Awful Tragedy in Bavaria, but.....

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#5
Nostalgia; everything old is new again.

The Allgäu is an enchantingly beautiful region in Bavaria surrounded by rivers, mountains and trees. Several of its towns and villages were bombed, most at the tail-end of the war.

Sonthofen im Allgäu is the most southerly town of Germany, located in the Oberallgäu region of the Bavarian Alps and situated between two rivers, the Ostrach and the Iller. The town is small and surrounded by forests, fields and lakes. Sonthofen was bombed to punish Germany for having a boys’ training school (although the training building was left alone). On February 22, 1945, the church hospital and town bank were destroyed, and on April 29, 1945, the Catholic parish church of St. Michael was hit.

Immenstadt im Allgäu had its railway facilities destroyed on February 22, 1945 along with the Spitalstraße, much of its old Capuchin monastery, a brewery and the local museum. There was a total of 14 deaths.

Oberstdorf im Allgäu, left, is first mentioned in 1141. It was damaged by US bombers at the end of war

Isny im Allgäu has a thousand year history and was bombed by the US in 1945.

Kempten im Allgäu is the largest city in Allgäu. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts and later by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum. Kempten is considered one of the oldest urban settlements in Germany. Around 747, the first missionary cell was founded by the Irish monks Magnus and Theodore sent from the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland and in the following years, the monastery Kempten Abbey was built, the first in the Allgäu. On July 19, 1944 bombs first fell here and there were four more attacks in the war, mostly on factories.

Aachen, Allgäu, Anklam, Aschaffenburg, Attendom, Augsburg Bombed. Charlemagne
 
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Nostalgia; everything old is new again.

The Allgäu is an enchantingly beautiful region in Bavaria surrounded by rivers, mountains and trees. Several of its towns and villages were bombed, most at the tail-end of the war.

Sonthofen im Allgäu is the most southerly town of Germany, located in the Oberallgäu region of the Bavarian Alps and situated between two rivers, the Ostrach and the Iller. The town is small and surrounded by forests, fields and lakes. Sonthofen was bombed to punish Germany for having a boys’ training school (although the training building was left alone). On February 22, 1945, the church hospital and town bank were destroyed, and on April 29, 1945, the Catholic parish church of St. Michael was hit.

Immenstadt im Allgäu had its railway facilities destroyed on February 22, 1945 along with the Spitalstraße, much of its old Capuchin monastery, a brewery and the local museum. There was a total of 14 deaths.

Oberstdorf im Allgäu, left, is first mentioned in 1141. It was damaged by US bombers at the end of war

Isny im Allgäu has a thousand year history and was bombed by the US in 1945.

Kempten im Allgäu is the largest city in Allgäu. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts and later by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum. Kempten is considered one of the oldest urban settlements in Germany. Around 747, the first missionary cell was founded by the Irish monks Magnus and Theodore sent from the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland and in the following years, the monastery Kempten Abbey was built, the first in the Allgäu. On July 19, 1944 bombs first fell here and there were four more attacks in the war, mostly on factories.

Aachen, Allgäu, Anklam, Aschaffenburg, Attendom, Augsburg Bombed. Charlemagne
Ah yes, Sonthofen..... (please excuse the google translate)

Angeblicher "Sieg"-Schriftzug bei Sonthofen [hikr.org]

In Sonthofen pretty much everyone seems to know the rumor, which says that the Nazis had in the slopes below the sunheads and above the places Hochweiler and Hinang in huge letters, the word "victory" into it or -planted. Even the omniscient net knows these rumors, however, one finds only in a few places something to it, and that unfortunately only very undifferentiated: for example here and here. Unfortunately, guests with information about it are rather reserved. If you ask in the place, for example, in the tourist office, you get only the information that you could discover the place in the forest as a foreigner impossible - in fact, the "word" but can be seen easily, the logs are up to 400 meters big enough. At least the "S" and the "i" are easy to read, the "e" (or "E") and the "g" are less clear.

A good position is of course the other side of the valley, such as the area around Hüttenberg, Westerhofen, Bettenried, Ofterschwang. Also from above you can see the "word" good. And even a look from the B19 is worthwhile, if just a traffic jam
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Apparently it is all bollocks about it being Nazi as it was there pre '33, but that doesn't preclude Imperial Germany feeling enthusiastic about its place in the sun...
 
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I’m surprised only 3 deaths from an incident involving gas in Germany even makes the news.
 
#12
I’m surprised only 3 deaths from an incident involving gas in Germany even makes the news.
YOU, are going straight to Hell..........................
 
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I’m surprised only 3 deaths from an incident involving gas in Germany even makes the news.
It's not that surprising, 60 years ago 6 million died from incidents involving gas and nobody knew a thing about it.
 
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Hell's got a fast track tonight.

(Including me, as I laughed).
 

goodoldboy

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Nostalgia; everything old is new again.

The Allgäu is an enchantingly beautiful region in Bavaria surrounded by rivers, mountains and trees. Several of its towns and villages were bombed, most at the tail-end of the war.

Sonthofen im Allgäu is the most southerly town of Germany, located in the Oberallgäu region of the Bavarian Alps and situated between two rivers, the Ostrach and the Iller. The town is small and surrounded by forests, fields and lakes. Sonthofen was bombed to punish Germany for having a boys’ training school (although the training building was left alone). On February 22, 1945, the church hospital and town bank were destroyed, and on April 29, 1945, the Catholic parish church of St. Michael was hit.

Immenstadt im Allgäu had its railway facilities destroyed on February 22, 1945 along with the Spitalstraße, much of its old Capuchin monastery, a brewery and the local museum. There was a total of 14 deaths.

Oberstdorf im Allgäu, left, is first mentioned in 1141. It was damaged by US bombers at the end of war

Isny im Allgäu has a thousand year history and was bombed by the US in 1945.

Kempten im Allgäu is the largest city in Allgäu. The area was possibly settled originally by Celts and later by the Romans, who called the town Cambodunum. Kempten is considered one of the oldest urban settlements in Germany. Around 747, the first missionary cell was founded by the Irish monks Magnus and Theodore sent from the Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland and in the following years, the monastery Kempten Abbey was built, the first in the Allgäu. On July 19, 1944 bombs first fell here and there were four more attacks in the war, mostly on factories.

Aachen, Allgäu, Anklam, Aschaffenburg, Attendom, Augsburg Bombed. Charlemagne
Well they started it...
 

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Is the rescue team motto 'our work makes you free'?
 

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