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Luftwaffe prisoner

Post by peter2010 » 28 Feb 2021 16:41

Does anyone know the story behind this photo? The Luftwaffe officer seems to be missing his right arm. I found this caption on the Internet, but not sure how trustworthy it is: A captured Luftwaffe officer and a British soldier (Newhaven, the Lewes District of East Sussex, England, 5 October 1941)
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Waleed Y. Majeed
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Re: Luftwaffe prisoner

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Re: Luftwaffe prisoner

Post by Biber » 28 Feb 2021 17:32

Boy, Luftwaffe officers sure cut a dashing figure with their uniforms. More so than any other branch in my opinion.

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Re: Luftwaffe prisoner

Post by peter2010 » 28 Feb 2021 18:14

Waleed, thanks for the info!

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Re: Luftwaffe prisoner

Post by Tamari » 28 Feb 2021 18:18

Hello,

this picture is also printed between pages 212 and 213 in Nick van der Bijl's book Sharing the Secret: The History of the Intelligence Corps, 1940-2010 but with slightly different Subtext:

Newcastle, 1941. A Port Security Intelligence Corps sergeant oversees the disembarkation of German prisoners, including a Luftwaffe officer, captured during a raid in on occupied Norway. (Courtesy of the Military Intelligence Museum)

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Re: Luftwaffe prisoner

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 28 Feb 2021 18:55

I’ll stick to Möllenbrok as the officer and that he was shot down during a raid on England. Here‘s a link more.
https://play.google.com/store/books/det ... XHgC&hl=de

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Re: Luftwaffe prisoner

Post by Tamari » 28 Feb 2021 20:36

Hello Waleed,

I have no specific assessment on this topic or personal opinion. But regardless of the background of this photo, Möllenbrok's story and his later friendship with the RAF fighter pilot is definitely a superb story.

Maybe someone can ask the Museum of Military Intelligence in Chicksands/ Befordshire as well to cross-check the background and specific dates and circumstances of this photo once again.

Email: intcorpshq-museum-mailbox@mod.gov.uk

Homepage: https://www.militaryintelligencemuseum.org/


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