Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 01 Apr 2022 13:15

Hello

Ok fair enough, I am also in doubt :-)

This inspection was from monday the 20th of december until 24th of december 1943 so other officers and generals are in question here, and the above mentioned Generalleutnanten Gerke, Meise and Gause was present on the whole inspection.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 10 Apr 2022 18:36

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One more, same source, same time period PK Photo 7-1-1944, so from an event before that date.

Rommel and Gause are obvious, but any chance for the others and an place and time?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by graveland » 11 Apr 2022 11:02

kstdk wrote:
10 Apr 2022 18:36
Hello

One more, same source, same time period PK Photo 7-1-1944, so from an event before that date.

Rommel and Gause are obvious, but any chance for the others and an place and time?

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Siegfried Macholz at far left.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 11 Apr 2022 13:24

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Graveland - Siegfried Macholz - the man of which we only see his head?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by graveland » 11 Apr 2022 13:40

kstdk wrote:
11 Apr 2022 13:24
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Graveland - Siegfried Macholz - the man of which we only see his head?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 11 Apr 2022 17:03

Hello

At 20 and 24 december 1943 Rommels had the inspection also mentioned about the former picture, from 22 to 23 december Rommel was in Montreuil at the HQ of 191 Res. Div. under the command of Generalleutnant Siegfried Macholz. The 23 december Rommel had an inspection at K.V.A. D - and Macholz was there with his Chief of Staff Oberstleutnant von Stockhausen (maybe the man between Rommel and Macholz?).

I am now pretty sure that we have this inspection between 20 - 24 december 1943 and that both Gen.Lt. Fürst (first picture) and Gen.Lt. Macholz are the persons we see with generals rank. Rommel was both at the HQ of 191 Res. Div. and 171 Res. Div. so both Fürst and Macholz were present in that timeframe, as was Gause, Gerke and Meise - so all fits perfect :-)

The two officers behind Rommel in the last photo - any idea ??

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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Last one, maybe from a conference in France between inspections?

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Do you know who is it the General at right, Kurt? (Page 9).

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 11 Apr 2022 23:49

Hello

this one?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Husar1914 » 13 Apr 2022 22:25

I always thought this was an outstanding photograph. Any thoughts as to the location?
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by graveland » 14 Apr 2022 06:19

kstdk wrote:
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this one?
That's right.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by graveland » 14 Apr 2022 06:55

Husar1914 wrote:
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I always thought this was an outstanding photograph. Any thoughts as to the location?
Le Havre (January 17, 1944). The admiral at left is Friedrich Rieve.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 14 Apr 2022 10:29

Hello

For Graveland, the picture with the "map reading" above!

I think it is from Canteleu meeting 30. march 1944 and present were:

General d. Pz. Tp. Kuntzen (in my opinion the bald gentlemen in the middle)
Gen.Lt. Hoffmann, Stabs Chef AOK 15
Gen.Mj. Wilhelm Richter (in my opinion the gentleman to the right)
Gen.Lt. Dietrich Kraiss
Gen.Mj. Rudolf Stegmann

So in the picture from left to right:
Unknown behind Rommel
Unknown behind Rommel
Unknown behind Rommel
Rommel
Kuntzen
Unknown behind Kuntzen
Wilhelm Richter

What do you think?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Melax » 14 Apr 2022 12:41

are there any pictures of Rommel visiting the batteries at the west-coast of the Cotentin? (HKAR 645/1262)

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by graveland » 15 Apr 2022 11:10

kstdk wrote:
14 Apr 2022 10:29
Hello

For Graveland, the picture with the "map reading" above!

I think it is from Canteleu meeting 30. march 1944 and present were:

General d. Pz. Tp. Kuntzen (in my opinion the bald gentlemen in the middle)
Gen.Lt. Hoffmann, Stabs Chef AOK 15
Gen.Mj. Wilhelm Richter (in my opinion the gentleman to the right)
Gen.Lt. Dietrich Kraiss
Gen.Mj. Rudolf Stegmann

So in the picture from left to right:
Unknown behind Rommel
Unknown behind Rommel
Unknown behind Rommel
Rommel
Kuntzen
Unknown behind Kuntzen
Wilhelm Richter

What do you think?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 15 Apr 2022 13:15

Hello Alexander

Which specific locations and areas are you interested in pictures from?
Melax wrote:
14 Apr 2022 12:41
are there any pictures of Rommel visiting the batteries at the west-coast of the Cotentin? (HKAR 645/1262)
thanks and regards,alexander
You can see the timeframe and locations that Rommel visited here on this page:

http://sgmcaen.free.fr/agenda-rommel.htm

Maybe we can find pictures for you :-)

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