Discussion in 'Battlefield Relics' started by Paul Errass, Apr 20, 2010.
Great Paul now for some research, many thanks for that, again you have me really curious
Yes Narva has been for many centuries the traditional gateway into Eastern Europe from Russia , it wasn't a single Battle but a 9 month campaign , the Germans only withdrew due to being outflanked to the South by the results of Op Bagration.
Like Kurland they wern't defeated at Narva .
Erich i didn't realise you'd gone all Kriegsmarine ??
Many of the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe troops in Estonia ended up being amalgamated into III SS Panzer Korps during the latter part of the fighting.
no just a very strong interest though Familie friends Paul LW is still my strong point probably always will. A good friend was in the KM as in a 8.8cm Flak batterie at Kiel later for the fighting in the Finnish isles before retreat back into Prussia and capture by the Soviets but escaped.
looks like I need to open up W. Tieke's book on the III. SS Germanic Korps
That's the " bible" for this area Erich !!
ah yes that is what I was thinking .....
I agree with Erich, nice to see you back here, Paul.
And I must start getting back over to our sister forum more often.
You made some fantastic finds on your trip, keep up the good work.
Things look better with the flights so hopefully our next expedition will be starting tomorrow as planned ,
Paul, Erich is not only LW and KM , he is also into deathcards and....... Bicycles
Right O Skip ! Hmmmmm wonder how cycling through Estonia is this time of year ? much success Paul and the group, hopeful the Ash will stay high or well away from your travels.
You'd love it Erich , the landscape would probably remind you of Montanta, green valleys, hills, lots of pine trees, and snow to be expected soon
Skip you've been to Estonia then ?
Almost , I missed the Ferry from Helsinki to Tallin so I was 80 km away only, but kai will confirm that both countries have areas that are very similar.
Great photos, but fantastic finds!
Yep very similar countryside , man i love those forests of the east !!!
Not too many big hills though Erich !!
Great finds Mate. Also, sorry its been a longtime since I was last able to go to the War Relics site-mostly due to llack of time and the home computer is now toast.
it appears Carl that Paul may have been granted his wish to Estonia, guess we wait and see how and when he is able to respond .....
Sinimae near Narva , in English the Blue Hills , the Tannenberg defence line one of the most fought over places on earth in July / August 1944 !!
Hopefully i'll be here a lot more now mate. At the moment the flights are looking good so we should be on the Eastern Front by tomorrow night !!!
Carl just for you mate , this is the location where Remy fought his Knights Cross action , his Gun Kopfstellung was just about where the grassy mound is or close by !!!
Imagine this place , destroyed by shells and bombs , littered with the fallen and knocked out T 34's !!