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  1. I'm not sure this is in the right area – "As you know, my small book company, Imperial & Royal Books, is the official USA seller of all Verlag Militaria Books. We are happy to report on our new publications for 2016 now available in our USA warehouse and ready for shipment via USPS media mail, which certainly keeps the price very low. Soon the new titles will be added to the Verlag Militaria USA website (http://www.militaria.at) for secure, direct credit card ordering and shipped from my USA warehouse of Imperial & Royal Books. We are also selling the whole range of books (including the two new 2016 titles) via Amazon (Seller: Imperial & Royal Books) and also direct to anyone that wishes to pay by check mailed to Imperial & Royal Books.Our two new titles for 2016 are the Belgian Army in the Great War ($140) and A History of the Austrian Army in Pictures ($70). Both new publications done to the typical high level of excellence that has become a trademark of Verlag Militaria.Please see attached our new flyer as well. I would greatly appreciate it if you could post this flyer to your website and to any forums that you are affiliated with.Moreover, I can offer customers that wish to order directly from Imperial & Royal Books a 5% discount on all Verlag Militaria titles in stock at our USA warehouse. To make arrangements for the discount and ordering/payment details please email us at verlag.militaria.books@gmail.com. I would also appreciate it if you could post this information as well." Verlag Militaria USA 2016 New Books by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
  2. Very cool photo! http://www.pickelhauben.net/articles/Uberzug.html
  3. As many of you know I am selling much of my photograph collection on American eBay –COLJ'S Ebay name is joerookery.
  4. I agree. We're going on a trip but will have to start listing again when we return. eBay has changed the way they mail to countries outside the USA. The postage is now prohibitive. So I think I will try German eBay – even though I don't know how very well or something else. Nobody wants to pay too much for postage and we just want to pass on the images as we don't need them much anymore. They do not fit for the most part the new book we are writing.
  5. Chris, This is the first time I am using their international shipping system. It is not very easy to understand for the seller. I'm sure I will get used to it. Best for me if you pay for one as a trial run. I would list them on German eBay but I really don't know how.
  6. No I do not – I do have this though. ps1962 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
  7. ps748 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr Division chaplain 25th infantry division–This guy is Catholic. He has the body of Christ on his cross and has a small sized cross on his hat. ps1422 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr Division chaplain of the 25th Hessian division. This one is Protestant. Notice that there is no cross on his hat–nonstandard. Also his cross does not have the body of Christ. You cannot clearly see the Chi rho symbol on the cross. kp22 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr and for Belgium… ps1876 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr Friedrich Gottlob Erich Schlegel, 24.2.1866-26.4.1938, Evangelischer Feldpropst der Armee from 1919 to 1934 (and also of the Navy from 1929-34). From 1911 to 1917, he was the Evangelischer Oberpfarrer of the IV.Armeekorps, from 1917 to 1918 Oberpfarrer of the Generalgouvernment Belgien, and acting Feldpropst from 1918 to 1919.---This description originally came from Dave.
  8. halenoneyear by Joe Robinson, on Flickr On 12 August 1915 the Germans had a significant memorial for the one-year anniversary of the Battle of Halen. This cavalry action brought forth a ceremony that was held in Halen Belgium and attended by 40 relatives from Germany. The Generalgouverneur of Belgium, Generaloberst Freiherr von Bissing and the Militärgouverneur of the Province of Limburg, Generalmajor Keim were present. The Groβherzog of Mecklenburg sent a delegate to honour his fallen Mecklenburg men. Every grave was decorated with an iron cross-with the name of the fallen-and with flowers. After the ceremony, Exzellenz von Bissing-in person- paid his condolences to the relatives and the cemeteries were visited. A special train brought the participants of the ceremony from Halen to Hasselt and then back to Germany. During the ceremony General Keim gave a speech. The content of the speech and other details can be found in a 17-page booklet (Das Gefecht bei Haelen) that was prepared for the event and contained a number of pictures. This was in the middle of the war. The impact of this battle was so significant on the operational outcome of the Schlieffen Plan, that they actually stopped what they were doing a year later to conduct the memorial. This not only affected the operation but also the flower of German chivalry. Yet this battle was not well known in the English language until Fonthill Media published the first English-language work earlier this year. Happening 11 days prior to the Battle of Mons, the results of this battle seriously affected the reconnaissance that followed on looking for the BEF. Not that far from Mons and with a battlefield heavily preserved, a visit to the museum and the battlefield would be richly rewarded especially when paired with the maps and story inside “The Last Great Cavalry Charge”. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cavalry-Charge--Battle-Silver-Helmets-Halen-12/dp/1781551839/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438962135&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Last+Great+Cavalry+Charge
  9. Eric, This is a map from 22 August inside volume one of the German official history. They had no idea where the British were. Kluck admitted downing an aircraft but was still in the dark. The ninth cavalry division was in the wrong place. https://www.evernote.com/l/AHo83Dl9vsxAp7rWwurI8iKP31WvSp2ZZmQB/image.png I have no knowledge of the light radio set being dispatched from the ninth cavalry division headquarters prior to the 23rd.
