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  1. Ahnenerbe was incorporated into the SS. The study of the ancient German history was conducted with only one goal: to prove the superiority of the Aryan race within the scope of the Nazi race doctrine. I recently got this incredible Ahnenerbe document, hand signed by Dr Hans Strobel who was a SS-Hauptsturmführer, German Ahnenerbe folklorist and leader of the European Ethnology office in the staff of Alfred Rosenberg. Hans Strobel was author of several SS-Ahnenerbe books and his most successful book was "Bauernbrauch im Jahreslauf". He was the one who examined German books, magazines and scripts and decided if a German script may be published according to its content. This document is very rare and comes from the private estate of Hans Strobel. The document is official stationary of the official party examining board to protect nationalsocialistic literature. Hans Strobel examined the topic of the folklore and homeland magazine. It reads, The assignment of the official party examining board to protect nationalsocialistic literature is to view and examine the literature according to nationalsocialistic topic. The board must sharply separate between statements against the terms of the nationalsocialistic world ideology or statements who intentionally or unintenionally spread misleading sights or thoughts. To work on this task is a decree by the deputy of the Führer (Rudolf Hess) from 6.1.1936 and it is an important duty for the party. Accordingly it is neccessary to settle this fast and careful in any cases. Enclosed you will find the "Volkstum and Heimat" magazine for assessment The enclosed assessment form must be completed as soon as possible and to send back along with the magazine. Articles who are against the terms of the nationalsocialistic world ideology or come into question being adopted to the nationalsocialistic bibliography must be cleary pointed out and must be described with a short characteristic opinion. A very rare document, and extremely interesting as a topic of Ancient Germanic History doctored to suit the NAZI brainwashing propaganda.... I like this kind of topic for documents. The political side of the TR fascinates me...
  2. Help Needed Please... I found this shell casing at the location of the 'Quest for a Panzer' project. It is unlike every other shell casing that I have found there, and therefore I would love to know more about it. I think it is a 20mm casing, and I'm really hoping that it's an Allied casing. Apart from the letter R there are other markings of '= 1940' Can anyone tell me more about this shell casing. I would really appreciate any comments, thoughts or information... Thank you
  3. This is really cool. I have visited this monster a few times...
  4. I thought you guys might like this.... In conjunction with a French historian and publisher, I am currently researching a major RAF bombing operation which took place in Normandy days after D-Day in June 1944. We have conducted a few location field visits of the target area, and have located some nice finds of German origin. Major Panzer elements were targeted in this attack. The story starts with the secret code breakers of Ultra, based at Bletchley Park. This picture is a copy of the actual Enigma intercepted coded message, which was broken and translated, before being urgently passed to the relevant Intelligence agency, and London for evaluation by the War Office and ultimately Churchill... This Enigma intercept started a flurry of action and planning, before the execution of a major RAF bombing raid on German forces in Normandy. I will post more relating to this project for anybody interested in reading it...
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Hi Kentucky, The Chateau is a French National Monument. It is open to the public, however I believe it is still owned by the original family.
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    20mm Shell Casing - Help Needed

    We are still trying to confirm if this shell is Allied. I have never seen markings like this on a 20mm cannon casing. If anybody had any knowledge or information about this casing then please inform me. Thank you.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Roy's story is well published. He had made the National Newspapers many times and also mainstream news channels including the BBC. As per the BBC, the Royal Engineer previously recounted his memories on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow in 2014. He recalled how Rommel asked if he needed anything and he replied "a pint of beer, cigarettes and a good meal". His collection of war memorabilia, including the empty cigarette packet given to him by Rommel, was valued at £10,000 by experts but he did not want to sell it and it will now be donated to the Imperial War Museum in London.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Below is a copy of a period picture of the grand room at La Roche Guyon. You can understand why Roy called it amazingly decorated. This room was used as the location for many urgent military meetings between Rommel, his Staff and various high ranking German Officers, and as we are finding out through research, meeting with at least 2 British Commando's....
