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A VETERAN'S WAR ROOM-1946


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Thought some of you would like to see how one veteran's bring-backs looked like right after the war. The items in this room were brought home by a MP officer who served with the 88th Infantry Division. He was one of the officers who arrested German General Karl Wolff, commander of the all SS troops in Bolzano, Italy. Many of the items you see in these photos were taken from Wolff's headquarters.

 

The photos shown were take around 1946 when an article also shown below was written for a local newspaper. Unfortunately, I have no idea where any of these items are today. The photos and article came from his brother.

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

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A couple of flags

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
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And the article

 

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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Man that's a great war room, some amazing items photographed! The MP had good eye.

 

Philip

Actively Seeking:

WW2 USN/USMC Attributed/Named Purple Heart Groups

WW2 USN/USMC Combat Aviation Groups

 

WW2 and Prior USN/USMC Medal Groups

 

Contact me if you have something

 



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I know a man (very well known dealer) who had dinner with Wolff shortly before he died. Amazing stuff for sure! At one point, one of his uniforms passed through one of his catalogs, and I had the pleasure of seeing it in person.

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Check out the 88th Div MP helmets in the 1st picture.....great reference if one ever comes out of the woodwork....

Afghanistan Vet OEF 10-11 - Engineer Corps US Army.

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1. Someone saw you do it.

2. You didn't tick off the approval chain.
Seeking 984th Engineer Co (Land Clearance), 36th Engineer Regt/Bde, and Sanitary Corps items from all eras.

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...I feel like I read something recently about one of General Wolffs artifacts. I can't remember where thoughDo you own the original photos now? I have some shots in my collection of early GI collection but none showing this level of artifact. Thanks for sharing!

Any chance I could get a photo quality copy?

Paul

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Wow that is great stuff!!!

RICH "ABN325"

"You may be lost, but you are not forgotten. For those who have travelled far, to fight in foreign lands, know that the soldier's greatest comfort is to have his friends close at hand. In the heat of battle it ceases to be an idea for which we fight. Or a flag. Rather we fight for the man on our left, and we fight for the man on our right. And when armies are scattered and the empires fall away, all that remains is the memory of those precious moments that we spent side by side"

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...I feel like I read something recently about one of General Wolffs artifacts. I can't remember where thoughDo you own the original photos now? I have some shots in my collection of early GI collection but none showing this level of artifact. Thanks for sharing!

Any chance I could get a photo quality copy?

Paul

 

It would be interesting to read where the Wolff's items are today. I own the original photos from the 1946 article. They were part of his brother's group which I picked up several years ago.

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" We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm. "

View my website honoring the men and women of Indiana: http://indianavets.wix.com/indiana-at-war and follow my updates on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/IndianaModernAgeofWar/
Interested in US uniforms? Join the Association of American Military Uniform Collectors! http://aamuc.org/or find us on Facebook! facebook.com/AAMUC.ORG

 

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yeah that's good stuff! Looks like my room! (I wish) thanks for sharing!


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Karl Wolff's items were showcased back in the 1980s when they were released from the vet's family. What a treasure trove, his helping end the war early in Northern Italy helped save his neck albeit his close relationship with his boss Himmler. Thanks for posting.

 

Kurt

My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Something I came across once

 

A calling card from Wolff and Himmler along with the documet to Himmler

 

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In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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