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  1. Hello Mary! I don´t understand one thing... He should have lived in PA since 1884, right? But then he could not have worn that uniform, because the "FF" came out in 1887. Or did he leave the US to serve in the german army for three years? Here is the uniform from that regiment.
  2. Hello! The cypher upon the shoulder strap (FF for Friedrich Franz) was introduced in july 1887. A "III" was added in april 1901. Because of the style of the reverse I assume the photo was taken in the early 90s.
  3. Hello! The uniform shows 17th Dragoon-Regiment (17.Dragoner-Regiment) from Ludwigslust. It was the 1st dragoon-regiment from Mecklenburg.
  4. Well, there is also a book in german language, but 50% of the book seems to be non-military stuff... I´m not sure, if I should buy it https://www.amazon.de/Die-Griechen-Görlitz-1916-1919-Geschichtswissenschaft/dp/3732904148
  5. Hello! I´ d like to ID the officers of the photos. Any ideas? I think the Generaladjutant is v. Plessen, isn´t he? The officer right of him (2nd photo) could be russian or bulgarian. Thanks a lot, mates!
  6. Hello! This one? Top left: http://www.semon.fr/DECORATIONS_GRECE.htm#
  7. Hello! That seems to be right. Hatzopoulus was commander of the IV.Army Corps and Karakollos was commander of Kawala. Or do I mix something? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioannis_Hatzopoulos https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=101026
  8. Hello! I´m not quite sure. According to ranklist 1914 he had: RAO3 with bow and crown KO3 Johanniter (knight) SA3: saxon Albrecht knightcross 1.class GE2b: greek saviour commander cross GV3: britain Victoria commander cross RA2: russian St. Annen medal 2. class
  9. Ah, ok, I haven´t seen the entry of Thorstens page. I mentioned Grevenbroich because of #2, "Grevenbruch bei Köln". That must be Grevenbroich. But in fact, that info is wrong, so we have Grevenbrück near Siegen.
  10. Hello! Is "Siegen" proofed? There is also a "Grevenbroich" , 32km west of Köln (Cologne). Grevenbroich is pronounced: "Grevenbrooch", the "ch" is a laryngeal sound, like it´s used in the arab language. