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HQRU A Higher Call?

Discussion in 'HQ research Unit' started by saiga, Dec 8, 2015.


  1. saiga

    saiga Content Mod Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Hard to say if he is attacking this man or helping him?
    Given the reputation German soldiers of that time have it would be easy to assume the former, interesting I will take a look round myself.

    German soldier helping a French soldier.jpg
     
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    saiga Content Mod Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Exactly. First, I thought that too but it just doesn´t look like the German is going to double tap him.
     
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    Bombardier Admin & Arbiter Staff Member Site Admin

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    Yeah, the spanish wording underneath the picture doesn't help either, rather it appears to be just the thoughts of the poster and offers nothing in the way help.
     
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    saiga Content Mod Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Yep, I´ve tried that myself. And a Tumblr page of some SS-obsessed lady. It didn´t help either.
     
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    Well I took a look at the file name and discovered that in spanish it says

    Translates to
    Although that does not really help because the person who named it may have simply believed that was what he was seeing
     
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    saiga Content Mod Mi.Net Supporter Content Mod

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    Thank you. That´s the same thing what Tumblr said. Too bad that the entire story about it is propably lost forever.
     
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    You never know what we might find, its in my memory banks now so if I see anymore about it I will remember and post it here.
     
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    Very interesting post, I am not sure how the german can be helping the french soldier ? His position is not conducive to helping him stand up, the best he could do in that position is drag him perhaps?
     
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    Yes I see what you mean @Bigbird it does look as though he is going to drag him
     
  11. BravoZulu Australia

    BravoZulu Mi Staff Sergeant MI.Net Member

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    German infantry advance past wounded French soldier.jpg
    Image added by Bombardier
    http://www.ww2incolor.com/german/German+infantry+advance+past+wounded+French+soldier.html


    https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwj-poC0zYzTAhVnjVQKHYghBrsQjRwIBw&url=https://www.pinterest.com/pin/445926800587750703/&psig=AFQjCNG7BPXL0pWBNo0eA_vUgOkQyKNfAg&ust=1491456898551846

    Try these 2 links. I have seen this photo before and had it in mind that it was a series of photos. Seems it was from a Signal combat photographer, Invasion of France 1940, street fighting in an unknown French town. The German appears to have been checking the street before offering some assistance to the wounded Frenchman.
    If you check the facade at the bottom of the street and the positioning of the Frenchman's rifle on the ground it seems to me to be from the same series of photo's
     
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    Lots of interesting thoughts on the first link, I agree our photo seems to be part of a series of pics. The photo on the first link would seem to be a different person (on the ground) as I cannot see the helmet lying near to him (as in ours), the Germans appear identical though
    nice find @BravoZulu


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    Looing closer at the linked image the helmet could still be on his head
     
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    In the 1st photo the helmet seems to be akimbo on the rear of his head
     
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    I thought they may be clips from a video and I had convinced myself that I had seen a documentary with these scenes on, alas after many hours searching on youtube and others I could not find it.
     

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