Americans in Mannheim 1945-2011
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Dear Ms Chard,

 

I am a professor at a German university college and currently in the midst of some research for a book called "Americans in Mannheim 1945-2011" that will serve as a comprehensive chronicle of everything that happened in and around Mannheim's bustling American military community between WWII and now, see this edition of the Stars and Stripes, America's no.1 military publication:

 

http://www.stripes.com/news/europe/germany/closing-of-bases-in-mannheim-ends-special-relationship-between-germans-u-s-troops-1.144258

 

My project has even made it onto the US Army's website, quite an honor for me:

 

http://www.army.mil/-news/2010/11/12/48017-german-professor-preserving-american-military-memories/_

 

A German national hailing from Mannheim myself, I have been involved in many German-American activities during the past thirty years, so the recent announcement of Mannheim's 2014/2015 closure nearly broke my heart, but also gave rise to this project. The project is non-profit endeavor with all proceeds (if any will be generated) going to the Fisher House Foundation - specifically, to the Fisher House in nearby Landstuhl that allows the relatives of wounded soldiers to be near their loved ones.

 

My book tries to cover as many aspects of American life in Mannheim as possible and will be richly illustrated which is why I'm constantly looking for historical photos showing American activities in Mannheim after 1945. While surfing the internet, I stumbled upon several great Mannheim-related photos on your website on VI Corps Combat Engineers in WWII (www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com <http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com>). Specifically, I'm refering to

 

photos no. 66-69 in Richard Ferry's collection (540th Eng.)

 

and

 

photo no. 22 in Harold Bare's collection (36th Eng.)

 

Would you give me permission to use these photos in my book? Or, since I probably need the contributors' explicit approval, could you give me their email-addresses? You and the contributors would, of course, be acknowledged as the source of these photos and be given due credit in my foreword and wherever the photos appear in the book. Thanks a lot for your support!

 

Greetings from Mannheim, Germany, and best wishes,

 

Christian Führer

 

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Prof. Dr. Christian Führer

Studiengangsleiter Dienstleistungsmarketing

Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Mannheim

Coblitzallee 1-9

68163 Mannheim

Tel.: 0621 / 4105 - 2108

Fax.: 0621 / 4105 - 2100

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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