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#1 Huntzman

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:58 PM

As many of you know, I'm in the process of researching my Father in Laws military career. Dad was with the US Army 892nd Clearing Comp (Medical). They were assigned in the Munich area during the initial occupation and he took some shots.

So, without further ado, I present to you Post War Munich.
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#2 Huntzman

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

This is a very early photo of the Feldhernnhalle. You can tell this because the memorial is still there on the left side which was removed very shortly after occupation. You can still see the eagle & wreath. There is also graffiti present on the front which I believe was removed. A member in another forum advised that the text of the graffiti seems to be:

"... Dachau - Velten - Buchewald - (names of KZ)

(Ich schäm)e mich, dass ich ein Deutscher bin" - I am ashamed to be a German

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#3 Huntzman

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:00 PM

The Military Government was HQ'd in the old Rathaus.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:01 PM

This is a front and side shot from the Hofbrauhaus. A little different from those nights AH Spoke at it.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:02 PM

This is the Siegestor. The first shows the wide shot, the 2nd shows one of the lions on the ground.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

This is the Theatinerkirch.

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#7 Steve Petersen

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 02:51 PM

Good stuff.

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Posted 05 June 2010 - 07:28 PM

Good stuff.


I second that...:cool:
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:06 PM

Thanks !!! Glad you liked them....... I'd post the ones from the Aleutians, but it's just bundled up GI's and SNOW !!!!!! ;)

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:27 AM

Hi Huntz/ these are great shots to say the least. Looking at them and reading your text, reminds me of a scene where Spencer Tracy was out about in Nuremberg, seeing the damage and enjoying a Sausage and drinking a Bier-in the movie: Judgement At Nuremberg.
Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:19 PM

Carl

Yeah, I remember the movie. It's strange to see the dichotomy of the moment, war torn rubble on one side, people riding bikes and walking along the other side.

Whats even weirder is to look at the shots of then and now. I took these shots and matched them up in a sort of mini display with shots of the locations currently. From Rubble to Regal !!!!!

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 03:03 AM

Hi Andrew, I agree and thanks for the tour ;-)) Also, if you have not yet seen both: The Story of GI Joe and Decision Before Dawn, you get the real deal from those movies as well.
Lost are only those, who abandon themselves) Hans-Ulrich Rudel.
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