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 Post subject: Paul LAPP, soldier in the IR95
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:25 am 
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Hello

I dedicated this lifes soldier LAPP, soldier in the IR 95 (Saxe Coburg Gotha)

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It has not survived the war. He died in battle on May 28, 1916, during the assault on the eastern slope of the side intake "304" (Erstürmung des Osthanges der Höhe 304)

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 Post subject: Re: Paul LAPP, soldier in the IR95
PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Very nice grouping, thank you for posting it for us!

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Nice set !

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Impressive.
This is seldom seen!
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That's a nice group!

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Nice, you do not see many groupings that all go together anymore!

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 Post subject: Re: Paul LAPP, soldier in the IR95
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:39 am 
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Thanks to you... :thumb up:

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 Post subject: Re: Paul LAPP, soldier in the IR95
PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:36 pm 
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What a beautiful group! Many's the time I have walked in the area where he died, on Côte 304. The red encircled area is roughly the Osthang (Eastern slope), where it must have happened. The green arrow indicates the monument, always a good orientation point. Rest in peace, Paul Lapp.


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 Post subject: Re: Paul LAPP, soldier in the IR95
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Hello

Thanks for the photo and delighted that my post you like ...

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 Post subject: Re: Paul LAPP, soldier in the IR95
PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:41 am 
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You're welcome, Jupiter66! I like your post/grouping very much, especially because I know that area so well from many vacations around Verdun. I had one (for a collector) very sad experience there, somewhere in the late 1980's. The wooded area South of the monument had recently been cleared of all the trees, which gave us a good look at the bare and uprooted soil. A good look - but for me not good enough. I completely overlooked a French Adrian helmet in (considering its age and the circumstances) very good condition... but a bloke who walked along the same path a few minutes later watched the ground better than me, and found it. Proudly he showed his find to me. I swallowed painfully, and said with a fake smile: "How nice. Yes, that's the kind of things one finds here". And then I cried... :cry:

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