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Leros

Post by pittaway » 03 Dec 2014 19:59

Greetings from Durban. I am planning a third edition of my LRDG RHODESIA book and a quarter of the book is on the Aegean; Battle of Leros. However virtually no Allied pics survived as it was a massive defeat for the British. Please does anyone have even one FJ pic/scan from Leros? Brandenburg Regt is of great interest as many of its members came from Namibia (South-West Africa) as they all spoke English. any help will be appreciated, thanks, Jonathan on agencies@iafrica.com and http://www.dandy.co.za see attached Signal, JAN 44 edition and pic of South-West Africans before heading to Germany. (most joined Brandenburgers)
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Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 09 Dec 2014 08:11

Here is a Greek-made documendary about LEROS battle.
Scenes and pictures.
ENGLISH Subtitles

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Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 09 Dec 2014 08:14

Two part Russian (?) / British documendary about LEROS battle.
''Then and Now'' scenes...war era scenes...War relics etc.





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Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 09 Dec 2014 08:17

Italian documendary about LEROS battle.
Scenes and photos...


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Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 09 Dec 2014 08:24

German (war era) documendary about LEROS battle.


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Re: Leros

Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 09 Dec 2014 08:32

Destroyed / captured Italian artillery.
FROM : http://kohlias.blogspot.gr/2010/09/battle-of-leros.html


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Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 10 Dec 2014 09:12

JU 52 shot down (14 / 11 / 1943) and fall at the sea,close to the island,during battle of LEROS.
After recover it from the sea,now its at Greek Air Force museum.
FROM : https://astypalaia.wordpress.com/2009/1 ... %B9%CE%BF/

FROM : http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-art ... reece.html
FROM : http://www.haf.gr/el/history/museum/exhibition.asp

AT THE SEA
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RECOVERING
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AT THE MUSEUM
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Re: Leros

Post by pittaway » 11 Dec 2014 13:48

THANKS KINDLY GENTLEMEN FOR YOUR INTEREST.

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Re: Leros

Post by Sid Guttridge » 11 Dec 2014 20:28

Hi pittaway,

Are you sure ".....many of its (the Brandenburger Regt.) members came from Namibia (South-West Africa) as they all spoke English."?

I have no doubt that there were likely a few Brandenburgers originally from SWA, but many?

Incidentally, the only claimed Brandenburger raid on South Africa seems to lack both detail and any verification from either the German or Allied side.

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: Leros

Post by pittaway » 12 Dec 2014 05:39

Many did; Helmut von Leipzig KC, gave me the photo at the top, still lives in Namibia, told me many of the men went to Brandenburg. Furthermore Lt 'Kudu' Frey, Von Koenen, etc all came from there. send me your email address and I will send you more info. I am on pittaway@iafrica.com

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Re: Leros

Post by pax1980 » 19 Jan 2015 23:29

Hi Pittaway:

I am working with an article for a magazine about the Brandenburgers. To complete this article I am looking for help with the pictures, and I hope someone here could help me out.
I am looking for pictures of the Brandenburgers that we can buy out and reprint in the article, and if anyone could help me out, or point me in the right direction I would be very happy.

Please answer here if you got an idea - or email me direct on: stordal@visualcombat.com

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Re: Leros

Post by CHARLEMAGNE 4 » 03 Feb 2015 09:10

More photos from Leros battle

Do-17 bombing allies positions
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Greek Navy destroyer-ship ''Olga'' hit and sunk in the bay of Porto ''Lakias'' at 26 September 1943................................(BEFORE BATTLE START)
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''Kustenjager'' (landing troops) to the battery Ciano after landing at the Bay of ''Grifo''.This photo was published in the ''Signal'' magazine.
Note the tropical uniform, in the foreground the rifle Mauser K98 and behind the machine gun MG 42.

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A group of German paratroopers,parked near mount ''Wonder'' at the end of the fighting.On the faces reads fatigue and hardness of combat.
17 November 1943.

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An officer gives orders to some paratroopers.
17 November 1943.

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Images of captured British colonel Tilney with German general Muller.
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A very well known photo......two paratroopers of the Luftwaffe I / FJR2 resting after the battle.
In the background the castle and the town of Leros.

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A German paratrooper wearing tropical uniform,recovers his parachute.
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Picture taken at 18 November,after the victory aboard a landing craft German.....stretched faces and smiles.
In this photo ''represended'' all who had participated in the assault.From left to right : a raider of the Brandenburg Division, a sailor, a paratrooper of 15.O Regiment Brandenburg, a paratrooper Luftwaffe I / FJR2.

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FROM : http://www.dodecaneso.org/leros%201943.htm

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