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The publication follows in pictures, captions and textual content the German Armys presence in Flanders from its arrival in September 1914 till the summer season of 1916.It appears to be like on the Kaisers Armys battles with the French, Belgians and British, concentrating totally on the latter and the battles for Ypres (1st Ypres - 1914 and 2d Ypres - 1915 and the fuel attacks). The booklet is prepared in 4 sections special textual content round 50.000 pictures (that are interspersed into the textual content with captions) a chronological order of occasions in Flanders and a piece at the German divisions that fought there. the place correct fabric from the German domestic entrance is included.Each part and point of the interval is defined from the German standpoint utilizing fundamental and secondary assets from either Germany and Britain.

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Lanz radioed Cherbourg and in a short time the first ‘Tante Jus’ arrived, carrying his No 1 Company. Major Lanz had borrowed the German Imperial War Flag from Major Hessel before leaving Guernsey – promising his head as security – so that they could hold a proper flag raising ceremony as they had done at Guernsey airport. ‘On the right flank was OTL Plocher, with all the other officers present,’ wrote Lanz later: ‘then a section of the Luftwaffe consisting of the crews of the Obernitz Squadron, then the men of the Naval Assault Detachment Gotenhafen and finishing with the whole of No 1 Company.

Initially many residents clamoured to be provided with transport to the UK, but once the initial panic had subsided, the majority decided to brave it out. Whilst all these plans were being put into effect one vitally important action was unfortunately completely neglected, in that no-one in the British Government appears to have realised that they must inform the enemy that the islands were being demilitarised and would not be defended. However, this might have been done deliberately, so as not to give the enemy any advantage at such a perilous time, but more likely it was just an administrative oversight.

This march took place through St Peter Port, Guernsey in July 1940. Guernsey Museum Festung Guernsey and Festung Jersey were first class records of the occupation produced by the Germans, using their best artists and most skilled photographers. The former were from the Divisional Cartographic Section (Divisionskartenestelle) working on behalf of the German CinC of the Channel Islands, Genlt Graf von Schmettow. Here are examples of the drawings: ‘Westberg’ is an artist's impression of the L'Angle Direction Finding Tower which is still complete, whilst the other drawing prefixed the section on anti-aircraft artillery.

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