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  1. While the excepted dates of WW1 have been either based on the armistice 1914-18 or the Allied victory medal 1914-19, what is the German view...did the war officially end in the east with the treaty of Brest-Litovsk or were these actions decreed an extension of WW1?
  2. forgot to mention this came from the same source but believed to be un-related
  3. Couple from my collection, sadly nothing written on the backs
  4. Un-packing some of my collection, here is a set of documents to reserve Lieutenant of Reserve Infantry Regiment III/252, 76. Reserve-Division Kurt Wilhelm, later Battalion Adjutant Freikorps 2nd Landeschützen Brigade There are some documents relating to his one-year volunteer time. He saw action at Eastern and Western Front. According to a certificate of his Battalion commander he earned his EK1 "in a hail of bullets" . Since he was a native Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt he got the rare Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Cross of Honour 3. Class with swords. (According to his Kriegsstammrolle). In December 1918 he entered the Freikorps 2nd Landeschützen-Brigade: http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nations/36-germany/germany-freikorps/2215-freiwilligen-landesschuetzenkorps He took part in the following operations: Border Protection (12/12/18-14/12/18) Occupation of Berlin (11/01/19-21/01/19) Occupation of Bremen (06/02/19-19/02/19) Occupation of Wilhelmshaven (20/02/19-24/02/19) Protection of Ruhr coal mines (25/02/19-27/02/19) 1st Occupation of Düsseldorf (28/02/19-11/03/19) 2nd Occupation of Berlin (12/03/19-21/03/19) 2nd Occupation of Düsseldorf (05/04/19-08/06/19) Rest in the area eastern Magdeburg (09/06/19-29/06/19) According to a certificate of his Freikorps Battalion commander he did a great service as Battalion adjutant during the riots in Berlin, Bremen, Wilhelmshaven, Düsseldorf and Essen. I am sure there must be a photograph or period newspaper cutting of this gallant soldier....if anyone has the 76. Reserve-Division (Chronik 1914/1918) - Der erste Weltkrieg could they check for Ltn Wilhelm?
  5. Further to my research, he left an oral history with the Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80004177
  6. As ever welcome your thoughts, postcard, Militarpass and ID card, all from different people
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    Wanted pair of Friedens-uniform, Cuirassier Nr 5, epaulettes (NCO), white with pink piping yellow numbering for the attached tunic

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    Wanted Pair, epaulettes, Preußen feldgrauer Waffenrock M 1915 Friedensuniform, Cuirassier Regiment 5 (I believe they are white with "pink" piping and the letter "5" in yellow) for the attached tunic

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  9. Still no joy with this one, so wondered if anyone could help further, maybe the signature on the replacement soldbuch? cannot believe there is not a photo out there? as ever many thanks for looking
  10. Small collection of insignia and books, has anyone any other bits to show?
  11. Found the book....guys spot on many thanks
  12. Possibly but looks to be the wrong shape