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  1. I´d say Köln. GreyC
  2. Hi, I have not found it in Williamson, McGuirl: German Military Cuffbands 1784-Present, San Jose 1998. Whatever that means. I´d imagine an early SS training school cuff titel or the like. GreyC
  3. Hi William, very, very nice! Thanks for posting these photos of the uniforms. It must have been a great joy to complete these uniforms and to be able to present them like this and then describe them so expertly. Unfortunately I don´t have photos of policemen in full dress, only of the different branches in their working uniforms. I wouldn´t mind learning more about them, if you decided to open up a thread on that topic, I´d be happy to follow and contribute. GreyC
  4. And here is another one of mine. Could be Wilhelms- or Cuxhaven. The shed in the background is a nautical chart handout and swap-shop. Date late 1920s / early 1930s? GreyC
  5. Hi, my WSP photos are not yet digitized, but maybe you like this one, too. It´s a booth from the Kiel harbour police, during a fair in 1931. Note the substance they advertise to desinfect storage rooms and freight holds on ships. It became notorious a few years later (Cyclon B). GreyC
  6. Hi, thank you for sharing your insight and collector items with us. All I have is a couple of photo of members of the WSP, some before 1933, some after. GreyC
  7. Hi, if it´s a catholic chaplin it can´t be Wilhelm Prince of Prussia, who died of his wounds sustained during fighting in Valenciennes on the 26th May 1940 in a hospital in the Belgian city of Nivelles. He was protestant. So the remaining German nobility in the rank of kings came from Saxony, Bavaria and Württemberg. Whereas Saxony and Bavaria were ruled by catholic nobility, the house of Württemberg had a protestant and a catholic branch. And they took up the title of "Duke" after 1918. After the death of the Prussian prince Hitler prohibited nobility of former reigning houses to be active in front duty and from 1943 to be active in the Wehrmacht at all (Prinzenerlass). So if this is a photo of a Prince´s funeral near the front, it must have been taken before May 1940. If the crown was used for princes from other houses as the above more would qualify, like e.g.: Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, a pilot shot down in 1944. GreyC
  8. Hi, and this is the titel of his disseratation: ¬Ein Fall von Tetanus mit interessantem Rückenmarksbefunde. GreyC
  9. Hi, as I collect German CDV´s I got this one recently. On the back it says in relatively new hand Danish Life Guard. However the photo was taken at a studio in Altenberg in Saxony in the late 1870s, early 1880s. There is plenty of info on the studio available, but why should a Danish Life Guard have been photographed so far from home? A royal visit, perhaps? Or is it not a Danish soldier and he is from a different army? The bear skin cap seems to indicate Danmark, though. Can anybody help ID the nationality and unit of this chap, please? The shoulderboard shows a crown and a cipher. Thank you! GreyC
  10. Hi, the first one shows a medic of the Luftstreitkräfte treating a pilot/observer. GreyC
  11. The KTB of the 102. Inf. Div. for the time in question has survived and can be accesses at the National Archive. See here for details: https://www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/item/LZ53GQFCQUCF7RX7KABWWWTEEURXITGG GreyC Btw you seem to have put this question on other platforms and already gotten some infos beyond what you posted here. Why don´t you put it all upl, so that people who want to help you don´t waste time collecting infos you already have? GreyC
  12. Hi, seen this? Gives unit and rank. GreyC https://www.trave-militaria.de/archiv/2228-anerkennungsurkunde-und-ehrenblatt-dr.-horst-wieckert.htm
  13. Hi, these are informations that will help narrow it down, don´t you think? Interestingly there is no officer by the name of Baum listed in the Ehrenrangliste or it´s appendices who served with a Saxon unit. GreyC
  14. Hi, I am not sure. Did you notice the osmanic medal (Galipoli Star) and is he wearing a turkish belt buckle? A high res close up might help. The hat also points east. Could I have a scan of the back with name and possible address of the photo-studio, please? GreyC
  15. Hi, with regard to the Melderegister the Stadtarchiv does have email. GreyC
  16. Hi, I know Dresden was bombed and destroyed heavily during WW2. But have you asked at the Dresden Stadtarchiv if the Melderegister of that period of 1914 etc has survided. He wont´have been listed as soldier. But if he had lived in Dresden as civilian and if the Melderegister of that time still exists you should find him in it. Lot´s of ifs I am afraid.... GreyC
  17. Oops, messed it up. meant to say second. Sorry. Got the same illustration. GreyC
  18. If you mean the tassel, it shows to what battailon and company he belonged. He was part of the 1st company, most likely. GreyC
  19. Hi, interesting document. I wonder if Hptm. Schön was active in a different (hanseatic) regiment before coming to the RIR25. He got the award during a time in which the regiment had been stationed in Metz for quite some time (from July 1915 onwards to 1917) with no real chance to do something worth being awarded the Hanseatenkreuz for. Happy Easter, GreyC
  20. Hi, the Ehrenrangliste 1914-18 of 1926 lists a Körner as Major a.D. with the FAR 52 with no further info which means that he spent his whole time with this regiment and was given leave after the war. No regimental history seems to be known. GreyC
  21. Hi, I am not into medals at all, but Baden had ribbons in these colours, e.g the Badische Kriegsverdienskreuz (though this isn´t it). But maybe some other medal from that state? GreyC
  22. Hi, if you google "Gau Ehrenzeichen Thüringen" you´ll find loads of pics to compare. GreyC