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GI in German civilian home interesting background
Old 07-06-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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I knew this GI, got a great helmet from him. This is his portrait in a German civilian home. What is interesting is the German soldiers photos on the shelf behind him. Also, what is the design on the floor vase? Is it runes or just a design?
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Old 07-07-2019, 04:04 AM   #2
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Stylised dragons on the vase perhaps - so Chinese or Chinese style? Feels odd to be typing this on a forum focused on German WW2 militaria!

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Old 07-07-2019, 12:26 PM   #3
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Dan, interesting pic. Two of the guys are Luft. One of them is an officer. The flower vase has an Asian stylized motif. They were popular decorators in homes back then as they still are today.
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And with fresh flowers.
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I thought it was interesting that photos of the occupied family were still out on the shelf and the vase had caught my eye, just wondered about if the style was Germanic. Thanks for the replies.
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GI's took over homes and apartments for quarters as they moved from Town to Town in Germany so much was left in place when the German families were told to leave and I'm sure they were also searched for sovenirs....you see this in movies like Band of Brothers.
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GI's took over homes and apartments for quarters as they moved from Town to Town in Germany so much was left in place when the German families were told to leave and I'm sure they were also searched for sovenirs....you see this in movies like Band of Brothers.

On the other hand, at least one forgetful GI actually left behind a souvenir when he was billeted in my great-grandparents' house. Thanks, PFC Henry!
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