German Army Corps of Engineers in Mexico

Discussions on other historical eras.
John Eggert
Member
Posts: 13
Joined: 29 Jul 2008 08:33

German Army Corps of Engineers in Mexico

Post by John Eggert » 04 May 2010 09:24

As a boy in the 1960's, I fished and camped several times at Angostura Lake in Northern Sonora, Mexico.
It is my understanding that German engineers built or collaborated in the construction of this reservoir and dam in the 1930s'.
I recall a bronze plaque that included a profile of Hitler that was on the dam.
Does anyone have any information or period images of this project??
Many thanks to all and Best Regards, John

John Eggert
Member
Posts: 13
Joined: 29 Jul 2008 08:33

Re: German Army Corps of Engineers in Mexico

Post by John Eggert » 01 Apr 2021 06:03

Bump, so that new eyes might see this....

Sid Guttridge
Member
Posts: 9545
Joined: 12 Jun 2008 11:19

Re: German Army Corps of Engineers in Mexico

Post by Sid Guttridge » 01 Apr 2021 07:40

Hi John Eggert,

The dam was started by Lazaro Cardenas, another mustachioed strong man.

He was one of the few who protested Hitler's occupation of Austria or to actively help the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. Furthermore the Mexican Constitution forbade the presence of foreign troops on Mexican soil. So I think it unlikely to be true.

The following plaque of him does resemble some of Hitler:

: https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&url=h ... AdAAAAABAD

such as:

https://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl= ... hLegQIARBQ

Cheers,

Sid

Return to “Other eras”