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  1. Very good interview, Heinz-Georg Wilhelm Migeod born February 24, 1918 in Szczecin. Died November 18, 2010 in Somerset West , South Africa. He was a German Air Force officer during the Second World War and a later historian , orientalist , author and businessman.

    The son of the commander of the Reserve Jäger Battalion No. 17 A 1, who died in 1918, he grew up on the Kriegersdorf family estate Karbowo,  Strasburg,  West Prussia, which from 1920 was Polish. In 1936 he joined the 12th Artillery Regiment in Schwerin as a volunteer and officer candidate .

    After voluntarily registering, he switched to the Luftwaffe , and in July 1938 he began training as a pilot at Munich , Neubiberg and Schleissheim . In March 1940 he was transferred to the 1st group, Sturzkampf squadron 76, from July 1940 the I./StG 76 was renamed I./StG 3, but remained subordinate to other squadrons until the beginning of 1942. In 1940 Heinz Migeod took part in the western campaign and in the Battle of Britain. 

    From 1941 he took part in the war in Greece and the air battle over Crete and took part in the Africa campaign from November 1941. After being shot down on 11 November 1942 by a South African fighter plane, he was taken prisoner of war which he spent in Canada. He was released in Munsterlager and Dachau in June 1947. His last rank was a captain.

    After the war ended, Migeod studied the history of Islam and economics in Munich and Göttingen . In 1956 he received his doctorate with Maxima Cum Laude. He was deployed as a foreign delegate to Farbwerke Hoechst in Syria , Lebanon , Sudan and Ethiopia . From 1964, he promoted to German private investments and undertook inspections for development aid projects in Turkey for the Middle East Association . From 1973 to 1988 he worked as an independent merchant in South Africa.

    Awards

    German cross in gold , awarded on August 21, 1942

    Iron cross 1st and 2nd class

    Bulgarian Order of Valor IV class, 2nd level , awarded on June 8, 1942

    Italian bronze medal for bravery , awarded on November 18, 1942

    Honorary cup for special performance in the air war

    Gold front flight clasp

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    1939

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    1941

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    1942

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    Heinz in the leading Stuka flying over Crete 

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    Mrs. and Dr. Migeod South Africa June 2010

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    Heinz showing his officer's promotion certificate signed by Herman Göring.

    Photos by Tinus le Roux August 2010

     

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  2. When posting you tube clips you may notice the following error, tech support are aware of this and hopefully it will be resolved soon. The  problem is  apparently not you tube but our server which will no longer allow certain clips to be played especially the more modern ones. In order to fix this we need to move to a new server which is proving difficult. I also cannot delete the older clips which have disappeared over time.  But my IT people are working on the best way to move to a new server, and once this is done the problem should be resolved, hopefully soon. 

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  3. I have worked out what the problem is, apparently it is not you tube but our server which will no longer allow certain clips to be played especially the more modern ones. In order to fix this we need to move to a new server which is proving difficult. I also cannot delete the older clips which have disappeared over time.  But my IT people are working on the best way to move to a new server, and once this is done the problem should be solved, hopefully soon.  

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  4. I've seen this advertised it looks very funny , can't seem to post any you tubes clips , keep getting the following error, tech support are aware of this and hopefully it will be resolved soon. 

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  5. I think if we can work out what the occasion of the visit was, that could give us a clue. There appears to be two soldiers wearing the exact same uniform so that would possibly rule out an official and make it more likely guards, also when he gets out the car their is an officer behind him who appears to be wearing non British medals. Here is a side view of the helmet showing the cockade and trim running around the entire base of the helmet.    

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  6. Very odd, initially I thought it was a fire brigade helmet but if you let the film run for a second or two more you can see a German style cockade. Did any other nations use a German style cockade?  The brass trim also seems to run right around the base of the helmet rather then just the front and back of on a Pickelhaube. 

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  7. Interesting to see that the artillery are actually Kriegsmarine with some of them still wearing their minesweeper badges, although I'm sure their minesweepers would be long gone.    

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  8. It's cost me at least 30% of my turnover per year. They were told to exclude collectors items in the consultation but ignored it, and basically banned everything apart from kitchen knifes which is the main cause of knife crime.

    You can apply for a licence which I did, but involves getting an architect draw up plans of where the edged weapons are to be displayed, keeping details of the buyer's name and address to give to the police and the final straw was the small print, saying if for any reason you are refused the licence the fee will not be returned and at almost £1000 this was a gamble I did not want to take.

    So after six years of this law being in force, has knife crime gone down in Scotland? No it has gone up, it has made no difference at all, apart from punishing law abiding collectors. Can you still buy the criminals favorite weapon of choice the steak knife, yes easily at any supermarket for about £3  Crazy !!!          

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  9. Yes, it's a scene from the 2011 film Isoroku Yamamoto C-in-C of the Combined Fleet, depicting the decisive American naval aviation attack on three of Nagumo's aircraft carriers that were central to the Japanese attack plan Akagi, Kaga and Soryuu during the fateful Battle of Midway 4th of June 1942  

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