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    Interesting addition with well illustrated presentation, as always !

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      Originally posted by Luft 76 View Post
      Interesting addition with well illustrated presentation, as always !
      thank's my friend!
      ciao Oriano
      looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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        This small lot has it is not exactly of a soldier "behind the lines", indeed even seriously injured by an artillery splinter above Naples but of a "funker" of the of an important command, that of General Traugott Herr HQ, with many prestigious commands in Italy ( LXXVI Panzerkorps, then 14 army and 10 Army).
        It is a lot that has many ideas and material but I wanted to focus precisely on Herr and his commands in Italy, especially after September 1944.
        Quickly: Karl Ewald, born in 1921, Hitlerjugen and sports activity, civil technical training in transmissions and arrives in Italy in summer 1943 in a small but very important unit: the Korps Nachrichten-Abteilung 476, then Korps Panzer Nachrichten-Abteilung 476 the signal soldiers of the LXXVI HQ. The LXXVI Panzerkorps in addition to this Nachtichten unit (two companies about 100 men), had a company of motorists and drivers amd motorcyclist and an officer divisional artillery command (ARKO, artillery observers)
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        looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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          Karl was injured shortly after his arrival in Italy, around Capua north of Naples ,on October 6, 1943 from a splinter, and remained convalescent until the end of the year. Many sheets of courses on radio equipment His rifle with 30 shots assigned and finally an important sheet, the last , to be kept in the soldbuch that allows him to turn how and where he wants to 20 km around the command of his LXXVI. Panzer Corps.
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          looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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            and the pretext of this lot is for concentrate (thanks to the usual archives but also to a lot of memorials) where our Karl (and especially General Traugott Herr!) passed more or less from June 1944 to the end war, with the HQ of his unit: they are always large and comfortable and hidden villas (more rarely convents due to the difficulty of evacuating the staff) very close to the front or city or to the connecting roads, but isolated, in the countryside, easily controlled and defendable.

            I start from Tuscany in chronological order more or less from June to September 1944.

            The first traces of Herr and his command are found near Cortona in Bagnolo (Villa Assunta) and above all, also in Cortona, in Villa di Piazzano, which has now been transformed into a luxury hotel … and then a little further north to Arezzo in Villa Santa Maria in San Giovanni Valdarno…. in order from above….
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            looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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              instead place a " guide map " for the Romagna part, where the LXXVI. Panzerkorps stops much longer, and I know much better, from August 1944 to April 1945, … from the South...

              Until early September 1944, he was "at home" in Palazzo Marcosanti (early 1400) in Santarcangelo di Romagna (or rather Poggio Berni).
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              looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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                A very fast stop in Forli waiting to find a more backward accommodation, in Villafranca precisely for a few weeks the place of the LXVII Pz. Korps after the taking of Rimini, and as always in a strategic point, between Forli and Faenza close to via Emilia . A manor house, after the "lease" of the German command of Herr, also used by the British and Canadians and finally from 1967 until the 1980s as a school and now in disuse.

                Equally fast and with few traces and little documented is the "stop" in Conselice, always for a short time until November 1944 more ... it should be Villa Todeschi or De Marches Péval of which I found an old photo.
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                looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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                  Always difficult it is to find Budrio's place for a very short time .... it could be Villa Malvezzi or Villa Rusconi ..... I have no reference here.
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                  looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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                    But finally the most important german HQ ones around Ferrara….
                    exactly under Copparo in the hamlet of Sabbioncello San Vittore in the beautiful Villa della Mensa recently restored.
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                    looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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                      And together and comnnected that "Voglienza" as dated February 1945 in Karl's permission certificate: always Ferrara and obviously close to Copparo, Voghenza the real name. It is unpronounceable for a German, we are exactly 10 km under the main command of Sabbioncello San Vittore but under the Po di Volano. The splendid Villa Massari with its beautiful theater. Another truly special place
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                      looking for Wehrpäße (and Soldbücher if in good conditions) around Rimini (Adriatic Gothic Line, Italy Sept-Oct 1944)

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