Memorial postcard has Möhne bonus

Einzm_MšhnetalsperreAnyone who donated to the successful appeal for a memorial to the Dams Raid crew of AJ-E should by now have received a souvenir postcard showing the plaque. These were dispatched over the last few weeks by our good friend Volker Schürmann, the appeal organiser. But if you look closely at the top right hand corner of the card, you will see a little bonus – a commemorative stamp produced by the German post office in 2013 to mark the centenary of the construction of the Möhne Dam. The eagle-eyed Volker purchased a stock of these at the time of their production and kept them aside specially for the cards, to add what he calls a little “British humour” to their publication. A nice gesture. Whether it adds any value to the card, we can’t say at present, but put yours away in your loft and let your grandchildren reap the benefit in 50 years time.

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7 thoughts on “Memorial postcard has Möhne bonus

  1. SIMON BACKSHALL December 11, 2015 / 4:26 pm


    Have not received the card – could you let me have his email so that I can check when sent as I would love to have one.

    Kind regards

    Simon Backshall 48 Beresford Drive Southport PR9 7JY

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Volker Schürmann December 29, 2015 / 12:00 pm

      Postcard arrived now?

  2. Mitch December 12, 2015 / 9:47 am

    I’ve also received the card with the special stamp on it. Posted it also to my wargraves photographers site on Facebook.

  3. dwoody23 December 12, 2015 / 11:07 am

    I presume you have seen these pictures of C H Wood. I think the bit in the press release for an exhibition, about Guy Gibson speaking to Dad directly, could be poetic licence by the journalist who put the piece together but the gist of it is correct.

  4. Andy December 13, 2015 / 8:37 am

    Already noticed thanks Charles. A brilliant addition. And great memory of attending an event I will never ever forget.P.S. Anyone else seen the new memorial plague at the dam that I was a little bit taken aback by the words although it may have been just the translation. Andy .Northampton.

  5. Nigel Favill November 16, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    Received mine thanks

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