2007 "Southern Patrol"
Scenes of our time into Austria
Our first evening (Thursday) in Österreich (Austria) we enjoyed a super dinner at Landskron Castle, sitting high atop a mountain. Photo left is the scene of the city far below the castle. Photo right is the outer wall of the castle.
Enjoying the time at Landskron Castle - photo left is Charter Member BILL REED with Sylvia Strauch. Photo right is Member JIMMY KENNEDY with some local money. More dinner photos follow:
On to the shooting competition and the sightseeing.......................
Above left - the largest operational crossbow in Europe stands outside the shooting club, photo above right.
On Friday, we began the day at the shooting range. Photo left - Sharkhunters President HARRY COOPER is shooting. No wonder he only finished 4th.! The dummy is shooting left handed!
Photo right - Member "Deadeye" DUANE LUTHE-CHARLES fires the crossbow.
We visited the fortress castle Hochosterwitz and the chapel we see in the photo left is starkly imposed over the valley below - about a mile below! We enjoyed our lunch in the castle courtyard a mile in the sky.
Inside the Castle Hochosterwitz - its own museum.
Above left - no, JESS BONDS is not in the brig, but that's where the unruly soldier would land centuries ago;
Above right - no bars on the window? No problem - it's a looooooooooong way down. Nobody escapes.
One of the walls at Hochosterwitz Our group on the battlements
Another view from the battlements Hochosterwitz from the valley below
Photo above - our group listens to the Polezeichor (Police Singing Choir) during our dinner at Schloß Hallegg.
Photo left - Members 'WOLF' WOLFERSPERGER, EZIO MAIOLINI and U-Boat veteran ERWIN BURDT applaud the Polezeichor.
Photo right - the Polezeichor singing.
Photos of 3rd SS Veteran removed
Above center - Anne, xxxxx and "WOLF" WOLFERSPERGER
Above right - Our hard-working castle waitress Billie
Our Evenings with the Veterans were Priceless!
Our hosts for the evenings were:
Upper left - Herr Teutscher, President of the Ulrichsberg Gemeinschaft;
Upper center - die Burgermeisterin (Lady Mayor) Hilde Gagle
Upper right - Sharkhunters Member WOLF-DIETER RESSING, Vice President, Ulrichsberg Gemeinschaft;
Photo of 3rd SS Veteran removed
Photo left - on the Saturday evening, the young people performed the centuries-old folk dances and songs.
Photo Right - WALTER GROSSER, HARRY COOPER and xxxxx of the 3rd SS at dinner. Sadly, just one week later, WALTER began his "Eternal Patrol".
Above and below - More folk dances and music in Krumpendorf - wonderful!
Photo left - the 'dopple sextet' entertained us with their melodic folk songs
Photo right - everyone is enjoying the evening fellowship, friendship, history and the singing.
Three photos - Veterans family of the SS "Flame of Flanders" Division.
Above left - We are welcomed into the hall;
Above right - some of our group in the hall.
Photos above and below - more of our group in the hall for the evening's festivities.
If there's a beer party, Sharkhunters will find it!
Our little town of Krumpendorf had a great Oktoberfest celebration. Upper right - JESS BONDS gets his cotton candy. Cotton candy JESS? Aren't we supposed to have beer at Oktoberfest?
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