January 12, 2016

Inspection!

In March 1944 12. SS-Panzer-Division conducted a training exercise which was observed by Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt, C-in-C West.

In March 1944 12. SS-Panzer-Division conducted a training exercise which was observed by Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt
1. Panzer IVs Ausf. H of 5th Company/SS-Panzer-Regiment 12 lined up for inspection.


A row of half-tracks from III./SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 26 during the inspection (3 photos).

Half-tracks from III./SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 26 during the inspection
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Half-tracks from III./SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 26 during the inspection
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Half-tracks from III./SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 26 during the inspection
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The activity took place at the Beverlo training area, Belgium. 

Kamp Beverlo is located in the northeastern part of Belgium
5. Kamp Beverlo is located in the northeastern part of Belgium,
 in the province Limburg, some 75 km from Brussels.

Beverlo training area marked in red
6. Beverlo training area marked in red. A modern assessment states that it is
sandy moor, mostly cloudless with some small hills and some pinewood areas.
The terrain allows exercises of tactical formations up to battalion level.


Photos attribution
1. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-297-1740-19A/Kurth/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
2. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-297-1740-06A/Kurth/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
3. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-297-1740-09A/Kurth/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
4. Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-297-1740-10A/Kurth/CC BY-SA 3.0 de, via Wikimedia Commons
5., 6. https://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright