Background

Hamburg is a city and federal state of 1.85 million people (as of December 2020) in the north of Germany, located 55km/34mi southwest of Lübeck and 96km/60mi northeast of Bremen (both measurements in linear distance) right on the Elbe River.


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Dierdorf is a town of 5741 people (as of December 2019) in the western German federal state of Rhineland-Palatine, located 46km/29mi southeast of Bonn and 20km/12mi north of Koblenz (both measurements in linear distance).


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Laggenbeck is a town of 9540 people east of the city of Ibbenbüren (of which it’s technically a district), located 17km/10.5mi west of Osnabrück and 36km/22mi north of Münster in the federal state of North-Rhine Westphalia in north-west Germany (both measurements in linear distance).


Please note: As this happened over 100 years and two wars ago information and images are scarce. I did my best to uphold the usual standard.

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Müllheim is a city of 19077 people (as of 2019) in the extreme southwest corner of Germany, located in the federal state of Baden-Württemberg 27km/17mi south-southwest of Freiburg and just 4km/2.5mi east of the French border at Neuenburg (German side) and Chalampé (French side).


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Graniteville is a town of 2614 people (as of 2010) in the southeastern USA, located in the federal state of South Carolina 86km/53.5mi southwest of Columbia and 17km/10.5mi northeast of Augusta, Georgia (both measurements in linear distance).


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Tiefencastel is a town of 247 people (as of December 2014) in eastern Switzerland, located in the Canton Graubünden/Grisons 21km/13mi south of Church and 29km/18mi northwest of St. Moritz (both measurements in linear distance).


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Marnand is a town of 161 people (as of 2010) in the Canton Vaud in western Switzerland, located 46km/28.5mi west-southwest of Bern and 35km/22mi north of Montreux in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. The town is bordered to the northwest by Valboye, whose municipality of the same name it joined in 2011. The train station kept the name Granges-près-Marnand, the previous name of the municipality Marnand was in.


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Aichach is a town of 21470 people (as of December 2019) in Bavaria in southern Germany, located 20km/12.5mi northeast of Augsburg and 110km/68mi south of Nuremberg (Nürnberg).


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Schrozberg (pronounced Shrotsberg) is a city of 5819 people (as of 2019) in the southwest-German federal state of Baden-Württemberg, located 80km/50mi west of Nürnberg (Nuremberg in English) and 86km/53mi north-east of Stuttgart (both measured in linear distance).


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Baku is a city of 2.29 million people (as of 2020) and the capitol of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Eurasian Caucasus area. The city is located on a peninsula in the Caspian Sea, 1445km/898mi east of Ankara in Turkey and 540km/335.5mi north of Teheran in Iran (both measurments in linear distance).

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