Seelow Heights

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Matelot
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Seelow Heights

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Myself and 3 others have just returned from a week long trip to the Seelow Heights, and Kustrin. Seen many sights.Slept in original trenches. many highs and lows as we walked the battlefields.

Here is an itinery of where we went. We'll post a report and photos later.

Manny,Sean,Barry and Ben :wink:

Seelow

KUSTRIN

Fortress
Reitwein spur (Zhukov`s bunker)

GRENADIER REG 1234
Rathstock
Solikante to Gottesgabe

FAHNENJUNKER GREN REG 1242
Klessin (the seige)
Marxdorf

PNZ REG MUNCHEBERG
Gorgast
Golzow
Seelow Hohen
Aproaches to Berlin

BERLIN

FLAKTURM
Humboldthain
Freidrichstein (command bunker)
Moltke bridge (Willi Brandt strasse)
Reichstag
Fuhrer bunker
Wilmersdorf ( Tillery, gren reg1234)

HALBE

Berlin to Dresden autobahn
Treunbritzen (Von Luck)
Kummersdorf Gut (1st & 2nd)
Baruth (Battle/Von Luck)
Beelitz/Trebbin (Last resting place of last Konigs Tiger)
Brandenberg (withdrawal to Elbe river)


Also managed to stop off in Arnhem on the way home, but this was a little bonus for us.

Ost Medals all round!

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so wish i could of gone, but money and work !!!

glad you had a brill time, cant wait to see what sean was upto most night !! :P

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Meant to say, and just for you Tom, we stopped at Stendal for a cuppa...! :wink:

Here are some photos....

First one is the fort at Kustrin. 10,000 were beseiged here by the Russian forces. The whole fort was reduced to rubble, and a soviet cemetary was established. However, we only saw desecretion of the graves...! The head stones were overturned, and the grave bases were all piled in a corner! No idea if the bodies were still there?!
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German Trenches in the Seelow Heights.
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The memorial was above the excellant museum of the Battle for Seelow.
There were some examples of the fighting that went on in the area. This house was sat right beside the road,untouched. the other example shows a church that was fought over.
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I want some of these,please!!!!

And one of these!!
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Well done guys! Looks like you all seen alot!

Regards

Jonny

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fair play lads, looks like a well organised trip, well done.
thanks for sharing the photo's.

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Great stuff Manny! as always! :D

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Egyptian Kings packing their things!!

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I like, I like
Hanging up my Knochensack for now, it's been a good war!

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