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Celeon999
08-06-2005, 04:02 AM
Im reading "Nasses Eichenlaub" by Teddy Suhren U-48 , U-564 for some days now and yesterday ive realized that the book has some pics too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Not the best quality because ive photographed them with my Digicam. (Still no working scanner)



On the left Teddy Suhren , on the right his brother Gerd who was also an U-boat men. (chief engineer)

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/2610/teddybro4vo.jpg


The complete collection of Teddys Medals

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/9642/medals6kh.jpg


U-564 ready for its first patrol

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/7839/indienst8iv.jpg


U-564 in Brest with Teddy up the conn.

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/9632/brest4yv.jpg


U-564 3x schwarzer Kater http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4914/3xmal6nu.jpg


Teddy and "his boys" after their 15. patrol http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/34/teddysboys3zo.jpg


Teddy recieves the swords for his Knights Cross from Adolf Hitler personally.

http://img158.imageshack.us/img158/6065/teddyswords8aj.jpg


A picnic in the middle of the atlantic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/6528/picnic5wh.jpg


Holders of the Knights Cross have always good chances of getting a movie star as girlfriend. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/2876/movie4oq.jpg

The_Silent_O
08-06-2005, 09:49 AM
Cel99,

thanks for the photos. Even if I can't read the book (in Deusch) I can still enjoy the photos. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Have a great weekend

U-49
08-06-2005, 10:22 AM
Thanks for sharing these pics, Celeon. Much appreciated.

Celeon999
08-06-2005, 03:25 PM
I just discovered a really cool story in "Nasses Eichenlaub".

As Teddy was awarded his Knights Cross he was ordered to come to the "Wolfschanze" (Hitlers HQ) so that Hitler can give it personally to him.

But he was not the only u-boat commander that recieved the Knights Cross on that day.

Now guess who was one of the other commanders ?

Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The captain of U-96 from "Das Boot" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And now imagine who Teddy got drunk with and celebrated till the next morning ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Even Hitler (who strictly denied to drink alcohol) smiled about how Teddy drunk the high percentage Schnapps like it was water. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Teddy was so drunk that he even had the glorious idea to ask Hitler what he supposes to do finally to prevent the u-boats from getting their " @sses kicked " out in the atlantic.

But luckily Willenbrock managed to convience Teddy that it would be better not to talk to Hitler in his drunken condition. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"Teddy come on! " "Youre full." "Forget it, you cant talk to him this way, you dont know what youre saying" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif "

Praetorian27
08-06-2005, 03:32 PM
Not to sound critical...but in that group photo, the two guys half laying on their side don't exactly paint the most masculine picture of the Kriegsmarine do they?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

The_Silent_O
08-06-2005, 05:10 PM
Originally posted by Praetorian27:
Not to sound critical...but in that group photo, the two guys half laying on their side don't exactly paint the most masculine picture of the Kriegsmarine do they?! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Boots and Shorts don't do it for ya? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif If you were on sea patrol for 120 days you'd start dressing sexy for your bunkmate also! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

I wouldn't know...I'm in the Army! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Kaiser_W
08-06-2005, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by Celeon999:
I just discovered a really cool story in "Nasses Eichenlaub".

As Teddy was awarded his Knights Cross he was ordered to come to the "Wolfschanze" (Hitlers HQ) so that Hitler can give it personally to him.

But he was not the only u-boat commander that recieved the Knights Cross on that day.

Now guess who was one of the other commanders ?

Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif The captain of U-96 from "Das Boot" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

And now imagine who Teddy got drunk with and celebrated till the next morning ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Even Hitler (who strictly denied to drink alcohol) smiled about how Teddy drunk the high percentage Schnapps like it was water. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Teddy was so drunk that he even had the glorious idea to ask Hitler what he supposes to do finally to prevent the u-boats from getting their " @sses kicked " out in the atlantic.

But luckily Willenbrock managed to convience Teddy that it would be better not to talk to Hitler in his drunken condition. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

"Teddy come on! " "Youre full." "Forget it, you cant talk to him this way, you dont know what youre saying" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif "

That seems like what the scene with Thomsen in Das Boot was based on.

I am not zhe condition to ****......Sieg Heil

Celeon999
08-07-2005, 09:26 AM
Ok here are some more :


U-564 on approach to the Brest u-boat bunkers.

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/6259/bunker11vr.jpg



U-564 in the bunker.

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/23/bunker27iv.jpg



Teddy Suhren (left) speaks with Kapit├┬Ąnleutnant M├╝tzelburg who became a tragic legend in the Kriegsmarine.

He broke his neck as he practiced diving from the conning tower of his boat.

A few days before that accident Suhren warned M├╝tzelburg that this is dangerous. "Are you crazy? Think about the fuel bunks !"

"Oh Teddy , dont worry about me i do this often when its hot in the summer" "Its so refreshing"

3 days after this little discussion M├╝tzelburg hit the starboard fuel bunk broke his neck and skull and died a few hours later.

After this accident it was officialy forbidden for all u-boat men to bath in the sea.

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/8421/mtzelburg9pl.jpg


Taken by Teddy himself. In the middle Albert Speer. On the right Karl D├┬Ânitz.

http://img342.imageshack.us/img342/7522/speer8fa.jpg

The_Silent_O
08-07-2005, 09:44 AM
funny you should post a photo with Albert Speer.

My dad (a us army officer) had read all his books and while he was commanding in Germany. Albert Speer invited him to his house in Heidelberg after my dad sent him a letter to see if he could have one of the books signed. So my Dad had a three hour lunch with him and got all his books signed.

I was too little to go...but my two older brothers and my mom all had a good lunch.

Dash_C.
08-07-2005, 09:47 AM
Nice pics! I especially like the one of the crewmember getting his hair cut on deck. That'd be something to see in SH3...crewmembers shooting the breeze during dull times.

Celeon999
08-07-2005, 11:03 AM
funny you should post a photo with Albert Speer.

My dad (a us army officer) had read all his books and while he was commanding in Germany. Albert Speer invited him to his house in Heidelberg after my dad sent him a letter to see if he could have one of the books signed. So my Dad had a three hour lunch with him and got all his books signed.

I was too little to go...but my two older brothers and my mom all had a good lunch.



From Albert Speer ? Wow, thats something special. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

This books will be worth a lot of money some day. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

About 1 1/2 year ago ive found the book "Seeteufel" from Felix Graf Luckner (a famous Reichsmarine captain from WW1) and a very old bible in my basement.

"Seeteufel" was signed by Felix Graf Luckner personally. But his handwriting is hard to read , the only thing i could decipher is :

**** **** my dear Wolfgang (Kleinest or maybe Kleinert) and a ****** (merry chistmas ??)

Your Felix Graf Luckner 7.12.1935
------------------------------------

Nobody in my family knows how it gets there.

I also found a veeeerrryyy old bible. It has several handwritings dating from March 22, 1895 over May 21, 1899 to 1905 , 1926 , and very much entries dating from 1942 to 1945.

The signatures are really hard to decipher because they are written in a very old handwriting style. But i could decipher several military ranks.

The bible itself reads 1864 , Berlin.

Maybe i have Karl D├┬Ânitz somewhere in my basement too. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

The_Silent_O
08-08-2005, 05:49 AM
Cel99,

I also have a book called "Decision over Schweinfurt" about the ballbearing plant raids by the 8th Air Force (US) in October of 1942.

It's signed by:

GEN Curtis LeMay
GEN Carl Spaatz
GEN Ira Eaker

...to me.

It's funny that years later I'd be stationed in Schweinfurt FRG.

I miss the Wine Fests!