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quote: "It doesn't work in the WYSIWYG mode"

Neither do i

 

but enter key works just fine

 

Definitely not a mortar base, it`s way to big. If you look close at the first pic, at the top center there is a soldier crouching down and another guy standing to the left. Like i said in previous post it`s about 6 feet in diameter. The angle of the photo problably made it look oval. I think it`s a building or garden ornament.

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The mystery thing shows the sign of the French Maginot line. A member of another forum found the solution (the same forum who found the church in Manila). As this sign is found very often I cannot believe we'll also find the exact place where it was, but in France.

Christoph

 

Edit: Should read before writing: If he was at Mortefontaine near the Magionot line, maybe we will find the place.

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Larry,

 

I dug around in both Scott's and Taggart's AAR's through their divisional histories and even my 30th regimental history... yet not one word about the bridge or ever going to Heidelburg. According to the maps showing their axis of advance, Heidelburg was WAY outside of it. WAY south of their line of advance by, I'd guess 20 to 40 miles... something like that.

 

The 3rd advanced across the Rhine at Worms, Germany, on the 15th of March, and arrived at Worth, Germany on the evening of the 29th advancing through Heppenheim.

 

The 3rd at the time was assigned to the XV Corps. 6th Army Group. They moved in the direction of Wurzburg, Germany. VI Corps. containing the 14th Armored, 36th ID and 70th ID... moved through the Heidelburg area around the 29th of March. The 3rd was with the VI Corps. for the majority of the war but, not at the time of the Rhine Crossing and their drive into Germany.

 

Regards,

MARNE

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Mystery Thing again: Is it possible it was not Mortefontaine but Morfontaine? It seems as if there are three Mortefontaines in France, but all in the Center and not near the Maginot line. Then it may have been at the Camp de Morfontaine of the 139e Régiment d'Infanterie de Forteresse / Colonel Ritter. You'll find some Pictures of Morfontaine and the Maginot line here http://lostimagesofww2.com/photos/places/morfontaine.php, both today and in 1944.

Christoph

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I didn't know the Maginot line had signs. People say the ML didn't work but it did. The Germans didn't put a lot of effort into breeching it - they just went around it. Unfortunately for the French, they didn't think the Germans would go through Belgium (again).

 

Incidentally, what is the translation of "On ne passe pas"? Google translate said "We do not pass", but that made less sense than something like "They will not pass".

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Word-for-word it's "One does not pass" meaning "You will not pass". It could also be translated as Google does.

 

Christoph

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どうもありがとうございます!!

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:pdt12: Only a barcode on the screen but no Japanese, but Google translated it. :pdt12:

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Maybe it's because I have the japanese language package on my machine.

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Hey M1, I just noticed that it says "Resident Marine" above my name vice a rank. Funny I never noticed that before!

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You guys ROCK! My grandfather made all the notations in his albums but I'm sure he didn't do it until he was back home. Also, we're dealing with someone with an 8th grade education and spelling was never his strong suit. Unfortunately, he never really talked about things like this and we didn't get the albums until after he died so we could never ask him about any of the pictures or places where he'd been.

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Hey M1, I just noticed that it says "Resident Marine" above my name vice a rank. Funny I never noticed that before!

 

Wow, where in the hell did that come from. That designation is not found in the parameters of group designations. That is indeed strange. I just have Army designations. Hmmmmmm?????!!!!

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Caretaker: That could very well be. Maybe the spellings weren't correct? Could be. Also, there are names of cities and towns and some are very, very close in spelling, so if a couple of letters were off, then you'd think he was in a very different place at the time.

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Wow, where in the hell did that come from. That designation is not found in the parameters of group designations. That is indeed strange. I just have Army designations. Hmmmmmm?????!!!!

 

 

I realized that I had put that in my settings as my "Member Title".

 

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I just didn't realize my forum rank was gone.

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Oh, I didn't realize that either! Hmmm, guess you can't have it all! :pdt12: :pdt12: :pdt12:

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Oh, I just realized mine is gone too. Because I changed mine too, it also took away my army ranking. Geez, am I blind er something???? :armata_PDT_23::blink::D Still have the four star ranking but...

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どうもありがとうございます!!

 

BTW, it came out as Japanese symbols on my screen, so I could see it as you meant it.

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I am probably confusing some of the newbies - I'm "CaptO" by user name, a major general by rank on the forum, and sign off as "Major Todd O."

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Ya, just confuse everyone! :14_2_108::blink: :blink: :blink:

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