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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. The Prussian

    Hindenburg, Paul von

    Hello! Great document! To me the signature is originally! Here is another document (for the same event to another soldier). Because the signature is a little bit different, I assume, it´s originally!!! https://www.philipp-militaria.com/articles/HINDENBURG-Paul-von-und-von-Beneckendorff-Preussischer-Generalfeldmarschall-Reichspraesident-1847-1934-eigenhaendige-Unterschrift-Autograph-1518077518.html
  2. Unbelievable, Chris. Were you involved in?
  3. The Prussian

    German participant of Waterloo 1815

    Hello Paul! The awards in #2 are: 1st cross: Commander Cross of Guelphen-Medal (2nd class - he later recieved 1st class) 2nd cross: Ernst-August Cross R.St.A.2. (B.): Russian St. Anna Medal with brilliants O.H.2.*: Oldenburger House and distinguished medal Commanders Cross 1.class B.H.L.2.*: Braunschweigischer Medal Heinrich des Löwen, Commanders Cross 1.Kl. P.R.A.2: Prussian Red Eagle medal Commander 1.class O.E.K.3.: Austrian medal of the iron crown, 3.class H.D.L.3.: Hesse Ludewig medal 3. class P.J.: Prussian Johanniter medal E.W.M.: Great-Britain Waterloo medal M.K.: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military distinguished cross (Chief of general staff)
  4. Hello Albert! That´s absolutley right! The two captured Whippets first came to Charleroi to get restored. One of them (A249) was send to Berlin while the other stayed in Charleroi. A249 was seen with Abteilung 12 near Briey in August 1918 before sending to Berlin. The other one, A220 was given to Abteilung 13 in September 1918. This was the tank, used bei the Freikorps unit in 1919 Source: Beute-Tanks vol. 2 by Rainer Strasheim
  5. Great photos, Christer! I agree. He really looks like Richthofen!
  6. Hello Christer! It´s a british Mark A "Whippet": http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/British_medium_Mark-A_whippet.php Some of the captured ones were used by the german forces.
  7. Yes. Müller is only a second name. Wilhelm could be both. But normally with a I or II it's the second name. Prussian officers often said, a soldier only has one first name - his rank...
  8. Hello Chip! Yes, you´re right! I didn´t see the helmet cover... Well, unfortunately we don´t know, if Wilhelm is his first or second name...
  9. Hi Chris! To me it looks like a metal helmet
  10. Hello Douglas! I read "Unteroffizier Wilhelm II" There was an Unteroffizier August Wilhelm in RIR 221, who fell in summer 1916: http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/4726618
  11. Great document, Chris! What´s RIT48? Do you mean RIR48?
  12. I´m not sure, but eher you can download 583 free military documents and books about württemberg´s army in the great war: http://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/en/collections/sammlungsliste/?no_cache=1
  13. Hello! I don´t knoiw the year. The info came from the ranklist of honour. You are right with Prinz Friedrich Christian. He was listed in 1.(Leib)-Gren.Rgt.100 AND à la suite in IR121 AND à la suite IR106. His last duty was in IR182
  14. Hello! The Ehrenrangliste says: Leutnant Carl Alexander Herzog v. Württemberg Á la suite: General d.Inf. Johann Georg Prinz v. Sachsen, Herzog zu Sachsen Oberstleutnant Georg Kronprinz v. Sachsen Hauptmann Friedrich Christian Prinz v. Sachsen, Herzog zu Sachsen