• Soldbuch to Gefreiter Paul Höpcke. First issue from March 1941. After some time with Landesschützen-Bataillon 655 in Neumünster, he moved to the newly formed Festungs-Infanterie-Regiment 861, part of the 347. Infanterie-Division occupying the area of Ijmuiden and Den Helder, Holland, from Autumn 1942. His equipment included a Czech rifle and a Polish pistol - typical for occupation forces. He stayed in Holland for almost two years, until the 347.ID was sent to the invasion front late August 1944. It ended up fighting the Allies in northern France (Hirson, Charleville), and by the time it crossed the Belgian border again, it was virtually destroyed. Höpcke must have been made POW during these fights; the last entry in the Soldbuch dates 13th of July 1944, and an ID card from the POW Camp 235 in Felden, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, confirms he ended up in British captivity.  
  • Soldbuch in very good and complete condition.  

347.ID Soldbuch, Ijmuiden Holland, France 1944 POW

  • Product Code: DQ017
  • Availability: In Stock
  • 160.00 EUR