  10. Eric, I think yes and no. To the best of my knowledge there is no real work on reconnaissance yet. That seems to be both in German and English. We are working on it and have found out a great deal. We laid out the logic in The Great War Dawning. This has been completely confirmed and reinforced by analysis of von Troschke's 1940 maps. There is no question in my mind. However on the no side most of the English language works if not all of them trace their origins back to the British official history and Edmonds. In that mass of documentation there is little to be really gathered about what happened before 23 August. Almost as if the world started on that day or the day before. So we are working on the reconnaissance for our next book using what we learned in The Last Great Cavalry Charge to really jumpstart us. Is that a bold statement? I don't know. About the only thing for certain is that we are getting older! I had to laugh at the Wikipedia document! It's hard to equate any kind of strategic effect or operational goal based on Belgian fortresses. Standard accounting of beans. The purpose was to defeat the French army. In order to do this they tried to get around the flank. What they did not take into account was that two of the nine cavalry brigades on the right flank were basically decimated at Halen. Seems like the Germans themselves were painfully aware of the problem and subsequently even tried to move HKK1.---- too little too late.
  11. Andy, I need pictures of German aircraft used in August 1914. Both lighter than air and heavier than air. Got anything? Yes another book. Number five this time I was trying to avoid Liege but it just is not possible. ps408 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr
  12. Okay sports fans, I'm pretty happy with this one. The Germans sent some postcards that were made from tree bark. I am not sure what kind of tree. These were pretty brittle and not that many survived. They were self designed, and not entirely rectangular. This one is nothing special, but it is one! This is from RJR 83.
  13. We have all sorts of data in preparation of our next book. Really pretty surprising. I am just looking for maps still and pictures. We are just starting and will use "The Last Great Cavalry Charge" as a spring board.
  14. Andy, While you are at it where can I download maps of the German aviation assets in August 1914? V/R Joe
  15. Chip turned me onto this one years ago when I was in Antarctica of all places!
  16. Thank you Chris! That is exactly what I need. If I can just get to the sources I think there is an interesting tale to tell. I have put together a series of books but so far no great joy in finding what I want. But we are just starting so it would be great to be pointed in the right direction! Thanks again.
  17. Helmet covers were often unmarked both in the one piece and two-piece Uberzug. There is an alleged AKO on 27 October 1916, which eliminated all of the numbers and letters except for the cross for Landsturm regiments. As you can see from AKO 735 there was no mention of Landsturm. http://www.pickelhauben.net/articles/Uberzug.html
  18. We are not aviation guys, however we have decided to expand the coverage of aviation reconnaissance in August 1914 for our next book. We have the cavalry stuff pretty well down after "The Great War Dawning" and "The Last Great Cavalry Charge". However, as we are new to aviation are there maps or sources that anyone can recommend on that limited subject in August 1914? Any help would be appreciated.
  19. Isn't that this $64,000 question! I could bore you with whatever details I had but I am told it will be available at the end of April in the UK and in July in the USA. One can only hope. I seem to be always operating under a cloud when it comes to publishers. "The Great War Dawning" has been out for a while and there is a lot of cavalry stuff in there. The poor use of cavalry forces is one of the three cracks discussed in detail in that 4 1/2 pound tome. There are some pretty fun self critiques in some relatively unpublished German sources related there. All of that was August and September 1914 whose Centennial has now passed. That is available at Naval and military press or the publisher. The publisher could not deal with the Amazon terms. http://www.militaria.at/Book.aspx?book=2277660&Language=en
  20. While you are at it Glenn have a look at this guy. ps3350 by joerookery, on Flickr
  21. There were some strange anomalies early in the war on the German side. For instance at the start they had 9 foot lances and swords but no bayonets. So the intent was to keep the lance should the rider be unhorsed. Might seem odd but that is exactly what happened during the battle of Halen. The cavalry really changed in 1915. The actually became a corps sized organization with all the trimmings. Prior to that they were HKK which had real limitations and were not well thought out.
  22. I have this picture of the individual and his wife. However, I know nothing about him. Besides the names of his children. Is it possible that someone could look him up and tell me he is? Thank you in advance. ps1856 by joerookery, on Flickr Oberst Adolf Keutner and his wife Hedwig Keutner Adolf Keutner, Vater von Magda, Philipp, Irma u, Fritz; Fritz gefallen 1914 [KIA 1914]
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