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Old 08-25-2012, 12:29 PM   #16
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Sepp, you are very gifted to make more than very interesting threads. Don't slow down, keep them coming.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:48 AM   #17
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thanks for all your comments,
you are rihgt, my friend sepp did a great job to honor my father this way . this is really outstanding and he can share all the docs he has. i am writing a book about my fathers live and i am happy with that, more than 360 pages up to now.

a Canadian general once said to me during a reforger exercise : "terrain is good, mission is good, we can do it." this is my feeling when i see what sepp did.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:19 AM   #18
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Great work you're doing here, Sepp! Keep it up!

It's interesting to see the EM/NCO buckle was still being worn by the then Oblt. Guhr on receiving his Ritterkreuz d. Ek. as supposed to the commonly seen open claw style buckle on the belt for officers to wear.

Looking forward to the book, Herr Guhr. If it were possible at all, it would be very lovely to have the book published in large format (Grossformat) featuring all the original documentations (wartime & postwar) and personal items (decorations, insignia) in close-up professional shots. It'd be a thrill for historians AND collectors alike to read. Biblio Verlag did a book on GFM W. Model ''Dokumentation eines Soldatenlebens'' by Hansgeorg Model & Dermot Bradley in Grossformat. It's done this way & a great book to read!
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Old 08-26-2012, 02:56 PM   #19
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What a great thread. An interesting life, very tastefully and thoughtfully presented.
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Par excellence, what a fantastic dissertation on a non-political soldier and his
documented most colorful life. Thanks for the accompanying photos and
anecdotes. He certainly left his mark and made Germany better for it.

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:11 PM   #21
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Sepp, you are very gifted to make more than very interesting threads. Don't slow down, keep them coming.

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thanks for all your comments,
you are rihgt, my friend sepp did a great job to honor my father this way . this is really outstanding and he can share all the docs he has. i am writing a book about my fathers live and i am happy with that, more than 360 pages up to now.

a Canadian general once said to me during a reforger exercise : "terrain is good, mission is good, we can do it." this is my feeling when i see what sepp did.
This wouldn't have been possible without your help Michael. You made this happen

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Great work you're doing here, Sepp! Keep it up!
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What a great thread. An interesting life, very tastefully and thoughtfully presented.
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Par excellence, what a fantastic dissertation on a non-political soldier and his
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:11 PM   #22
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A great story, told perfectly. Even better that his son came on here to comment as well.

Thank you for showing us this.

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Old 09-26-2012, 01:36 AM   #23
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What a fantastic story and a great way to honour a brave man . Many thanks for taking the time to share it with us.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:26 PM   #24
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:10 PM   #25
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An amazing time capsule!

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Here's a file on Hans Guhr's transfer to the Kriegsakademie on 15.7.1944 that I found from NARA (T-78 R-58 f-6014857):
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All decorations awarded are signed (in pencil) by Oberst Theodore Pilling with the stamp of the IR 513. (Oberst Pilling was awarded the DKiG on 20/08/1943)
Oberst Pilling was FM Model's last IIa (Heeresgruppe B) who helped, among other two officers (Obstl. Michael & Major Behr), to bury the Feldmarschall's body after he shot himself on April 21, 1945 in the south of Duisburg (Ruhrgebiet).

Did he happen to know Oberst Pilling after the war by any chance? If yes, is there any anecdote about the Feldmarschall? Many thanks!
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:57 AM   #28
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Great read and thank you for the history!

Here is another post on this grouping: http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=567013, it is a very interesting read, especially from a soldier's perspective.
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Outstanding thread to a brave and honorable man!
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Here's a file on Hans Guhr's transfer to the Kriegsakademie on 15.7.1944 that I found from NARA (T-78 R-58 f-6014857):
Good picture I had not seen before, thanks!

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