Douglas Jr.

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About Douglas Jr.

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  • Birthday 06/08/74

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    WWI and WWII Firearms, Imperial and III Reich awards.

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  1. Great discussion. If it helps somewhat, the reverse of the picture gives the photographer studio city as Gaildorf, district of Schwäbisch Hall, in Baden-Württemberg.
  2. Hello, I recently got this postcard, showing a NCO armed with a Mauser C96 pistol and Seitengewehr, and awarded with the EKII and EKI. But I can't figure it out what is the other medal in his buttonhole. Any ideas? Thanks, Douglas
  3. I made a research at the Volksbund site, where the German war graves are registered. It seems that the postcard sender - which I assume was named Karl Göttel - didn't survive the war. Although there are 10 individuals listed with the same name, eight of them died during WWII and were too young to have fought during WWI. From the others, one was KIA in 1914 - before the mailing date of this card. The final one, KIA in June 6th, 1918, is, unfortunately, a close match, as his rank was Kanonier and he is buried in France - according with some on line references FAR 55 was engaged on the Western Front at that time. Sad ending, I guess. Douglas
  4. Thank you so much, Bernhard! Do you have an idea what is the surname of the recipient, Peter "?" (Göttel)...
  5. Hello, I recently ought this 1915 dated postcard, mostly because of the guy on the right, holding an Artillery luger pistol (Lange Pistole 08). However I'm curious about the content of the inscription on the reverse.If someone could translate it I would appreciated. Thanks in advance, Douglas.
  6. In the commercial postcard, most of the rifles are second line Kommisiongewehr M1888 (probably the upgraded 1888/05).
  7. Just what I had thought. Thank you gentlemen for you kind help.
  8. Hello, A friend of mine has this KVK II award documment supposed to be signed by Wilhelm Bittrich, I do not collect this stuff any more, but from what I remember there are some points of concern. I would like to hear from you if it is a forgery or not. Thanks in advance, Douglas.
  9. Great pictures. Looks like a very quiet and peasceful place, very well preserved. Thanks a lot for sharing, I really enjoy the virtual tour.
  10. Nice presentation. You got to love that EKII patina. Thanks for sharing.
  11. Nice topic, with great pictures. Lambert, I'm glad you managed to grab this one. Congratulations! Douglas.
  12. Bernhard, Thank you for your time and patience to translate it. Your help is truly appreciated. Regards, Douglas.
  13. Dear Bernhard, Thanks a lot for your fast reply. If it can be of any help, here is another view of the postal number 1 reverse, now rotated. Greetings, Douglas.