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Jochen Peiper

Discussion in 'ETO, MTO and the Eastern Front' started by Keystone Two-Eight, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Thanks for putting the record straight, Timo.

    Of all the people to have secured Peiper's last-ever interview, it had to be Charles Whiting.:rolleyes:
     
  2. scipio

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    Some very sensible comments and information on this thread.


    I just wondered what the consensus view would be on the Question of the rash of Boys "Dolls" featuring Peiper and other heros of the Waffen SS.

    Is it harmless fun for eight year olds?

    Personally I find these developments obnoxious and wonder just where they ultimatley lead.
     

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    I just wondered what the consensus view would be on the Question of the rash of Boys "Dolls" featuring Peiper and other heros of the Waffen SS.

    I'm not familiar with those, where are they made and sold? I could maybe see the Waffen-SS being represented in a series of WWII dolls, but if it's just the SS, that would be disturbing.
     
  4. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    If we're referring to the Dragon 1/6 scale models, sale of them is forbidden to anyone under the age of 14. Also, the circa £50 price-tag puts them outside the scope of most eight-year-olds' pocket money, I would guess.....
     
  5. scipio

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    Yes - I checked on the doll and at $99, it is obviously too expensive for a child.

    However looking on the internet I did however see a poor looking Max Wunsche - made in HongKong for £9.
     
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    docinohio Dishonorably Discharged

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    How can one read these descriptions?....books?...US Archives?...
     
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    Just finished reading The Longest Winter by Kershaw, outstanding story of the 18-member 394th I&R platoon that impedes and delays Peiper's attack by nearly an entire day, and in it the commander of the platoon, LT Lyle Bouck, tells of writing to Peiper in the 1950's and inviting him to a reunion which Peiper declined. In his letter to Peiper, LT Bouck says "I know you faced charges of having your men shoot prisoners of war at Honsfeld, Bullingen, and Malmedy. Because we were not molested after a day of severe battle with the best German troops, I have always thought you had been accused of something for which you had no control. It is well known that in the heat of battle tempers flare and men will do things that they normally would not do. Many situations like this happened also in with our troops." (page 273). What an interesting comment coming from someone who was there and in direct contact with Peiper although as a prisoner at the CafeScholzen and how much in contrast to the theme and content of many posters here. It has changed my perspective of Joachim Peiper.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    While I was searching a different topic in CARL, I came across a document titled, War Experiences of commanders of German Panzer units.

    The abstract reads:
    I figured this was as good a place as any to post the link, in case anyone is interested.
     

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