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Old 07-21-2010, 04:42 PM   #256
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I am speechless.. The details of this project and the magnitude of it are just amazing. Great work..

Leigh..
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:04 AM   #257
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I, too, am completely astounded by this thread. Great work Jean Loup!

I am in the USAF and am glad these men were found and given a proper resting place. The soldier's family finding out what happened makes me glad.

You are to be commended!
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:14 AM   #258
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Excellent work - a man driven with a passion to discover and help out families of the lost during WW2. Helps to put collecting WW2 items in perspective! Well done and look forward to reading any new developments!
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:40 PM   #259
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Hello Jean-Loup. I haven't read everything of your thread as it is just too complex but I wish you good luck with your reasearch project as well as with your search for veteran interview partners.
The problem is that you are running out of time as those veterans will pass away one by the other and with them their untold stories.

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:37 PM   #260
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Brilliant thread!

One of the best threads ever submitted to WAF!
Going back to the subject of the glass tubes which smelt of ether/alcohol - I wonder if these were the same type of medical item as carried by field nurses of the British Army during WW1?
In the documentary series "Finding The Fallen" (about WW1 victims found on French and Belgian battlefields) as in this case, several of these glass tubes were found very close together - and were apparently carried by medical personel.
They were filled with alcohol and were used to contain medical suture (in a sterile environment) in order to stitch wounds of soldiers injured in battle conditions.
The idea was to snap the top of the glass container, remove the sterile thread and stitch cuts and lacerations "on the spot" before the injured could be transported from danger to a first aid post.
Just a thought, as the tubes pictured in the report look identical to those shown in this documentary.
They were also very fragile, and the medical archeologist commented that due to there fragility he had never ever come across any examples in an intact state before.

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Old 07-19-2011, 02:43 AM   #261
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This is truly the best thread I´v red on the WAF. Superb job done J-L! The german solider´s was also humans and deserves to be rightfully buried like you did. You did the right think to preserve the relics you found in the mass grave.
Hat´s off to you for this amazing thread!


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Old 11-29-2011, 05:23 PM   #262
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Impressive work! I think that the relic's of that identified soldier should be exposed in the museum with the photo from the family.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:59 PM   #263
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Truely amazing thread! This waqs a bit too in-depth at parts, but I was so amazed by the family members of the obne identified, soldier, number 5. Great work!
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:17 PM   #264
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The best thread i have read in a long time. I am very touched..

Keep up the good work Jean-Loup !
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:53 AM   #265
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JL,
I just took the time to read this amazing thread.
Well done and thanks for sharing !!
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:30 PM   #266
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To all those who enjoyed this thread over the years, the whole story of this grave (with more accounts and photos not shown here), as well as the story of the liberation of the French Riviera can be found in my book "Autopsy of a Battle" http://autopsyofabattle.blogspot.com/

The entire book was written in the same spirit as this thread, with numerous frist hand accounts, attention to detail, analysis of casualties, searches on the battlefield, etc...
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:56 AM   #267
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A very educational thread! Great effort in the recovery and research. Congratulations.
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Old 01-11-2015, 02:54 AM   #268
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Outstanding thread. I'm reading your blog now.
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