The Gran Sasso raid: The Liberation of Mussolini

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The Gran Sasso raid: The Liberation of Mussolini

Post by Helly Angel » 08 Sep 2004 20:17

A few images evocating the liberation of Mussolini
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the last images of the composition.

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Post by _The_General_ » 08 Sep 2004 22:13

Thanks for registering just to say that! :lol:

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Post by Helly Angel » 08 Sep 2004 22:30

Thank you boths! hahaha :lol:

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Post by varjag » 09 Sep 2004 05:15

Thanks Helly Angel for sharing the images. In the foyer of hotel Campo Imperatore there are several of them on display. Externally the hotel looks much as it did in 1943 (I was there in 1996) - but has been extensively refurbished inside. Major earthworks to create the modern parking lot makes it harder to appreciate the gamble that Hptm. Gerlach took, landing and taking off with the Fieseler Storch - but he must've been a very skilled and very very lucky pilot. Of interest is - that the 'Mussolini suite' in the hotel had been left more or less untouched - as it was, when Skorzeny liberated the Italian dictator.

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Post by HaEn » 09 Sep 2004 15:01

ITAIM . What's your point ???

What has mass murderer Stalin to do with the liberation of Musolimi. ?

Just a question to an obviously very confused young person. :roll:

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Post by HaEn » 09 Sep 2004 15:02

Oops, i forgot. Thanks Helly Angel for sharing your photos with us. HN

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Post by Johan Björklund » 09 Sep 2004 17:31

ITAIM: Stupidity is legal, however littering is a offence. Please throw your photos of the moustached bolschevik flimflam-guy with the outdated clothes where they belong.
Hint: They do not belong among Skorzeny-photos.
Burning the stars and stripes might be considered funny among childmolesting muslims and disturbed Stalinists, what it does to help bring peace in the world I don´t know.

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Post by Johan Björklund » 09 Sep 2004 17:49

Helly:Nice photos! I recall some of them were published in Signal magazine. Do you by chance have more photos of Skorzeny? He was some charachter, deliberately inflicted the scar in his face during a duel in school. He pulled off some nice behind enemy lines operations in the ardennes . The allies accused him of warcrime since he had dressed in US army uniform, but was exonorated by a British SAS officer who admitted to have done the same in german uniforms in Germany.

Fancy the bolscheviks showing the same sense of fair play!

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Post by kobold » 09 Sep 2004 17:57

where did skorzeny get that nasty scar-it looks too big for a " heidelburg duelling scar" :)

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 09 Sep 2004 18:05

On his 18th birthday, in 1936, he began his engineers education. He joined one of the many so called fighting societies of Vienna. He fought 14 single combats and got his "scar of honor", a deliberate inflicted wound in his face with would become a certain scar. It was a good and useful practice. Skorzeny wrote: During the war I never felt that afraid than when I had to fought my first single combat in front of my classmates."
from http://www.worldwar.nl/persons/Skorzeny ... orzeny.htm

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Post by gabriel pagliarani » 09 Sep 2004 21:23

Kurt_Steiner wrote:..."On his 18th birthday, in 1936, he began his engineers education. He joined one of the many so called fighting societies of Vienna. He fought 14 single combats and got his "scar of honor", a deliberate inflicted wound in his face with would become a certain scar. It was a good and useful practice. Skorzeny wrote: During the war I never felt that afraid than when I had to fought my first single combat in front of my classmates."
Anyway it was not a nazi tribal ritual initiation: it was a romantic heritage linked to the "sturm und drang" young nationalistic movement linked to the reunification of the German States previously restored just after Wien Congress (1815). A "status symbol" tipical of young nationalistic burguoise dandies as the actual piercing. :lol:
NIHIL NOVUM SUB SOLE.

Ah, enclosed a photo done in 1991 exactly on the lane from which the Storch lifted up. At the contrary of the position draft on post cards, the plane taked off on the other side of the hotel because the gliders were just covering that small surface. I was the smiling biker.

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