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Old 10-03-2008, 07:03 AM   #46
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Detail 2 - this little book (15,-EUR) is all you need to learn and explore the battle:
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:06 AM   #47
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Thanks to all of you for your kind comments, it really means a lot to me. Watch out for more battlefieldtour-threads soon.

Here is the painting "A time for healing" that honored Dr. Stüttgen´s effort to safe the wounded GIs:
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:09 PM   #48
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this is a very interesting post, and a generous one. i had read of hurtgen in after the battle magazine years ago, these fresh colour pictures add much to the impression of this site. but oh so little of the carnage. what hell these men must have seen, what chivalry too on both sides.
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Old 10-03-2008, 03:47 PM   #49
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A superb thread. It is evident that you did some very good research putting this together. Thanks!

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I know Rainer Monnartz very well he is a friend of mine. I ahve been inthis area three times to expolre the fomre battlesites. When I was there the memorial on the Kall Bridge was not there. I also had the pleasure to tour with the fomer Jagdpanther commander and KC holder Erwin Kressmann, who got the KC for his conter attack on Schmidt. His small unit belonging to the 519th Heavy Tankhunter Bat was attached to the 116th Panzer Division. Thre is private owned museum in Kommerscheidt where you can see all the dug up stuff which still cna be found today.

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Old 10-03-2008, 05:07 PM   #51
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Excellent work, always a pleasure to walk in the footsteps of military history - And very nice "then & now" shots.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:26 PM   #52
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Well done Gran Sasso !! Another area i wanted to visted but ran out of time. Interesting area history wise and magnificent scenery , interesting battle in that it is not spoken about very often considering the amount of KIA approx 24,000 American troops dead & wounded one of WWII savage conflicts, the largely forgotten Battle of the Hurtgen Forest which was dubbed "The Death Factory" !! , a must see area next time round also a movie was done regarding this conflict called "When Trumpets Fade" but dont get to excited, movie was very average! Thanks for sharing Gran Sasso
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:58 PM   #53
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A wonderful thread. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:47 PM   #54
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Great thread Patrick! I was there with some friends in Feb '08 for a one day tour hosted by a German veteran of the battle who also wrote a book about it. If you don't mind I can post a few addtional photos in a few days.
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Old 10-04-2008, 05:12 AM   #55
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Fantastic looking scenery.I definetly going to visit there someday.I can imagine the area in wartime,forrests like that are hell of a fighting places.

I wonder what is the status of wartime items there,i mean lots of unexploded ammunition must be around those forrests.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:08 AM   #56
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Hello Gran - Thanks for taking the time to create this thread and provide with your pictures and useful information for us.
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Great thread--Very nicely done
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Old 10-08-2008, 07:38 AM   #58
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Excellent thread; really enjoyed reading it and seeing the pics.
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Old 10-14-2008, 02:41 PM   #59
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This just reminds me how darn ugly it is where I live. Thanks for your work in posting and sharing this with us.
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:07 PM   #60
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great thread.

I must get to europe
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