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  1. Wolfgang, Many thanks for your time and trouble, excellent research, thank Paul
  2. Looking for a photo and details of his award, have a nice letter from him...attached, thanks, Paul

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    Johann Matschek, Volksdeutscher from Banat, fought WWI with the Austro-Hungarian army, He apparently attended OCS for Meisters and graduated. Nice Kurt Daluege signature on the promotion doc. I can add that he transferred to the Gendarmerie on July 1, 1942. His class might be listed in the police magazines. Kurt Daluege Vice-Protector of Bohemia and Moravia



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    Two documents complete, with small amount of wear and tear, Königlich Sächsischen Infanterie - Regiment Nr. 107 1) Osterreichisches. Militär-Verdienstkreuz III. Klasse mit Kriegsdekoration III. Klasse 02.07.1917 2) Allgemeines Ehrenzeichen "Für Tapferkeit" Hessen 09.03.1915 SS-Gruppenführer und Generalleutnant der Polizei JOHANN-GEORG SCHREYER. Johann-Georg Schreyer was also awarded the Ehrendegen des RF SS & Totenkopfring der SS. His commands included: Befehlshaber der Ordnungspolizei Wehrkreis III (Berlin) 01 Sept 1939 - 01 April 1940 Kommandeur des Pol. Einsatzstab Südost (Anti-Partisan operations in Slovenia) Generalinspekteur der Schutzpolizei des Reiches March 1940 - June 1943 ab November 1944 beim Stab SS-Oberabschnitt "Spree”


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    Hi Nick, just tried to post "for sale" Two WW1 award documents to SS-Gruppenfuhrer Georg Schreyer will not let me, can you help, thanks, Paul

