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  1. Hallo Gent, Anyone with any info ? Especially order of battle or units disposition on German side in that last phase of battle , I am interested in dates from 1 October till 12 October. What units and where deployed or who relieved 119 and 125 Regiments around Poelkapelle ? Please Help ...
  2. Hallo GreyC, Sorry for belated reply , I was out of the country attending family matters. Thank you for taking time to reply and for update and info. Eventually this young lad from pic end up in Kaiserlische SeeBatalion No.2. In fall of 1917 he was badly wounded at Passendale / PoelKapelle ( November 1917 last battle of Flanders Schlacht) Hallo all, Gents, at last battle of Flanders November 1917 2nd Regiment SeeBatalion was deployed at PoelKapelle Belgium - enybody knows where exactly and which unit they relieved? ( See attached map scan below ) On 9 October 1917 The bombardment which accompanied the attack was carefully timed and took the Germans by surprise. The British ( actually Canadians - Germans referred to all as Englander ) also used “Livens Projectors “ to shower poison gas on various parts of the German front. Livens Projector was a simple large caliber mortar-like weapon that could throw large drums filled with flammable or toxic chemicals. Do you have any info on that last push at PoelKapelle in October 1917 - any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Regards, Fritzel
  3. Hallo, Jock Auld Thanks for stoping by. So is this sort of " Deutsche Autobahn Polizei " ??? Regards, FRITZEL P.S. Sorry Gents, it ended up here ( wrong forum ) but I thought it was a military subject.
  4. Hallo, Thank you for taking time to reply and explanation. I do not have rights to the pic so I am unable to grant you permission.( some of pics are 100 years old plus so not sure if copy rights still apply - pardon me but I am not a lawyer - and computer geek ) Regards, FRITZEL
  5. Hallo , Recently , I came across picture from WW 1 era and just wonder what sort of device is on soldiers back? Can't be wireless set- way to early for that sort of device. Can someone explain what is it and what is it for. Regards, Fritzel
  6. SHould read as follow : Is this a uniform from Leib-Grenadier-Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm III (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr.8
  7. Can someone confirm that on picture this is Leib-Guaarde Regiment VIII from Frankfurt am Oder ? Can enyone help me ?
  8. Hallo Der Preuße, During WW 2 my family was displaced several times and unfortunately only few photographs survived.
  9. DER PREUSSE, I send you private message - hope it went thorough. Regards, FRITZEL
  10. Hi The Prussian, ofcouse I know his name - may I PM you in this matter ? I do not want to plaster his name all over net. In my post about his original unit Marine See Batalion you will find his picture and original post card he wrote to his fiance family ( future wife ) in 1914. Cheers, FRITZEL
  11. Hallo Der Preuße, Hi GreyC, Thank you for your reply and input. The Prussian, Thanks for detailed maps of Krim - truly appreciated here. Now thanks to you man, I can start track of my family member whereabouts in WW 1. Since he was severely wounded in Flanders previous year he got transfered to East Front. In 1918 as a Stabgefreiter /Transaltor / he spend whole 1918 in Ukraine until he got sick with Malaria virus. P.S. If you have more info on troops/ units in Odessa that will be great. Sincerely, FRITZEL
  12. Hallo Der Preuße, Sir, Please accept my sincere apology for my use of wrong grammar form in my previous post. I am so embarrassed by that and from now on I will stick to English ( translating in to foreign language via google may produce more embarasemant for me ) If you do not mind - I would like to ask you few more questions in regard to German units in WW1. Some of my questions may be trivial to you but they are very important to me and may shed some new light in my research. Here we go: 1. How often Germans updated Armee - Verordnungsblatt / Verlustlisten ? ( I came across information that all casualties were counted in ten day period - wounded and dead where added every 10 days ) Is this a true statement ? ( if someone is listed as wounded on certain day - does it mean that it occured about 2 weeks earlier- prior to that date ??? 2. Is there a record or list of decorated soldiers who received Eisernes Kreuz I and II Klass ? if so where and how to obtain such records??? 3. What is Sanitätsbericht über das Deutsche Heer und Marine im Weltkriege 1914-18 ??? - please briefly explain if possible. 4. And Last VI. SeeBattalion - ( Reserve in 1914 ) formed from new conscripts had 4 Kompannien ( 5,6,7,8 ) and II. and IV. and VI. ( 3 Battalonen ) ( later thet add VII so 4 total ) formed 2nd Regiment Marine Infanterie stationed in Flanders.- Do I got this right ??? Please advise ... Sincerely, FRITZEL
  13. Hallo Die Preußische, Thank you for taking time to reply to my "cry for help" in this lesser known subject of WW 1. I do appreciate your input and thanks for providing good links. Cheers, FRITZEL
  14. Hallo Gents, I am looking for any info regarding Kaiserlische Army and Marine Battalions involved in Crimea ( especially Odessa area ) in 1918. ( Germans stayed there till Nov 1918 ) Does anyone have any info on them? General info, Sulkevich Pupet Goverment info or Units involved , order of battle etc? Or perhaps book titles dealing with mentioned subject. Anything will be appreciated. Regards, FRITZEL
  15. Hi all, I have been interested in the Naval Land Forces (Infantry) in the WWI cause my wife's grand father served in 6 Kompanie VI Battalion 2 Regiment from 1914 till 1917 (then he got injured ) I have not been able to find any real info on this unit. So Please help !!! Does anyone have any info on them? General info, order of battle etc? Any hepl will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Regards, FRITZEL