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Discussion in 'Living History' started by Aru-Ed, Feb 25, 2008.

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  1. krieg

    krieg Ace

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    more pitchers i like this .. no dout the lady will be forever greatful for
    the pics of where the .ID.tag wos well done
    best krieg
     
  2. Keystone Two-Eight

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    Edwin, what does the plaque say? The one with the flowers and -what I am assuming is- the statue of the Blessed Mother?
     
  3. Skipper

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    great pitures. Sorry to hear some of the pictures were lost durng your computer crash.

    The plaque says:

    "you mother of pity, reach your hand upon us, whereever road we may be on throughout our earthly life".

    (This a prayer to Maria, but there is also a play on words. Irdlich = earth vs paradise, but also earthly = muddy refering to the trenches. )
     
  4. dgmitchell

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    This is truly an inspiring story. Thank you for sharing it.
     
  5. Aru-Ed

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    No problem, and there will be soon more to follow.
    I received pictures from the Page Fam. who where taken by John during his wartime period in Europe.
    I'm waiting to get them scanned at a friend, so i can post them in this thread!
     
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    Good stuff Ed!

    Look forward to seeing them!
     
  7. Slipdigit

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    There ya go, that's what I've been wanting to hear.
     
  8. Aru-Ed

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    It might take up to an other week, so be patient you all, i'm quite busy in my new home that takes a lot of time, sorry!
     
  9. Mats

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    Aru-Ed,

    Do you mean that your new home is more important than this forum??

    :)

    Mats
     
  10. Aru-Ed

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    Last week i received a package by mail send by a daughter of John L. Page and it included several pictures and dokuments concerning John during his WWII period.
    First of all i'm very grateful for the willingness of the Page Fam. to share these with me and to give me the permission to share it with you all.
    They will get a special spot in my collection!
    They told me that more pictures are to follow but that they have to sort them out first, although i'm already overwelmed by their gifts!
    And i can not mention Keystone Two-Eight to much for making this al happening.
    Here are some of the dokuments and pictures:



    John L. Page Jr. about 2,5 years old:

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    Little Mountain, South Carolina where he grew up:

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    His first car, bought brandnew before the war:

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    John L. Page / Camp Wheeler, Georgia / Feb. 22-1942:

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  11. Aru-Ed

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    A poem glued by John in his book from the 4th Div. / 22nd Reg.:

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    Tank stops in the Siegfried Line / Germany -1945-:

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    "I was here with the 4th Div.":

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    John L. Page / Hitler's yacht on the Rhine / Germany 1945.
    He had written on the back "That's me in the picture, not Hitler":

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  12. Aru-Ed

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    5 pictures taken in Holland:

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    John L. Page / 15th July '45 / Weischern, Germany:

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    And John at his 84th birthday:

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    Great Pics. Mr Page looks like he was a sport.

    Ed and Keystone, again thanks so much for your efforts.
     
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    Very nice Ed!! And yes thanks to Keystone as well! We need to see more like this!
     
  15. krieg

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    yes once again very nice pics thankyou for leting see these great pics
    well done
    best krieg
     
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    Truly amazing, thank you so much for posting these. Also thank you to the Page family for letting us enjoy these documents :poppy:
     
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    You's did a really good thing for the Page Family.
     
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    Hi drifter, I noticed you are a newbie. If you wish to do so, you can go to the new member section and introduce yourself.
     
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    Excellent thread... just read through every post. Thanks to all involved.
     
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    Just read this thread after being referenced here by "Is it worth digging for WW2 relics". I noticed that no one has answered what ERB stands for. Is it my poor eyes or does that letter on the original bracelet look more like an E rather than B. Also saw a document entitled Evacuation and Reassignment for Enlistedmen. This is stretching I know, but is that what ERE (if my eyesight is correct) stands for?
     

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