  6. Can anyone quickly identify these, many thanks, Paul
  7. Wonderful, if you ever find out if he wishes to sell, please let me know...again many thanks, Paul
  8. I have recently obtained the documents of Kapitanleutnant Franz Weidgen, who took part in "Operation Albion" 1917, wondered if anyone had any career details or photos of him, will post the documents as soon as possible, thanks, Paul
  9. Many thanks, but cannot get on site could you post the picture?
  10. Paul, I have come across this http://archiv.sachsen.de/archiv/bestand.jsp?guid=9c0bc0d7-0ff4-460c-b7a4-b58c8efd68f0 Karl Meißnest geb. 20.10.1884 in Leonberg, Krs. Böblingen Gärtner Durchgangsgefangener von Berlin ins KZ Dachau.- Enthält auch: Durchgangsgefangene Johann Steffl von Berlin-Moabit nach Ebrach, Walter Paul Zocher von Dresden ins KZ Dachau, Walter Reginald Ames von Berlin ins Zivilinterierungslager Würzburg und Valentino Petroni von Berlin zur Übergabe an die Grenzpolizeibehörde Brenner. So it answers the question as to where he was in 1941
  11. To continue the espionage theme, here is a single british war medal..........Lt Walter Reginald Ames, Royal Fusiliers and Intelligence Corps; Born 1890, his father was John Carlovitz Ames a renowned composer and whose mother was Clara Henriette Marie, Gräfin von Pölzig. Clara married the British ship-owner George Acland Ames on 13 July 1854. Clara and Ames separated in July 1869, and Clara returned to Pölzig. She lived as a "the young countess" in the Schloss and died 10 years later in Beiersdorf. The Ames family in England inherited the Schloss on the death in of 1884. Walter went to school at Clifton collage and then went to work on the family estate near Korschen in East Prussia until the Germans attacked Russia in 1914 and the subsequent Russian invasion (see the press clipping; He is noted as being an Interpreter before being gazetted on the 10 December 1914 as a 2nd Lt and noted as serving in the 10th (Intelligence) Bn, Royal Fusiliers; http://archive.org/stream/RoyalFusiliersIntelligenceCorps1914-18/TheRoyalFusiliersAndTheIntelligenceCorps_djvu.txt No mention of his war service other than him not being able to be posted to the Mediterranean and him returning to be discharged on medical grounds in 1917, noting his service being with the 5th Bn Royal Fusiliers from the 13th Bn although on his “Return” certificate he is noted as being in the Intelligence Corps (confirmed on his MIC). He clearly did not deploy to France until 1916 and was awarded the British war and Victory medal for his service, He is noted being discharged as having having Osteo-arthritis and was awarded the silver war/wound badge. His medals were sent in 1923 to an address in Luxemburg His medical condition seems to have not stopped him working as he is noted on his marriage licence in 1923 as being a “Courier, Foreign Office” In 1941 it is noted that he was living in Wiesbaden near Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen (Hesse) No other information is currently available.
  12. Lieutenant Heinrich Friedrich Alfred Schulze, Born 17 Nov 1889, Kassel, Hessen. It appears he was an He was ordonnanz officer (Originally Train?) to the commander of army division "Scholtz" on the eastern front, his task as I understand it was to assist the group commander in all manner of tasks from liaison to being the commander’s eyes on the ground... then in 1918 while serving in the Ukraine he transferred to the Geheime Feldpolizei, which was largely responsible for counter espionage against the Red Army in the Poltava area He was awarded both the Iron Cross 1st (signed by Graf von Schwerin) and 2nd class (documents attached) I have also read an excellent book "Bolsheviks in the Ukraine" by Adams and here https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geheime_Feldpolizei_(Erster_Weltkrieg) Questions; 1) Is there any evidence that "ordonnanz officer" or "Orderly Officer" would be involved as an Intelligence officer or was an Intelligence officer ? 2) Is there any good English language books or articles on the "Geheime Feldpolizei" generally and more specifically in the Ukraine 3) Welcome any thoughts and suggestions on research avenues 4) Is the EK1 signed by this person https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detlof_von_Schwerin 5) Has anyone any further information of Herr Schulze Thanks, Paul
  13. Nice picture that hopefully will come my way The IWM has an oral history as follows; EEL 1 Recollections of service as officer with 36th Prussian Div in Ypres area, Belgium, 8/1917-9/1917: situation; conditions of service; battalion relief system; counter-attack following attack of 51st Div 20/9/1917; reaction to kilted soldiers; comparison of attitude of British and French wounded POWs. Recollections of German offensive in St Quentin sector,Somme area, France, 21/3/1918-28/3/1918: arrival of divisions from Eastern Front; prior training and state of morale, 1/1918; move into line in St Quentin area, 2/1918; capture of British POW from 36th Div whilst patrolling in No Man's Land; final preparations and state of morale, 20/3/1918; preliminary bombardment; attack in severe fog across No Man's Land and story of capturing British artillery battery from rear; ground attack from British aircraft; British POWs; breakthrough and question of cavalry exploitation; Recollections of operations, 4/1918-8/1918: move and subsequent offensive in Chemin des Dames sector, 4/1918-5/1918; question of state of civilian morale in Germany; failure of attack across River Marne effects of arrival of US troops, 7/1918; state of morale and effects of losses during retreat, 7/1918-8/1918; capture, 27/8/1918. Recollections of German offensive in St Quentin sector, 21/3/1918: final preparations and state of morale, 20/3/1918; attack in severe fog across No Man's Land and story of capturing British artillery battery from rear. Recollections of operations, 4/1918-8/1918: move and subsequent offensive in Chemin des Dames sector, 4/1918-5/1918; question of state of civilian morale in Germany; failure of attack across River Marne effects of arrival of US troops, 7/1918; state of morale and effects of losses during retreat, 7/1918-8/1918.
  14. An interesting pass to Hartwig Pohlman Oberst a.D, his father was Generalltn of Engineers Friedrich Wilhelm Pohlman and he himself served in the Great War winning both 2nd (13 July 1917) and 1st class (10 June 1918) Iron cross with Grenadier Regiment 5 Question; Has anyone got the history of the Regiment to find out how the EKs were won? Serving throughout the interwar period and promoted Lt Colonel in 1939 and Colonel on the 1st December 1941. Winning the EK 1& 2 Spanges in 1939, West wall in 1940, a Bulgarian order in 1941, Silver wound badge and silver infantry assault in 1943, he was appointed Kommandant of Festung Gironde On the 25th of May 1944 (according to his records) an incident concerning an Oberleutnant Walter Dressel of the 2. Leiche Flak-Abteilung 999 (v) at the Hotel de Franc in Fontenay in which Dressel was shot by Pohlman?? "In May 1944. Pohlmann and a Major of Generalstaff returned from a visit at Feldmarschall v. Rundstedt and were met by a riotous Oberleutnant in their Hotel and tried to calm him down. But it seems that the Oberleutnant didn't want to follow any orders and Pohlman and the Major tried to arrest him. Later the Oberleutnant loaded his pistol and in the end he was dead. Pohlmann was accused for shooting him". I have confirmed the death of Dressel as the 25 may 1944 Pohlman was found guilty and removed from post....pending going to court Pohlman after the incident wrote; "that he is deeply disappointed because of getting no War decorations since 1939 although being in active service as well as being offended in his honour as officer". Additionally he is angry about being put in for the German Cross in Gold two times without it being awarded as well as not being promoted although many younger officers were already Generals. Furthermore it seems that he was imprisoned in Giessen and the Wehrmacht prison in Torgau. Later at the Reichs War Court of Justice he was absolved. He then went onto the Fuhrers reserve until the end of the war? Later he then went into the Bundeswehr as a Colonel and wrote a number of books Welcome any other information on Pohlman, thanks, Paul
  15. Paul, this link is broken, would you have another...? thanks, Paul
  16. dante

    Help with ribbon

    Gentleman many thanks for this
  17. Can anyone identify this ribbon, 82nd Division AEF 1917-18, thanks, Paul
  18. Hi, can this helmet be identified, thank, Paul
  19. Here is a small flag, car pennant about 18 inches x 12 Inches, in the style of a normal Reich flag but with a printed colonial eagle...thoughts
  20. Here is a recent pickup,direct from the family whether put together or not, (with a 1916 bayonet more likely)
  21. If this offends anyone please remove, this is what I concealed on the bayonet, which may indicated "Africa", does this help ?