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    19th and early 20th century portrait photography, and photo-history.

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  1. Hi, German Army? If so in what language should the books be in? GreyC
  2. Hi Ingo, unfortunately Bob Lemke died on 29th August 2017. Best, GreyC
  3. Hi Ingo, unfortunately Bob Lemke died on 29th August 2017. Best, GreyC
  4. Hi, here are two of them with bike (probably a Wanderer) and comrades. GreyC
  5. Hi, here is one more from my collection: a fairly rare photo of a sub-unit of the Kraftfahr-Korps, the bike-riders. They had their own badge, but the "K" on the shoulder-boards like their colleagues on four wheels. GreyC
  6. Hi, have you tried writing to the Landesarchiv in BW? The Kriegsstammrollen still exist. https://www2.landesarchiv-bw.de/ofs21/olf/start.php?bestand=6097 GreyC
  7. GreyC

    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    As I wrote in #3 of this thread most common in Southern Germany. Not necessarily confined to border areas. GreyC
  8. GreyC

    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    and, as shown, in Germany. GreyC
  9. GreyC

    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    For those stricken with a contagious diseases there were spezial Lazarette or wards in large military hospital like this one for the German troops in Poland in Warzaw. Here it is called "Seuchenabteilung". If it were a special hospital on its own the name would be Seuchenlazarett. On the way away from the front you´d have first Sanitätsposten, then Hauptverbandsplatz, Feldlazarett, and already in the Etappe: Kriegslazarett. The Feldlazarett was between 1-3 km behind the lines (roughly) it had operating facilities and could undertake serious operations. GreyC
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    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    Hi Tony, not quite. Lazarett and Spital and Hospital basically mean the same thing, as does Krankenhaus. Basically. The older word is (Ho)spital. HoSpitäler were originally run by the church as home for the old or feeble from which evolved the meaning of home for the sick. During the time of the plague from 14th c. HosSpitale/Spitäler that specifically catered for the need of the "plagued" began to be called Lazarett. This word was later used for military hospitals. GreyC
  11. GreyC

    Some ‘Death cards’ ww1 era

    These are not German. They are all Austrian. As Spital is an abbreviation of Hospital you find them as Spital or Spitäler (plur) also (mostly) in southern parts of Germany (Heiligengeistspital Freising e.g.) As a streetname you find them e.g. still in Hamburg. That shows that the word was once quite common in all of Germany. In its full form as "Hospital" you find them all over in Germany. GreyC
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    Hanseatic Campaign

    Hi Ulsterman, thank´s for responding. Don´t forget I am a layman w this topic. What is BDOS, please? Ta, GreyC
  13. Hi! The card with the "Kapelle d. bad. Leib-Grenardier-Regiments Karlsruhe" is interesting on front AND back. It is addressed to a Mr. Hug who seems to own a publishing house for sheet music in Konstanz. The sender informs him, that the band will play a concert with accompanying dinner for the audience in this city. The sender asks Mr Hug if he could possibly do the job of arranging the music for that occasion. Congrats! The publishing house seems to still exist today: https://hug-musikverlage.ch/ GreyC
  14. The texts are mainly greetings and "I am still ok, hope you are, too". "Will write letter. It´s cold here". Best, GreyC
  15. Hi Andy, why not change it and provide us with one! ;-) GreyC