Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 30 May 2010 10:07

Amazing!!! Thanks Kurt... :D

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 30 Jun 2010 17:07

Hello

I was wondering - the inspection of the Atlantic Wall by Rommel led to some sort of report in the local areas which he inspected, right?

One plan and report are found in archives for Denmark (on the website of Museumscenter Hanstholm), but did the different local reports come together in af final report covering the whole AW?

Has anybody come across such local reports or even a final report for Rommels inspections??

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Post by jopaerya » 01 Jul 2010 20:08

Hello Kurt

I have asked Hans Sakkers about this ( the writher of the book Gen.Felm. Rommel )
he told me that the report about Denmark was a requist of the O.K.W.
I never saw a local or final report from the A.W. from Rommel , all we found were
reports from the visits that he made with his staf with orders to inprove the defences
or relocated troops , at one visit at Walcheren even a Hptm. Schmersow was releaved of
post and was send home on orders of Rommel .

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 02 Jul 2010 17:05

Hello Jos

Thanks for your effort :)

Strange though, that when such a senior officer (commander) was ordered by the OKW to inspect all defences along the Atlantic Wall - and there was no official final report written??

The OKW - I think - would be interested in some sort of conclusion of that inspection?

Well - maybe in some dark and damped archive somewhere 8O

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by stril » 02 Jul 2010 17:17

Well - maybe in some dark and damped archive somewhere
It is in a archive. At least parts of it. Have fun :lol:
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Post by kstdk » 03 Jul 2010 09:00

Hello Stril

Please clarify!!

You seems to know something....... :D

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Post by jopaerya » 02 Sep 2010 20:56

Hello

Who can help me with this one , de date is from 8-2-1944 on the photo that should be during a visit on the Sudwall
but I have my dought about that because on other photo's of this date he has his leather coat on and on the photo
you can see his cloth coat .

Photo = Ullstein Bild

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 03 Sep 2010 14:41

Hello Jos

In january - february 1944 Rommel was in Holland and Belgium and Northern France (in his cloth coat).

At the end of february - first in march he was in the south-west (Bayonne) of France and on the Mittelmeerküste (in his leather coat).

I have several photos of him in that period, and your photo from 8th. of february 1944 must be from either Holland or Belgium - thats my thoughts on that question!!

Any other suggestions??

Any indications from the identity of the other officers on the photo - who else is in the photo - any one who recognize any of them? That might shed a light on where it is excactly :)

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Post by jopaerya » 22 Sep 2010 20:16

Hello

Here a photo from from a visit from Gen.Felm. Rommel at Stp Atlantik ( Touquet-Plage )
date is 23-12-1943 , in the background you can see the Regelbau 119 that was used as
Leitstand of the H.K.B. 3./738 later renamed in 3./1245 .

Photo = Beeldbank.nl
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Post by AlifRafikKhan » 19 Oct 2010 14:23

Rommel in 15 April 1944. I only know Felix Schwalbe 2nd from right. The book says that on the far left is Speidel, but I think he is not????

Source: "Battle Zone Normandy: Gold Beach" by Simon Trew
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Post by jopaerya » 09 Nov 2010 21:53

Hello

Rommel , a General ?? and a Kriegsmarine Artillerie officer ?? , who knows were ??

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Post by Manuferey » 09 Nov 2010 22:10

Jos,

I don't know who the 2 officers are but I've noticed the 2 guns: the front one looks like a 3,7 cm Pak but the second one has the wheels of a 4,5 cm Pak 184(r).

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 10 Nov 2010 16:52

Hello

@ Emmanuel ,Thanks, yes you are right about the guns .
@ Andrew , very nice link

By the way the place from the picture is Stp.Mindin Nz 341 ( Festung St Nazaire )
The general is Wilhelm Fahrmbacher commander of the XXV A.K. ( Thanks A.C. )

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 28 Nov 2010 18:55

Hello

Here a other visit of Rommel at a Schartenstand ( Maybe a 669 ) , who knows were ??

Photo = Hans Sakkers

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