Inspection trips von Rundstedt

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Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by reinaart » 20 Dec 2015 14:42

I'm not quite sure if this is the most appropriate section of this board for posting my query but I guess coastal defenses will have been high on the agenda of these trips. I'm interested in the inspection trips Generalfeldmarschall von Rundstedt made to Holland and especially to Zeeland.I wonder if anyone has an itinerary or report of these trips . According to the Atlantikwall book by Hans Sakkers/Hans Houterman von Rundstedt made three trips to Zeeland. The first was on 7 July 1942, the second on 28 jan 1943 and the third on 30 September 1943. The Dutch image archive Beeldbank WO2 has several pics of von Rundstedt's trips but most appear to have been taken in France. I wonder if this pic could have been taken in Zeeland (19.Luftwaffen Feld-Division perhaps?):

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The barracks and trees show some resemblance with those in this pic (probably taken in Terneuzen during the third ? trip to Zeeland):

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The same staff car (same license number) is in this ebay pic :

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Probably the same car as well and this pic also shows an Opel Admiral (there is also one in the Terneuzen pic) :

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Another one also the same staff car I think :

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Where and when ?

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Re: Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by jopaerya » 20 Dec 2015 19:02

Hello Arjan

The first photo is the area Le Havre ( 17 Luftwaffe Feld Division ) and the last picture from 636 command post maybe Gironde ??
The Ebay picture's are with General der Flieger Christiansen ( Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber in den Niederlanden )

Regards Jos

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Re: Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by reinaart » 20 Dec 2015 19:32

Hi Jos,

Thanks a lot for the info !
jopaerya wrote: The Ebay picture's are with General der Flieger Christiansen ( Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber in den Niederlanden )
I know, I noticed these pics fetched quite a bit of money 8O . The ebay seller seems to have a nice collection of Christiansen pics and has been offering them piecemeal over the past few years.

Groet,

Arjan

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Re: Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by moonraker » 21 Dec 2015 12:46

hello,
jos is correct Von Rundstedt is outside the 636a "point of grave" the stairs is similaire.

please see back 636

source photo SHM

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Re: Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by jopaerya » 21 Dec 2015 16:44

The photo with the villa could be 'Groot Haesebroek’ in Wassenaar , the Ebay seller
must have a the photobook from Christiansen :D :D :D

Regards Jos

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Re: Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by reinaart » 21 Dec 2015 19:40

Thanks for your contributions getlemen !
jopaerya wrote:The photo with the villa could be 'Groot Haesebroek’ in Wassenaar
I don't think so Jos, perhaps it's the villa in Amstelveen. Here is a pic of Groot Haesebroek :

https://izi.travel/nl/f256-groot-haesebroek/nl

Another photo of the villa we are looking for :

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Groet,

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Re: Inspection trips von Rundstedt

Post by jopaerya » 21 Dec 2015 22:00

Oke Arjan

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