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#1 18-12-2014 16:16:06

don_kihotis7
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A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Hi guys, sharing with you the biggest purchase i have ever done for my collection. Everything you see in the photos belonged to Oberleutnant Emil Freitag, from 3rd company, Grenadier Regiment 377.
The items were taken from his daughter to an auction house in Hamburg. A friend from Germany attended the auction and managed to win this lot. I bought the group from my friend so actually this is the first time that they are kept in a collection after residing in a closet for 70 years. Unfortunately the auction house had sold the officer's photo albums in another auction and my friend didn't know about it so they were bought by another person sad I hope i can find them one day and reunite them with the rest of the group. My friend had a phone conversation with the vet's daughter and she gave him some information about her father:

He was involved in the fighting in Kurland were he was wounded and got transferred home for recovering. But before he got healed completely, he went back to his unit to help his men. At end of war he was captured by the Soviets, escaped 2 times, got captured again and returned to Hamburg 2 years after i.e. in 1947.

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#2 18-12-2014 16:19:27

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Oups i forgot the docs

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#3 18-12-2014 16:24:49

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

The last one is not a photo. It's a scan of the veteran's portrait. The artist who did it was very skillful. It took me hours to realize it wasn't a photo. And i figured it out by the drawing of the CCC.
Unfortunately the vet's daughter wanted to keep the painting and refused to offer it for sale.
There is no Urkunde for the DKiG, but gladfully the painting proves that he was awarded it before the end of the war.


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#4 18-12-2014 17:30:27

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

that is a very nice grouping...I love the period pic with stuff just with...

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#5 18-12-2014 21:20:17

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Thanks friend


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#6 18-12-2014 22:49:51

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Wonderful - Very tastefully done, Chris!


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#7 19-12-2014 10:47:06

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Thanks Mark. I wish it had a Kurland cufftitle too. But then again it would be out of reach (price wise).


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#8 03-03-2015 23:37:56

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

wow.a killer grouping.My mouth felt down.your collection chris is Mega (Μου επεσε το σαγονι κοινως με αυτο που ειδα) .Great friend you have.It is a safe way to find items like that abroad.Well done mate

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#9 04-03-2015 12:37:22

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Thanks for the kind words Nicos http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_thumbsup.gif

The Greek text is appearing like this: Μου επεσε το σαγονι κοινως με αυτο που ειδα


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#10 04-03-2015 15:07:43

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

don_kihotis7 wrote:

Thanks for the kind words Nicos http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/av … umbsup.gif

The Greek text is appearing like this: Μου επεσε το σαγονι κοινως με αυτο που ειδα

can not understand the greek text  lollol (το εγραψες ξανα ελληνικα??)


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#11 04-03-2015 15:13:23

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

No i just copied pasted what i was seeing assuming that you would read it the way i do, but apparently it appeared ok to you roll big_smile

It's a matter of coding on the forum. The email notification that came now had your message and Greek language was readable.


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#12 04-03-2015 19:51:39

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Yes??strange .i could read it all the time.Believed it was a joke from you chris.i have selected greek language in forum from begining .maybe thats why i can see them normal.who knows.strange technology big_smile

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#13 04-03-2015 21:47:39

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

You  Guys should use a Enigmamaschine big_smilewink!

Verry nice Grouping!

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#14 05-03-2015 11:51:17

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

wuestenfuchs88 wrote:

You  Guys should use a Enigmamaschine big_smilewink!

Verry nice Grouping!

Haha it would be useful lol


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#15 05-03-2015 12:13:38

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

lollol why not


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#16 05-03-2015 12:55:05

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Re: A nice group of an Oberleutnant

Nice uniform group. Rich A. in Pa.


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