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01 December 2007 @ 10:03 am
 
Hallo Kameraden!

A monument dedicated to Manfred von Richthofen has been just unveiled in his natal town (nowadays in Poland). I saw the news fleetingly in the Euronews TV channel but can´t find images or more data about it - if you have more, bitte post it for all to see! (hyperventilating, moi? *g*).

The most curious fact about this is, not the German but the Poles did this. One in the eye for the self-glorifying Allied, eh?
 
 
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CKlediablerouge on December 1st, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I'm so excited to hear that!! I'll certainly be on the hunt for some pictures or more coverage of it.

When I was in Germany, my Polish friend and I were planning a trip to Swidnica, but it never eventuated because of his exams and my shitty health.

Maybe I'll some of my Swiss and German friends if they've heard about it.....
Resident anarchist bat: Jagdgeschwader1max_und_moritz on December 1st, 2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, please do! :))
Alice Dryden: Dogfight [by the_gneech]huskyteer on December 1st, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)
I don't understand why it's 'one in the eye for the Allied', frankly. But I'm very glad about the monument!
Resident anarchist bat: MvRmax_und_moritz on December 1st, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Because they´ve done their damndest to either discredit or play down wherever they could the history-making strategic and military importance of Jg-1. And for an Eastern European country (a former "enemy" of Germany, at that!) to honour Von Richthofen in this way makes it even more glaring ;)