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#1 jimsharp

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:33 PM

I am new and also very glad my friend Jim Bradley led me to this forum. I am a former guard at Nuremberg having
been a Sgt. of the Guard for seven months as a member of the 1st ID, 18th Reg't 1st Batt. Co B. I secured
the autographs of Herman Goering and 8 other defendants. I have just completed a manuscript of my book
"Sgt of the Guard at Nuremberg" detailing my experiences. Are there other former guards living who frequent
this forum? If so I would like to hear from you. Are there other Nuremberg Guard forums? Jim
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:11 PM

Jim,

Welcome. Has your manuscript gone to the publisher?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:13 PM

Welcome to the forum Jim!
Wars are rarely fought in black and white, but in infinite shades of grey

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

Welcome to the forum!
Regards, Ulrich

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#5 LRusso216

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:50 AM

Nice to have you about. We have several other authors about, and an excerpt from your book would be most appreciated. I just finished a book by one of our members, so I look forward to reading yours.

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:41 AM

Jim,
I had the opportunity to have coffee with a fellow 1st division veteran,Sgt.Abner Ganet.He was also a guard at Nurnburg.
He is active in telling his experiences to many student audiences.Being Jewish,Abner joined the Army at 17 to go to Europe to fight against nazism.The liberation of the concentration camps being his deepest memories.My father was also at the trials,but was not a guard ,also in the 1st.If you would like Abner's contact information,send me a PM.
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Posted 04 January 2012 - 07:48 AM

Enjoy your stay on the forum Jim and by all means do'nt hesitate to post any excerpt from you works.

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#8 RabidAlien

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 11:01 AM

Welcome aboard!

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 06:59 PM

Welcome. Hope you find this forum and informative and useful as I have

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:33 PM

hi jim, my name is ernie townsend, my father was a guard at the nuremberg trials, he was a pti instructor first over in manchester oldham from here joined the army and ended up going over to normandy helping lay the petrol pipe lines from there went to nuremberg doing the nuremberg trials he was part of the big red one! i have been looking into my fathers time at nuremberg and it took me 12months to sort his past out and where he has been in this discovery i found out my father didnt recieve his medals, i have just had them presented to me! he was an mp also i have pictures outside of the cells at nuremberg! my fathers name was also ernest townsend! i also have pictures of my father hanging three men i would love for you to get intouch so i could ask u some questions look forward to hearing from you!

#11 Spitfire_XIV

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:10 PM

Hello there Jim and welcome to the forum :)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:00 AM

hi mr sharp.my dad was a guard nuremberg british also did some at hamberg.was with big red one .pvt personel phisical training instructor joined 745 tank battalion did petrol lines arromanches bayeux to caen with 341 company.doing black market raids with 745 also 59 company cmps.he never picked his medals up.he died 1986.i only found out months ago and sent for them france germany star 193945 star an war medal 1939 45 medal.they moved him about a bit.my dads name ernie ernest townsend from oldham manchester england.he played piano to also  acrobatic fit strong.think he arrived at nuremberg prison court in a tank.well jim i was presented with medals by a major all done proper.but there is a mystery behind this .i remember things now what he said befor he passed away.my name same as my dads.hope to hear from you jim thanks.my phone 01612845189.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

Hello Mr. Townsend,

I hope you and Jim get a chance to talk and catch up on those things which are important to you. I look forward to Mr. Sharp's book and any posts you may choose to share with us. I thank your Father and You for his service, Sir.
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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:45 PM

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:14 PM

I am new and also very glad my friend Jim Bradley led me to this forum. I am a former guard at Nuremberg having
been a Sgt. of the Guard for seven months as a member of the 1st ID, 18th Reg't 1st Batt. Co B. I secured
the autographs of Herman Goering and 8 other defendants. I have just completed a manuscript of my book
"Sgt of the Guard at Nuremberg" detailing my experiences. Are there other former guards living who frequent
this forum? If so I would like to hear from you. Are there other Nuremberg Guard forums? Jim

My father, Orin D. Lee, was also a guard at Nuremberg during WWII. He died in 1997.  He served in the 3rd Army as a PFC.  My brother has his diary with several signatures and comments from prisoners. 



#16 belasar

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:11 PM

Welcome also OrinDLee!


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Wars are rarely fought in black and white, but in infinite shades of grey

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:32 AM

Welcome to this forum. Interesting stories, would love to read some of this.


Als heel de hemel van papier was en al het water ter wereld inkt en al de bomen veranderden in pennen, dan nog zou ik al de verschrikkingen van deze oorlog niet hebben kunnen opteken ! If whole heaven was made of paper and all the water on the world was ink and all the trees were pencils, even then i would not be able to describe the horrors of this war" (Hette de Jong)

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 06:39 PM

Hi Jim,

             I just joined this forum in Nov2013.As I was reading posts I came across yours. I wonder if you remember me? I am doing research about my dad and I

contacted you after finding your name in The Bulge Newsletter. I spoke with you on the telephone and ordered both of your books. My dad was also a guard at the trial. He was in the 1st co. c 18th reg. You said you were most likely in the same places. Since I last spoke with you I came across a roster from 1945 with his name, rank, platoon ,and  squad.  I wonder if you might know any of these individuals. I tried to contact Lt. Ehlers but at the time he had broken his femur and was in rehab.



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Posted 27 December 2013 - 01:01 PM

Welcome aboard, Jim.  Look forward to any posts involving your experiences concerning your experiences at Nurnberg.


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