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Good morning friends

A while back I could buy an old wire/radio press photo in the USA. It shows the Berlin Volkssturm marching at the occasion of the national oath ceremony of the Volkssturm.

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Period VS-photos are rather rare alltough reprints hit the market on and off. I consider this (my) photo to be Original period as it bears the date stamp November 15th and 17th 1944, meaning the photo was sent from Europe (STOCKHOLM) November 15th and was "archived" in New York November 17th.

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In any case, the ceremony this photo shows is the parade on Novenber 12th (so predating the sending of the Stockholm photo by 3 days) by Berlin-Mitte Volkssturmmen.                 Below an excerpt of the written order for that ceremony …

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And the route they had to march … passing through the Brandenburger Gate from the east to the west.

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Take care

 

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Here another story ...

The Soldbuch I recently could add to my collection, holds a "wound badge in black" inscription awarded to the Volkssturmman Kurt DANKWORTH.

This is a rare case of an award obtained while being in the Volkssturm. 

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