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Old 04-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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The Uscha. in the portrait, with the Infantry Assault Badge, Wound Badge, and Winter 41-42 Ribbon is Nordschleswiger Volksdeutscher (from the German minority in southern Denmark) Christian "Christen" Dall.

Dall served in Regiment Nordland, I believe, before attending Bad Tölz and becoming an Ustuf. He then served in Regiment Norge, becoming an Infantry Gun specialist, and being the acting commander of 13./Norge.

Dall's saddest claim to fame is that at the end of the war, while with the Nibelungen Division, he was the aid to Knight's Cross winner Markus Faulhaber. Faulhaber, who had been wounded in the arm. American forces asked Dall and Faulhaber to drive around the nearby mountains and inform German stragglers that the war was over. Dall was driving, I believe, when the car went off the road and into the Inn River. Dall survived, but Faulhaber, with his bad arm, drowned.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #17
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Blimey Marc.

Well done!

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #18
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This one is just near the train station in Arnhem - I nearly 100% sure it's the same the building in the background.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:30 PM   #19
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Deejay,

It makes sense as after recruits had graudated they normally marched the recruits to the train station in Arnhem itself with the rest of the unit.

Great set of photos.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:33 PM   #20
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Amazing !

I have some of the same photos from another dane who was also in Germania.

I was always curious to know where the photos was taken.

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Old 04-14-2012, 05:48 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=MarcRikmenspoel;
Dall's saddest claim to fame is that at the end of the war, while with the Nibelungen Division, he was the aid to Knight's Cross winner Markus Faulhaber. Faulhaber, who had been wounded in the arm. American forces asked Dall and Faulhaber to drive around the nearby mountains and inform German stragglers that the war was over. Dall was driving, I believe, when the car went off the road and into the Inn River. Dall survived, but Faulhaber, with his bad arm, drowned.[/QUOTE]


I dont belive Dall, was the driver, although I have seen this statement before.

Dall himself came to Nibelungen very late, and he assumed no posotion due to his late arrival, and also being newly released from lazaret.

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Deejay,

It makes sense as after recruits had graudated they normally marched the recruits to the train station in Arnhem itself with the rest of the unit.

Great set of photos.

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Hi Scott,

yes, but theses pictures show them moving away from the station!
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so this can mean that the recruits have been already dropped off at the station......hard to tell from still photos.


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Old 04-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #24
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I rechecked my sources (Krätschmer and Schneider's RK books), and they don't indicate that Dall was driving. I would assume that Faulhaber wasn't driving, since in 1945 it was a much more involved process than the automatic transmissions of today. Schneider does indicate that Dall was wtih Faulhaber, and survived the crash. The river was actually the Salzach, and not the Inn, sorry for the confusion!
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Nice photo's You can see this nice poster at the" posterwall" at thelower left!

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Old 04-17-2012, 10:37 AM   #26
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Excellent photos and information
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