2 different shots,2 from Bastogne ,January 1945,2 with a shot down B24 Bomber wich i assume in the area of Bastogne too
Drawn map and photos belong to Edward Sadowski – Serial #31025603. He was with the 1st Infantry Division
- His drawn map he made during the time of the Battle of the Bulge
- 2. After the War in Ansbach (The person on the photo is Edward)
- Description on back : This once held allied Prisoners.Now it holds Germans.
- Siegfried Line
Born in 1924 in Oklahoma, Harold Bradley would live through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and become part of America´s Greatest Generation.
As a young man Mr. Bradley would join the fight in WW 2 as part of the 740th Tank Battailon.He would travel to Britain, then arrive on the Normandy shore only days after D- Day. From there his unit would travel across France and fight in the Battle of the Bulge and break through the Siegfried Line.
He would become Sergeant Bradley as a Tank commander with the 740th Daredevils and be awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart for his action.
The book with his story can be ordered now,click on the link:
Photos are made between July and august 1945 in Coburg, Germany
Foreign volunteers in German service,unclear wich nation exactly,but could be Don Cossacks
Leaflet dropped by “Nationalkomitee Freies Deutschland” during the final days of the battle in Koenigsberg
A real piece of history,dropped by the Red Army during the battle/encirclement of German troops in Kowel.Red army propaganda saying there is no way out,to end it as fast as possible to stop fighting and the loss of soldiers….
Its a brought back home item a former German soldier found during the battle of Kowel.
A leaflet,dropped by American troops during the time of the Ruhr encirclement1945
2 ID´s,both from Festung Breslau,issued to Oberleutnant Horst Benecke,who belongs to Battallion Seybold (issued 19.03.1945),the other says he belongs to Regiments Gruppe Seybold,Regiment Mohr and he was the leader of Battalion Seybold (issued 22.04.1945).
Both documents are signed my Major Seybold.
someone glued them on a piece of paper to save them to stay complete…
According to the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1,here we have a diary of a German Leutnant,written from 1916 till 1918