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Can anyone tell me if Claus von Stauffenberg is wounded at the time of this photo ?
I wish to know if he always wears the eye's patch, and if he used a prosthesis for the lost right hand, or wears an empty sleeve
Thanks for the help
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Didnt he become a staff Officer for the Ersatz-Armee AFTER being wounded?
"There are two kinds of people who are staying on this beach: those who are dead and those who are going to die. Now let’s get the hell out of here".
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That photo dates post his serious wounding in North Africa in 1943.
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In fact, this picture was taken during his next-to-last visit to the Wolfsschanze on 15 July 1944. He carried the explosives with him, but did not use them because Göring and Himmler were not present.
Er ist wieder da. Aber auch dieses Mal wird er nicht siegen!
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He usually wore the eyepatch, but sometimes fitted his glass eye when meeting with important superiors. On the day of his final assassination attempt, however, he reportedly wore the eyepatch.
He never had himself fitted for a prosthetic hand.
As stated earlier in this thread, the picture was taken on July 15th, 1944, and thus more than a year after he was wounded during the North African campaign in April 1943.