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10 Jul 2019 4:10 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Herman the German" to "Hermann the German"

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian10 Jul 2019 3:53 p.m. PST

On the bluffs above New Ulm stands a statue of Hermann, a first-century German chieftain who triumphed over Rome. This copper-sheet sculpture reflects the pride the early German American immigrants to Minnesota felt in their cultural background. Built in 1897 with funds raised from Sons of Hermann lodges all over the country, the monument is now owned by the City of New Ulm…


advocate10 Jul 2019 5:11 p.m. PST

Hardly a miniature though, Bill. ;)

Twilight Samurai10 Jul 2019 9:30 p.m. PST

Heroic 32mm?

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2019 1:14 a.m. PST

There is also a big statue of this character in the hills near Minden in the north. I heard a story once from someone whose father was a pilot during WW2 that the Mosquito pathfinders of the RAF used to clear their guns on the statue as they flew on missions in the latter part of the War. I used to discount this but when I went up there once, you could see the repaired bullet holes.

Damion11 Jul 2019 2:30 a.m. PST

Unfortunately there are a lot of bullet holes in various historic monuments around Europe. The Monument Men supposedly were set up to save such historic sites during WWII but carpet bombing etc leveled entire historic regions.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2019 5:32 a.m. PST

It's great.been there,,and to the Schell brewery. when the Santee Sioux ran thru town ,they destroyed 4 of the 5 German brewerys,but spared August Schell because he helped feed the Sioux in the Winter.

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