote="historytrack"] ...the ruins of the once enormous Hindenburg memorial ...

It was not, strictly speaking, a memorial to Hindenberg... it was constructed during the Weimar era to commemorate all WWI "Ostfront" dead. Since it was located at the site of Hindenberg's 1914 victory over the Russians Hitler arranged to have the Marshall interned there in 1934, despite his wish to be buried where he now rests.

Isn't the entrance arch to the grounds still standing?

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Post by kahlo » 29 Aug 2006 07:19

What amazes me from pictures is the relatively small amounts of brckwork on site - Iam guessing that locals salvaged it for their own projects.

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Post by Von Odine » 09 Sep 2006 07:29

Some from my collection
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Post by Von Odine » 09 Sep 2006 07:35

... My Captain Von Odine here's your next patrol...
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Post by Von Odine » 09 Sep 2006 07:53

..."All the lonely... so lonely so long... You don't know Me... I long, how I long... you can't hold Me... I'm strong now I'm strong... stronger than your Law"...
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Post by Von Odine » 09 Sep 2006 08:01

...On the last day of June, 1934....
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Post by stril » 12 Sep 2006 14:33

Hello
Added a floor plan, Tannenberg memorial.
Scan from "Der Türmer", juli 1935, Heinrich Beenken Verlag, Berlin
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Post by JAJACEK » 12 Sep 2006 15:05

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Post by sylvieK4 » 08 Nov 2006 15:13

Another vintage image. A group of Heer soldiers pose before the Memorial:
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