The Prussian

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  • Birthday 02/12/67

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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! Thankjs for the explanations! UI found two Karl G. in the casualty lists, but none in IR88. Maybe later he served withanother unit?
  2. Hello Chris! Very interesting papers! Walter Rogge was commander from 18.2.15-8.10.18 But why were the documents dated in march 1916, although he recieved the crosses in sept. 14 and march 15?
  3. Hello! The headgear and the young face could fit to a student...
  4. Hello! Dauerfeuer means continuous or sustained fire. Strich means line. I haven´t heard the word "Strich-Dauerfeuer", but to me it means, a MG fires into an area from left to right and back to the left
  5. Hello! Yes, it´s a fantasctic photo! Please note the number 1 at the collar. The 1st and 2nd regiment became one regiment in 1862. In december 1884 it was divided in 1st and 2nd again. The book "Uniforms of the French Foreign Legion" (Martin Windrow) says: "In december 1884 the formation of the 1st and 2nd RE led to the addition of regimental numbers to the "bombs of officers and warrant officers collar grenades, though not to that on the képi. The troops acquired numbers on their collars - blue on tunics, red on vestes and capotes. In february 1885 epaulettes were suppressed throughout the army, the order being rescined in january 1887. It seems that the Legion may have ignored this order; but from 1886 they wore the red and green epaulettes only for major parades and reviews." "It was in the mid-1890s that the Gras single-shot rifle was progressively replaced by the new 8mm Lebel magazine rifle." So to me, the earliest date of that photo could be 1886
  6. Absolutley right ,Chip! Great patch! Worn since may 1919
  7. Here is a little bit about his unit. Since june 1919 the LIR became 1.bayer. RW-Schützen-Regiment 41 München (I. and III.Btl. München, II.Btl. Rosenheim) In october 1919 it became: RW-Schützen-Regiment 41 München (I.Btl. München, II.Btl. Passau, III.(Jäger) Btl.Landshut Later: 19.(bayer.) Inf.Rgt. München (I.Btl. München, II.Btl. Augsburg, III.Btl. Kempten and Lindau, Ers.Btl. Landshut Note that he wrote: Bayer. Jäger-Bataillon 41 What he means is: III.(Jäger) Btl./Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 41
  8. Ah, ok. The originals will be right! Then he will recieved it th 17th. AKO: 5th Tagesbefehel: 9th recieved: 17th bureaucracy...
  9. The 9th? I really only know the 5th...
  10. Do we know, why we read: PlM Dec. 17, 1917, and in all sources I know the date was Dec. 5, 1917? I´m not a medal specialist, so please excuse my question.
  11. Unbelievable! With that items you´ll rise up into the collectors nirvana! Congrats, mate! But in Kassel that will cost you a beer!!!!!!!!!
  12. Here are two from my collection. Note the different collar patches
  13. Great research, Karsten! Thanks a lot!!!!! On the german wiki page we can read, which medals he recieved! Here is the page of the 1912 ranklist with his medals:
  14. I checked your photo again. It´s a parade-home-uniform for colonial-troops with the typically collar! If we´d know, when the photo was taken, I could check the ranklists. His rank is Major.