Emilio Schulz – Cavalry – France & Russia


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Emilio SchulzEmilio Schulz served in the cavalry – normally reconnaissance in armored cars in World War II – but when he was forced to park his armored car behind the lines in the invasion of France, he jumped on a horse, which was promptly shot out from under him by French colonial troops. After participating in the half-hearted attempts to train for the invasion of England, he survived serving on horseback in Russia, but barely, as a “cavalry captain” or Rittmeister. Emilio lived and died as a bachelor – he was an unrepentant womanizer, and his photo albums are full of pictures of beautiful women. We interviewed him when he was 99 years old, and he gave a surprisingly candid, and detailed, interview over two days.

This interview is ready for transcription, please contact us if you would like to volunteer to transcribe this interview: info (at) ww2historyproject.org

Date of Interview: November, 2012 and June, 2013.

Interviewer: Heather Steele

Language: German

Format: Standard and High Definition Video

Length: 664 minutes

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