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    In the grand room at La Roche Guyon during Rommel's time, there was a desk at the far end, which Rommel used as his office desk. At the other end of the room there would have been the table as pictured earlier in the thread with Rommel entertaining various high ranking Officers.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Roy quotes from his papers that 'when he was led into the grand room, he couldn't believe what scene was in front of his eyes, for standing behind a desk was Rommel, and looking out of the window was Von Rundstedt'. The pictures below are stills from the 2012 film 'Rommel' and depict the moment when the British Commando is presented before Rommel.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    This is the room quoted by Roy as being 'amazingly decorated'. The grand room at La Roche Guyon was where Rommel held meetings and entertained high ranking officers. It is also the room where he interviewed Roy.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Thanks Mark Glad that you are enjoying it. It has been quite a journey of discovery. There is more to come.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Indeed Kentucky The Chateau at La Roche Guyon is spectacular. There is more to come...?
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Roy mentions that on entering the Chateau, he was led up a long flight of stairs, and into an amazingly decorated room. Below is the grand stone staircase that Roy mentioned. Situated just inside the main entrance, this is the route Roy would have taken in 1944.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Thanks Lou There is more to come yet... I met with both Roy's sons this week in London. It was great to hear their stories too.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Thanks Kentucky there are more to come yet...
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Roy mentions that a German Lieutenant then escorted him from the guardroom, across the courtyard and into the Chateau. Below is a picture from the guardroom end of the courtyard, the guardroom being directly behind me. The main entrance to the Chateau at the far end of the courtyard. This is the route he would have taken in 1944.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Upon arrival at La Roche Guyon, Roy Wooldridge was taken blindfolded to the guardroom. In the 2012 film 'Rommel' there is a sequence of scenes of where the British Commando prisoner was presented to Rommel. Below is a still shot from the scene of arrival at Rommel's HQ. The guardroom that Roy mentions in his papers is situated to the right of the picture of the courtyard.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    This is Roy Wooldridge MC & Bar Decorated twice for exceptional service in the field, he was decorated with the MC by Monty in Africa for clearing a German minefield during the battle of El Alamain. Laying on his stomach, prodding for mines with a bayonet, while under German mortar fire, he cleared a path for the Armoured Divisions to proceed forward. The meeting with Rommel has been a well published story, however I felt the need to photojournal the information from his papers into pictures at the location. I have read Roy's memoirs, and met his son's this week. They are considering publishing his papers as a book. This story is INCREDIBLE....
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Roy Wooldridge MC & Bar, was the Royal Engineer who was captured by the Germans off a French beach at Onival during Operation Tarbrush 10. Questioned by the Wehrmacht, interrogated by the Gestapo, he thought he was going to be shot as a spy, before Rommel intervened. Roy Wooldridge had an incredible story to tell. He has had many articles written about his exploits during WW2 in many National daily news media. His story has made headline BBC news. He is probably the ONLY confirmed person EVER who met both Rommel and Monty during the war years. I have retraced the steps of Roy Wooldridge during his time at Rommel's HQ at La Roche Guyon. Over the next few days I will post a photo journal of this investigation.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    As you enter the village you drive past a few houses, small bed & breakfast type hotels before reaching the Chateau. However, what an INCREDIBLE sight opens up before you... LA ROCHE GUYON.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    This is the approach to La Roche Guyon. There is only 1 road through the village. You can see the dominant ancient jail perched on the top of the cliff. This is the approach route taken by a man called Roy Wooldridge in 1944. I was lucky enough to meet with Roy's sons this week, and will post a little of the incredible story of their father.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Just to backtrack again... Earlier in the thread I mentioned a visit to Rommel's Normandy HQ at La Roche Guyon. Over the next few days I will post a photo journal of this trip. Below is an historical photo of the Chateau La Roche Guyon, which is displayed in the village pub. I am also researching another WW2 event which involves Rommel, and the content is mind blowing...!!! I can post a little about this research, it is an incredible story...
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Thanks Kentucky, throughout the location investigation, we have found some incredible pieces of wartime history. We did indeed find some coins, along with quite a few personal items. I will post more of these in the coming days.
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    The quest for a Panzer...

    Here is an interesting piece. This came out, and we thought 'oh another bullet casing', however the strands inside caught our attention. It turns out to be an incendiary bullet...!!! The strands inside are highly flammable (as we had to test a few to confirm just what we had found). I have never seen such a bullet before. A really nice find.
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