The Prussian

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  • Birthday 02/12/67

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    Essen, Prussia
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    Uniforms and history of formations of the german army until 1933.
    A7V and captured tanks
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  1. Hello! Then we have another question. Did the french fly through english operation zones? If not, the photo might have been taken south of Amiens up to the Alsace front. Because the altitude is 3000m, such a big trench system might be close to the front
  2. Ah. Ok. Thank you! But the photo is from 1916. So probably french.
  3. Hello Spasm! What do you mean with "Shermans"? Germans? Hmmm, I´m german, but we didn´t write "Month/Day/Year"...
  4. Hello! The english would write 7-29-16, wouldn´t they? And germans would write the "One" as a "1" and not as a "I" Probably it was taken by french?
  5. Hi Chris! Probably it survived, because it´s not a card from Ernst, but a card at Ernst...
  6. That´s strange. First I thought it was a brand new tunic with brand new shoulder straps. But why should one fix shoulderstraps and sow the numbers on later? Probably it´s a tunic from a theatre or a movie production company? (That could happen, if the ain´t no stamps in the inside!) In a lot of movies or documentaries you won´t see a number upon the shoulder straps!
  7. Hello Bernhard But now I think it´s Gremmels. Why should he write two different "r´s"??? Gremmels is a popular name in that area!
  8. Hello Shawn! But you asked for the units... Here is a list of all units, engaged in april at Arras, especially the heavy artillery. You see the changing of divisions, but I don´t know, if any artillery had been changed too. Heavy artillery didn´t belong to the divisions, but to the army (6th army). If you can´t read the german language, lt me know. In this case important: Seit = Since Bis = until
  9. Hello Shawn! I don´t know, which artillery units were attached to each regiment, but I have a composition of the entire artillery of the battle of Arras. (Vimy was a part of that battle). Interesting for you the first line (6th army, Gruppe Vimy)
  10. Hello! Very nice! In 1879 Major v. Rantzau was commander of II.Btl. of that regiment, and in 1883 he was à la suite in that regiment and commanded the Infanterie-Lehr-Bataillon
  11. Hi Mattyboy! Coluld it be a K instead of an R? Sächsische Kriegsverdienst-Medaille?
  12. A good question. Chris, how could you know, he hadn´t been in frontline with 442? Could you please show the entire document? I can´t see a date, when he awarded the IC. His units were: 1.7.18 (IR 442): 231.Inf.Div. (Avocourt/Verdun until august 7, 1918) Since 3.8.18 Garde-Gren.Rgt.3 (maybe Ersatz-Btl.): 5.Garde-Inf,.Div. (Marne, Aisne-Ailettes, Argonne, Woevre)
  13. Hello Chris! What about "Mitgemachte Gefechte"? Is it crossed-out or is there just nothing written? That´s a differecet. Sometimes in early 1919 they didn´t had any official infos about his battles. He could have recieved the EK since july 1918, when he served with the 442
  14. A wonderful photo! Why didn´t I see that at ebay???