Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 17 Jul 2019 11:28

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The pictures above of Rommel with 233. Res.Pz.Div. in Viborg Denmark - ended up in Denmark :-) Here another one with Paul Hausser, Rommel and Meindl - taken at Villebaudon, Normandy the 14.07.1944 at approx. 16,00 Hour :-)
Info Source: Hans Sakkers, "Generalfeldmarschall Rommel" page 108; Picture Source: Known Facebook user
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by offizier1916 » 24 Jul 2019 12:15

great pictures! off-topic question: i have noticed, that many german officers were wearing long coates during normandy. was it so cold in june/july 44?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Sheldrake » 25 Jul 2019 11:02

There were some nasty storms and wet weather in June 1944. The weather is changeable in Normandy. 1940's wet weather kit was a long coat. Goretex had not been invented.

I wonder if Rommel wore a long coat because he spent a lot of time in an open topped car.

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Post by Sheldrake » 25 Jul 2019 11:03

There were some nasty storms and wet weather in June 1944. The weather is changeable in Normandy. 1940's wet weather kit was a long coat. Goretex had not been invented.

I wonder if Rommel and other German senior officers wore long coats because of the time spent in open topped cars.

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Post by kstdk » 25 Jul 2019 11:32

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It seems that it was cold, between 10 and 17 degrees, on D-Day at least :-) But august was very hot I know :-)
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 02 Nov 2019 23:27

Hello. Any one for the ID of the persons with rommel in this picture - and maybe also the location, please :-) Regards
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 08 Nov 2019 20:15

Hello: No one for the above photo???
Here a couple more, any one for ID´ing the persons and if possible the location and date, please:
Photo 1 is of the railway station of Le Mans, Rommel arriving (can we see von Rundstedt in this picture too??)
Photo 2 is 10/2-1944 in Le Verdon. We see (I think) Generalleutnant Wilck, Generalleutnant Meise, Kapitän z. See Michahelles (Seekdt. Gascogne) please correct me if I am wrong :-)

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by graveland » 08 Nov 2019 20:48

kstdk wrote:
08 Nov 2019 20:15
Hello
Photo 1 is of the railway station of Le Mans, Rommel arriving (can we see von Rundstedt in this picture too??)
Yes, we can.
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08 Nov 2019 20:15
Photo 2 is 10/2-1944 in Le Verdon. We see (I think) Generalleutnant Wilck, Generalleutnant Meise, Kapitän z. See Michahelles (Seekdt. Gascogne) please correct me if I am wrong :-)
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by ErwinZ » 05 Jan 2020 13:48

kstdk wrote:
12 Apr 2012 12:21

http://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_nkw=Rom ... manzikes69

Anyone who can see where this is?
Apperantly it's the 'halbinsel Cotentin'. Attached a slightly better version, maybe the officers can be identified.
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by ErwinZ » 05 Jan 2020 13:58

There are hints that this is 'Boulogne'.
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by ErwinZ » 05 Jan 2020 14:12

K-Sperren, verankerter (20 mm Trosse oder Kette) schwimmender Holzbalken met T-Minen. In 4 m Wassertiefe bei Ebbe verlegt. Sperre bei Hoch- und Niedrigwasser.
Most likely 'Boulogne'.
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by ErwinZ » 05 Jan 2020 14:21

From the Belgian resistance. Should give some new insights I hope.
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 05 Jan 2020 14:42

Hello

414 and 415 I have not seen before with an exact location.

416 is in Hans Sakkers book about Rommel at page 96 with the caption: "8.3.1944 Bretagne, Strand von Lannilis" Mentioned officers in this photo could be: Generalleutnant Karl Spang / 226 I.D. and maybe Generalleutnant Richard Schimpf / 3 Fallsch. Jg. Div. and Viceadmiral Ruge is there also. General d. Infanterie Straube is also mentioned - but I can only ID Rommel and Ruge.

417 no idea - yet :-)

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 05 Jan 2020 15:02

Hello again

The last pictures from Belgium dated 17.3.1944 - date is not right!!

At 17.3.1944 Rommel was at La Roche Guyon and went on a trip to Paris at the 16´th - and again at the 17´th from Paris by train to Berchtesgaden from where he was back at the 22 of march.

So it must have been from an earlier trip to Belgium, maybe december 1943??

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Andrey » 05 Jan 2020 15:38

Hi,

Generalleutnant Karl Spang on both photo - in glasses.

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