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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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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.
kstdk wrote:
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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That's right.
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