Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Elwyn W » 04 Jan 2010 06:10

kstdk wrote:Hello

A lot of Rommel pictures here, but without any describtion of place and year?....

http://www.rommel-lebt.com/post-cards.html

For instance this one - where is that taken?

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On the extreme left was full Adm Theodor Krancke, OB KM im Westen
Tall general next to Rommel should be GenObst Dollmann, Kmdr AOK 7, as Riva Bella Ouistreham was near Caen and was LXXXIV Korps territory. No idea who GenMj next to Krancke was yet. Not DKiG so not Harko 309 Grassman. None of the Korp or Div Kmdrs of LXXXIV Korps fits the bill.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 04 Jan 2010 06:44

Nice thread! :)

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Manuferey » 05 Jan 2010 02:01

Rommel visited Le Havre on January 17, 1944 when Leuze was Le Havre Festungskommandant.

The officer to the right of the 2nd row is Hauptmann Simon, Leuze's aide-de-camp.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 05 Jan 2010 09:55

Hello Freiherr and Emmanuel

Thanks for the correction and additional information , here a photo
from a visit on 17-01-1944 on the area Le Havre till Dieppe .

Photo = Ullstein Bild

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Post by S_haule » 06 Jan 2010 10:15

jopaerya wrote:Hello Kurt

Thanks for sharing this link , not only Italian front but also some movie shots from the "Sudwall"
Here a other from Rommel during a visit of Le Havre with Festungkommandant Lange

Photo's = Ebay.de

Regards and a Merry Christmas Jos
Dear Friends,

There's no doubt that these pictures had been taken in Le Havre.
The first one is no located yet (the one with bunker and brickwall) : it is probably Nice Havrais area in Sainte Adresse. The second one had been taken in front of Hôtel Dufayel in Sainte Adresse, where SK Seine Somme was situated.

I will try to locate the first one thanks to old post cards, and if I found the information, I will post it on the forum.

Anyway, it is a nice quizz for the begining of the year !

Best wishes from France and Le Havre for 2010 !

Sébastien Haule

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Post by S_haule » 26 Jan 2010 23:56

http://forum.axishistory.com/download/f ... ?id=196064

Dear Friends,

After some research, I identified the exact location of this picture with Rommel in Le Havre. This photography had been taken in Batterie Sainte Adresse near the former Palais des Régates. The brick wall with concrete is in fact one of the casemated gun emplacement of the battery (the western one, near Hôtel du Commerce) ! It is camouflage !

Thanks to Alain Chazette for his help !

Best regard from Le Havre.

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Post by Manuferey » 27 Jan 2010 00:05

Bravo Sébastien. On comptait bien sur toi. We were counting on you ! :D

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Post by jopaerya » 27 Jan 2010 12:57

Thanks Sébastien

I allways thought that this batterie was build with the bunkers half on the beach .

Regards Jos

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 14 May 2010 01:15

Rommel inspecting the construction of the Atlantic Wall. To HIS right is the back end of a tractor & plow...
Source : http://rommel-lebt.com/rommel120.html
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 14 May 2010 17:12

Nice picture AlifRafikKhan

According to the book Rommel , this photo was taken at 02-05-1944 at La Porcelette ( Rhone delta )

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 14 May 2010 20:47

Thank you for the information, Jos... :)

The two generals with Rommel look familiar. Is that Felix Schwalbe behind Rommel?

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Post by jopaerya » 14 May 2010 21:01

Hi Again

It's not my thing , but I think the general behind Rommel is Gen.Lt. de l'Homme de Courbiere ??

Regards Jos

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 15 May 2010 18:59

Yes Jos, you're right. According to identification by forum member Graveland : Behind Rommel are on the left Generalleutnant René de l'Homme de Courbière (Kommandeur der 338. Infanterie-Division) and on the right Generalleutnant Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Meise (General der Pioniere der Heeresgruppe B)...

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 28 May 2010 01:39

Rommel inspecting troops in Denmark. Who is the general right of Rommel (the other one is von Hanneken)?

Source : http://rommel-lebt.com/press--photo--of ... nmark.html
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 29 May 2010 19:42

Hello AlifRafikKhan

The other General on the left of Rommel (right side of the picture) is:

Generalleutnant Ernst Richter, kommander of the Oberfeldkommandantur Kopenhagen (later called Höheres Kommando Kopenhagen).

He had been appointed the very same day that the parade / inspection were carried out, see transcript from Rommel´s own notes for his visit in Denmark.

Qoute: "Tagesbericht vom 10. Dezember 1943:
10.00 Uhr nach Helsingör. Dort Besichtigung des Genesenden-Bataillons in der Kronenborg, wo Hamlet lebte.
12.30 Uhr Besichtigung des Wach-Bataillons Kopenhagen und Vorbeimarsch. Generalleutnant Richter, Oberfeldkommandantur von Kopenhagen, anwesend.
Nach dem Essen 14.40 Uhr Rückflug nach Grove. Landung dort 15.25 Uhr.
16.15 Uhr in Silkeborg, wohin Befehlszug verlegt hat.
fr. 006731:" Unquote.

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