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plstktnkr2
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 11:16 AM UTC
I have a photo of a wartime grave site at an " Orphanage" (?) with the sign similar to the ""Free French" cross anybody want to take a stab at this?
acav
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 06:43 PM UTC
The 'Free French' cross is actually called the Cross of Lorraine

There's a ton of reference avaiable online ( wikipedia page here ), but basically it's a heraldic device and predates WW2 by several hundreds of years.

hth

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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 10:05 PM UTC
Could you show us the picture Rick?

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plstktnkr2
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 02:32 PM UTC
I have not yet successfully posted a pic can someone give me an addy to send the pics to???

the one photo contains a building with Kurheim St Kilian (means "resort home " of Saint Kilian (where?)

and the grave scene has helmets with the cross of lorraine and women and a boy laying flowers
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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 10:47 PM UTC
The cross of Lorraine is an unlikely choice for a burial marker if that's what you mean. On the other hand, the Russian Orthodox cross is very similar, apart from the sloping lower cross-piece.



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Posted: Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 10:57 PM UTC
If you are having trouble posting pics, follow these steps:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=120940&page=1

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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 03:56 PM UTC
well I have unsuccessfully tried to post to my photos to my gallery. can anyone supply me an addy to resize to acceptable level for display?
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 01:37 AM UTC
I'm not completely sure of what you are asking?

If you don't know how to upload to the gallery then you might want to try photobucket. It is a free account and pretty simple to use.

640 x 480 is a good resize for these forums.

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plstktnkr2
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 03:40 PM UTC
here is a web addy
http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z216/plstktnkr2/?action=view¤t=ww2germanpictures006.jpg
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 04:02 PM UTC
Simply copy the IMG code provided by photobucket, and paste into the post.
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2009 - 07:28 PM UTC
Are you sure you posted the right pic?

I see a building in the snow, I see no cross...

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plstktnkr2
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 11:07 AM UTC
that was only one of the 4 I posted
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009 - 12:37 PM UTC

Quoted Text

that was only one of the 4 I posted



Nothing like providing all the pertinent information at once go, eh..?

Agree with Drader, this is more likely to be a Russian Orthodox marker.

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plstktnkr2
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 12:17 AM UTC
http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z216/plstktnkr2/?action=view¤t=ww2germanpictures005.jpg

http://s189.photobucket.com/albums/z216/plstktnkr2/?action=view¤t=ww2germanpictures001.jpg

try these
youngc
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 12:56 AM UTC
Rick, follow these simple instructions:

Copy these codes:


Paste into the post:

Pretty simple huh?

Including as much info as possible in your questions increases the chance you will get an informative answer.

Chas
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 01:18 AM UTC
ok so I put img on both sides? and im done?

thankx to youngc for posting my pics. so is this a Russian burial or something else?
youngc
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 01:25 AM UTC
Just copy and paste the IMG Codes and they will be at both sides.
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 01:35 AM UTC


ok I think I got it now
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 08:55 AM UTC
Can't help with the cross question, but thanks for the cool truck photo.
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2009 - 10:01 AM UTC
these were all found in a house in Germany by a us soldier. here are the rest:
plstktnkr2
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Posted: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 01:23 PM UTC
still looking for anyone who can ID where these pics were taken, or a unit or something