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Old 05-08-2020, 04:40 PM   #1
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To The Victor Go The Spoils

To The Victor Go The Spoils

The 75th Anniversary of the German surrender, 8 May, 1945.


(The Buckeye Boys (Almost) Blitz'ed Berlin!)

A Couple of Notes:

1. This is my fourth and final 75th anniversary post (1. Remagen, 2. Operation Varsity, 3. The Meeting at the Elbe). Wish I had started in 2019 to capture all the amazing moments in WWII history that occurred 75 years ago that year in 1944, but we do what we can.

2. The 83rd Infantry Division is a "local" division to me as I'm in Ohio. They have a well designed patch (Ohio in yellow, spelled out inside of the O, on a black triangle - look it up!).

3. The 83rd Infantry Division and the 2nd Armored Division were stopped about 50 miles short of Berlin around Magdeburg, Germany, in the middle of April, 1945, by Eisenhower. There's a good Mark Felton YouTube video about it (link below):

"Say Cheese!" - The Lieutenant

Corporal Francis DeWitt of Cincinnati, Ohio, drunk on power (or perhaps just champagne), appoints himself temporary acting Generalfeldmarschall of the 83rd Infantry Division based on how much loot he's acquired.

Is it still sabrage if you do it with a M-1 Garand bayonet?

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Old 05-08-2020, 05:17 PM   #2
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Outstanding Bro! Love the foaming bottle. Super job on the 83rd insignia ( one of my old units)

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Old 05-09-2020, 12:11 AM   #3
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Great job!
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Old 05-09-2020, 09:09 AM   #4
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Haha...grand stuff and as usual the small details carry the narrative nicely. Victory over Europe - definitely a world apart from that we live in today and I'd like to think despite all the stupidity that gone on since that we've striven to create a world they fought for worth the cost. Thanks very much for sharing, Steve
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Old 05-09-2020, 11:21 AM   #5
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Well done, nice tribute.

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Old 05-09-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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This is great! Love all the little details.
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