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 MEMORIAL..GERMAN SURRENDER..LUNEBERG RANGES

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Places Served : MUNSTERLAGER VERDENALLER 52..54
Registration date : 2011-11-06

PostSubject: MEMORIAL..GERMAN SURRENDER..LUNEBERG RANGES   6/11/2011, 19:41

HI...WILLIAMBANKS...RA..MUNSTERLAGER..1952..53 208 LOCATING BATTERY...1953..54..HQRA 7 DIV. VERDEN ALLER...ON THE HEATH RANGES I REMEMBER A MEMORIAL TO THE GERMAN SURRENDER..MAY 1945..MARKING THE SPOT WHERE MONTY ACCEPTED THE SURRENDER..ON A VISIT TO ALL THE OLD HAUNTS A FEW YEARS AGO I COULD NOT TRACE IT..THE LOCAL TOURIST INFO COULD NOT HELP. DOES IT STILL EXIST ? IT HAS BEEN BUGGING ME SINCE.PERHAPS SOMEONE CAN HELP WITH THE CURRENT LOCATION. THANKS
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Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
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PostSubject: Re: MEMORIAL..GERMAN SURRENDER..LUNEBERG RANGES   6/11/2011, 19:55

William

The memorial stone you refer to was relocated alongside the New/Victory College Parade Square at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the early 1960s
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PostSubject: Re: MEMORIAL..GERMAN SURRENDER..LUNEBERG RANGES   6/11/2011, 21:15

williambanks wrote:
HI...WILLIAMBANKS...RA..MUNSTERLAGER..1952..53 208 LOCATING BATTERY...1953..54..HQRA 7 DIV. VERDEN ALLER...ON THE HEATH RANGES I REMEMBER A MEMORIAL TO THE GERMAN SURRENDER..MAY 1945..MARKING THE SPOT WHERE MONTY ACCEPTED THE SURRENDER..ON A VISIT TO ALL THE OLD HAUNTS A FEW YEARS AGO I COULD NOT TRACE IT..THE LOCAL TOURIST INFO COULD NOT HELP. DOES IT STILL EXIST ? IT HAS BEEN BUGGING ME SINCE.PERHAPS SOMEONE CAN HELP WITH THE CURRENT LOCATION. THANKS

I too was asking about the monument a while ago, it was a white obelisk.

I remember going past it in the very early 60s and later being told that it had been removed because it was "bad for the morale of the Germans".

I didn't know that it was now at Sandhurst.
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PostSubject: Re: MEMORIAL..GERMAN SURRENDER..LUNEBERG RANGES   12/11/2011, 20:25

Can anyone tell me if Victory Hill Range had a monument? We never used the place in my time that I know of, but a lot of the boys who had been over previously with the 27th Bde told stories about the place. I understood from them that was where Monty took the surrender, but a lot of people say a lot of things that turn out to be unfounded legends.
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