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posted 11/21/2017 12:26:02 PM    Click here to view the profile for Garandomatic  Click here to email Garandomatic  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Aside from collecting WWII uniforms and the like, I am a history teacher and for the first time ever, plan to enter the National History Day competition with some kids that joined our "history club." Every year, there is a different theme, and this year's is "conflict and compromise." The leader of the club liked my suggestion that they do something with the "Last Battle" at Castle Itter. I combed the Hellcat News archives and bought a copy of Harding's book about the battle for myself and one for that student.

One of our biggest challenges will be locating enough sources to tell the story to the degree that NHD demands. I wondered if anyone on the forum knew if the oral histories, videos, and other resources of this website had any content that related to the battle itself. I surely don't mind sifting through everything (I read and watch a little bit of everything here and there) but if anyone remembers a specific veteran from the battle, it would help immensely.

harry dhans
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posted 11/21/2017 3:18:55 PM    Click here to view the profile for harry dhans  Click here to email harry dhans  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
sent email about the story

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posted 11/21/2017 9:39:41 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
My suggestion is that the book has the names of
the men who survived. See if these men were
interviewed (Oral History Videos, in left column).
We have not made indexes of the contents of the
videos. The book itself is based on interviews
and a reading of reports, etc. As you know,
a movie is, or soon will, be made.

You also might explore the references in the book
and you might want to contact the author for copies
of "fugitive" sources.

Mike W.