A different era, a different time, for all, Giles Weait of Bristol has allowed us to go thru Herr Scholte’s 1937 ISDT Album, which we must do with the utmost respect, we can witness a complete, long past expedition coverage. on this Page of the Website (Copyright Applies to all Images).
Columbus underway. A great deal more in picture & text shall follow on to this fine picture from the beginning of an expedition.
Columbus passengers enjoy a fly-past, whether a welcome or not we are unsure, whilst with the armament & items being prepared in Germany to aid Gen. Franco’s campaign, this gesture could hardly strike concern.
Southampton reached, can someone identify the trio about to take part in a great adventure, the middle guy in the Giant ‘Dai Cap’ is not Herr Scholte.
Can somebody please help us with the team identification here, a memorable team Pic. at their Llandrindod Wells Hotel, they have now reached the place to start from in WALES, that croquet hoop seems well out of place in the foreground!. A serious competition is about to start.
(90 59 63 Number plates ID shall be found, HELP!)
is that Metropole in the background? behind that car reg. VJ 8604.
Next 3 at the same check in.
The Wall above & in this Time Check pic is between Glynneath & Neath, from here they went towards Cadoxton (where I used to buy my Methanol for my Triumph Grass Outfit! from a Paint Dealer called Rogers) they would then turn to Sarn Helen Road just before Seven Sisters. Thanks to Arthur Williams for info.
Where is this?, is it NOT the Canal Bridge? too low unless you had a submarine.
Is this the road out of Crickhowell?. Arthur Wiiiams solved it, it is the road down from the sign post on Llynigr Mountain, just entering Llangattock.
On that upper back road from Glynneath far past past the Golf Club nowadays, via Ystradfellte, that big marker stone in the Field?, ‘to your right would be Pen y Fan, with a river running alongside the road & onwards goes the Valley & Road to Crai, I was leaning on the fence there yesterday 28 June 2008. That upright Stone in the mid left of the pic is the MAEN LLIA stone, you can behind it faintly see the Forest Lodge track through the Hills, it was called the Sarn Helen Track. Thanks again to Arthur Williams.
Crickhowell View I asked, amazing how views can be recalled, Arthur William identified it as the View from Craig y Nos Mansion, earlier the home of Madame Adelina Patti, if you had dug out the rocks there, like Arthur you’d rmember it well, I when an Apprentice in Llanelly Steelworks in 1957! came across Madame Patti’s coachman/footman, known then as “Dai Madam Patti”, his bearing and manners told us of his lifetime in service there?.
Is this near Builth Crickhowell or Cardigan or Carmarthen?
(I have the Cine of this Day on Disc here!)
To lower right the Welsh Leek, left the English Rose & the View is of the Valley led to by the Ystradfellte Road.
[This no doubt came to be a familiar view for Germans 2 years after this photo was taken – Ed]
In the shadows see the welcome home salutes variations at Bremerhaven (yes you can go to the toilet), (it may just be tongue in cheek or that is a Senior Man’s Yacht, can we have more info on that Vessel? plus the Merc with clear Registration plate?).
The Yacht thanks to Giles Weait we know is the Aviso Grille. After the North Sea beating of the Royal Navy & Operation Sealion (Seelowe) invasion between Ramsgate & Portland, Post Landings Admin Operations would Stem from the Liner Europa at Southampton which had already the fitted & decorated staterooms plus offices etc when it brought further ISDT competitors. From the ‘Royal Style Yacht’ Aviso Grille Launches & Motorbot 1 which became later called Gillert Pinnace were to have transported & escorted Herr Hitler up the Thames for him to view his new possession. Aviso Grille was 135 Metres Long, built by Blohm & Voss at Hamburg, it was armed plus capable of 26 knots.
This is the Berthing at Bremerhaven, with adventure over, all ready to disembark. ALL OUR THANKS TO GILES, lots shall view your kind contributed pics with great interest.
Somebody must have had a Leica to get these pics!!
Here is one of Aviso Grille’s predecessors, also Blohm & Voss built which had it’s original machinery which Dave Martin has actually worked upon, I’d covet this vessel just a little more than AG!
Thank you Alun, I shall remove this picture if any objections arise, this is Adolf Hitler aboard Aviso Grille using it for a formal Naval review occasion.