Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

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Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 04 Jan 2009 11:47

Hello all

Would like to see some pictures and stories to go with the topic:

Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall 1943 - 1944.

Please mention where and when the picture was taken.

Like this for starters:

Rommel inspecting the Merville Battery, february 1944 (Scan of a postcard I bought at the Merville Battery).

Here also a link to Museumscenter Hanstholm - Reports about Rommels Inspection in Hanstholm December 1943:

http://www.museumscenterhanstholm.dk/vi ... i_danmark/

NB: Follow the blue links (Text in Danish and German only)

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 04 Jan 2009 20:42

Hello Kurt

Interesting topic , this photo should also be made at Merville ??? according to the book Rommel from Hans Sakkers
the photo should be made before 01-02-1944 because he is wearing his old coat on later pictures he is mostly wearing
his long leather coat .

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 04 Jan 2009 22:07

Hello Jos

I think it is a interesting topic too :)

See this forinstance from:

http://www.questiaschool.com/read/71161 ... %2C%201944

APPENDIX IV - ROMMEL'S SCHEDULE, March 23-June 4, 1944.

March 23-27: five-day inspection of Belgium and the Netherlands with Meise, Lattmann,
Tempelhoff, and Ruge. Met with General von Falkenhausen (a fellow conspirator) in
Brussels. Also visited Calais and Abbeville.

March 29: consulted with General Hermann Geyer, a highly respected general of infantry
and acknowledged defensive expert, at La Roche-Guyon. Geyer had been relieved by
Hitler on December 31, 1941--(for conducting an unauthorized retreat during the
Battle of Moscow)--and was never reemployed. To the Desert Fox's delight, Geyer
agreed with Rommel's concepts entirely.

March 30: inspected the Bay of the Seine sector, including the 711 th, 716th, 352nd, and
77th Infantry Divisions. Conferenced with Rundstedt in Rouen.

March 31: lunch with Admiral Krancke. Again unable to convince him to mine the Bay of
the Seine.

April 1: in Paris, inspecting a plant manufacturing reinforced concrete and a revolving
concrete turret.

April 2: visit to 15th Army Headquarters.

April 3-5: inspecting on both sides of the Seine.

April 6: visited HQ, 19th Army.

April 7: in the Dieppe area, inspecting 245th Infantry Division.

April 8: at 15th Army Headquarters.

April 9: conference with Blumentritt, then Geyr.

April 10: meeting with Rundstedt to discuss the deployment of the panzer divisions.

April 11-14: visited Brittany; conferred with General Straube at St.-Malo. Inspected the defenses at and in the vicinity of Brest, Lorient, Saint-Nazaire, and Le Mans. Also inspected the engineer school at Angers.

April 15-16: at La Roche-Guyon. Met with Speidel, von Stülpnagel, von Lüttwitz, von Falkenhausen, and von Schwerin. Topic: how to overthrow the Nazi regime and establish contact with the Western Allies.

Questia Media America, Inc. http://www.questia.com

Publication Information: Book Title: The Desert Fox in Normandy: Rommel's Defense of Fortress Europe. Contributors: Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. - author. Publisher: Praeger Publishers. Place of Publication: Westport, CT. Publication Year: 1997. Page Number: 209.

There must be other interesting stories out there to post here, right?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 05 Jan 2009 19:20

Hello

This looks like Rommel in Holland ( General der Flieger Christiansen )

Photo = Ebay.de

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Liesje » 05 Jan 2009 21:52

Indeed an interesting topic Kurt!

From the Bundesarchive, Rommel an der Biskaya 1944
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 06 Jan 2009 18:48

Hello

The photo from Liesje

Date = 10-02-1944
Place = Soulac Stp. 307
Guns = 16.4 cm K.M. 93/96 (f)
Bunker = M 270
Persons = In the middle left to right Rommel , Gen.Lt. Wilck ( 708 I.D.)and Kapt.z.S Michahellas ( SeeKo Gascogne)

Photo = Ebay.de , Rommel in St Omer at 05-01-1944 visit Jagdgeschwader 26 with Obltn. Priller

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 07 Jan 2009 18:23

Hello

A lot of Rommel pictures here, but without any describtion of place and year?....

http://www.rommel-lebt.com/post-cards.html

For instance this one - where is that taken?

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 07 Jan 2009 18:33

Hello

A couple more - from Denmark. Also from above source.

Two from inspection of troops in Copenhagen with General Herman von Hanneken, and one from Hanstholm. All from december 1943.

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Chazette » 08 Jan 2009 00:33

For instance this one - where is that taken?

hello sir this photo from BA-MA is taken at Riva-Bella Normandie !
good serie with Werfer G
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 08 Jan 2009 00:35

Hello Alain

Thanks - I saw the fotos with the Werfer - but did not recognize the building. :D

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 11 Jan 2009 10:42

Hello All

During a visit of the Festung St Nazaire on 18-01-1944 , in the background the U-bootpens.
Left from Rommel Hako St Nazaire F.Kapt. E.Kellermann and on the right Gen.d.Art. Fahrmbacher
Gen Kdo XXV A.K. , end 1944 this General was Befehlshaber Bretagne ( all pockets ) in Lorient .

Photo = Gen.Feldm. Rommel

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jopaerya » 14 Jan 2009 14:07

Hello

These are 2 picture's of Gi 26 ( Gironde-Nord ) "Hirschberg" during of visit of Rommel on 10-02-1944.

Photo = Ebay.de

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by Xavier » 15 Jan 2009 00:01

I recall another visit to the fortifications where Manfred (Rommel's son) appeared just behind him wearing a long coat and an M43 cap...
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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by kstdk » 16 Jan 2009 00:28

Hello

This picture from the Bundes Archive database, shows:

Caption of picture: "22. december - 1943 - Rommel inspecting the fortifications in Dunkirk"

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Re: Rommel - inspecting the Atlantikwall.

Post by jpz4 » 25 Jan 2009 02:08

Interesting thread! Exactly what I was thinking to start myself :lol:

Here's another one:
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Source unknown, sorry. Any thoughts on date, location and unit? I'd also like to know where I can find other pictures from this series If I'm not asking too much :wink: I'm sure I've seen more of these pictures.

This Rocket H39 just keeps bugging me... especially if this is not Pz.Abt.205. Looking for some confirmation :roll:

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