Garrison of Ranville & Bénouville bridges & Maj. Hans Schmidt

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Re: Garrison of Ranville & Bénouville bridges & Maj. Hans Schmidt

Post by Brady » 29 Nov 2021 16:07

Christoph Awender wrote:
29 Nov 2021 14:08
Hello,

To add more confusion (sorry). The KIA in Benouville on June 6th were members of
5./Pz.Gren.Rgt.192
6./Pz.Gren.Rgt.192
1./Pz.Jg.Komp.716
according to german KIA sources.

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Those would be the Marder I crew presumably?

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Re: Garrison of Ranville & Bénouville bridges & Maj. Hans Schmidt

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 29 Nov 2021 16:17

Yes, following the night probing attack.

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Post by AETIUS 1980 » 29 Nov 2021 18:11

Sorry Christoph, but could you give the name of members from 1./Pz.Jg.Kp.716 (Sf), just for be able to decorate my table of the establishment of the unit. The personnel of Pz.Gr.Rgt.192 correspond in part to those killed in the bell tower of the church.
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Re: Garrison of Ranville & Bénouville bridges & Maj. Hans Schmidt

Post by Christoph Awender » 29 Nov 2021 21:27

Hello,

Just one casualty of the 1./716
Gefr.Burkhardt Martin, geboren 25.3.1924 in Würzburg, Ersatz-Trupenteil Pz.Jg.Ers.Abt.6 Herford; Erkennungsmarke 176 Stmkp.Pz.Jg.Ers.Abt10;
Artilleriegeschoss Kopf;

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Re: Garrison of Ranville & Bénouville bridges & Maj. Hans Schmidt

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 29 Nov 2021 21:41

Thanks a lot for the answer
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Post by AETIUS 1980 » 29 Nov 2021 21:43

I'm looking about any casualties belongings to the 716.Inf.Div, so if you have any others information, please let me know.
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Re: Garrison of Ranville & Bénouville bridges & Maj. Hans Schmidt

Post by Sheldrake » 01 Dec 2021 12:15

Romer.jpg
The new Second World War exhibition in the Imperial War Museum has this photograph and caption. The museum focuses on the human experience but at the expense of any tactical detail.
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Post by AETIUS 1980 » 01 Dec 2021 12:33

Yes, it is a policy of attractiveness implemented by large museums (such as the Caen Memorial), to the detriment of objectivity but above all the quality of the tactical and operational framework.

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Post by Sheldrake » 01 Dec 2021 23:19

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
01 Dec 2021 12:33
Yes, it is a policy of attractiveness implemented by large museums (such as the Caen Memorial), to the detriment of objectivity but above all the quality of the tactical and operational framework.
I like my museums full of stuff with its tactical context :) However, the Imperial War Musuem and the Caen Memorial are trying to do something different. They are telling the wider story of WW2 in its social and political context. Neither musem could go into tactical detail covering the whole war. (Though the Caen Memorial could do with making more of its site on Richter's HQ. It ought to be the place to tell the story of the Battle for Caen).

Arguably it leaves space for musuems such as Pegasus Bridge and Merville Battery to tell the tactical story. (I haventlo seen the Romer image in Pegasus Bridge, which lacks much from the German side. Merville Battery is more balanced.

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