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Tiger I heavy tank of the German 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and Schwimmwagen vehicle in Morgny, France, 7 Jun 1944, photo 2 of 3

Caption   Tiger I heavy tank of the German 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and Schwimmwagen vehicle in Morgny, France, 7 Jun 1944, photo 2 of 3 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-299-1804-06
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PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I'   Main article  Photos  
Kübelwagen   Main article  Photos  
Normandy Campaign, Phase 1   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos in Series See all photos in this series
Photos on Same Day 7 Jun 1944
Photos at Same Place Morgny, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 30 Jan 2010
Licensing  Creative Commons. According to the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv), as of 21 Jul 2010, photographs can be reproduced with if these preconditions are met:
- quote the "Federal Archives" as source,
- add the signature of the pictures and
- of name of the originator, i.e. the photographer.
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You also can use fotos from the Federal Archives for free on Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Bundesarchiv



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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Craig R. says:
6 Jun 2020 11:36:53 PM

I have done a little more research into these photos (Bild 101I-299-1804-04, Bild 101I-299-1804-05 and Bild 101I-299-1804-06), as I want to make a small diorama based upon the column of Tigers rolling through town.

Knowing that these photos were part of a larger group taken by photographer Scheck around the Morgny area of Normandy in June 1944, I wanted to try to see if I could narrow down the location. Using the name ‘Nieuverburg’ on the building, I found that there WAS a hotel in Morgny maintained by a Van Nieuverburg in the past… going off that bit of info during an image search of Morgny, I found a 2015 Wikimedia Commons street-photo of a church - église Notre-Dame - in Morgny that resembled the church in Bild 101I-299-1804-04 of Tiger 131.

I then searched a satellite-view map of Morgny and found église Notre-Dame on Rue Saint-Adrien/D15. Tiger 131 travelled north to south just behind the church on the crossroad Rue Andre Carpentier, while the other Tigers passing by the ‘Nieuverburg’ building were on Rue de Moulin A Vent, even though both of those streets are the same road (currently identified as D316)! Photographer Scheck’s Schwimmwagen was parked across the intersection from église Notre-Dame facing roughly toward Rue Saint-Adrien/D15, but on HIS side of the intersection the road is named Rue Georges Lefevre/D13. Confusing, I know, but it makes more sense when looking at the map.

Anyway, from that point I used Google Street View to confirm that most of the buildings in these three photos still stand in Morgny, including the church, the ‘Nieuverburg’ building (though its sign is long gone, and the building just north of it on Rue de Moulin A Vent /D316 is a vacant lot with a brick wall fence), and the other buildings, electrical posts and fences visible on the right edge and backgrounds of Bild 101I-299-1804-05 and Bild 101I-299-1804-06.

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Lat/Long 49.3825, 1.5910
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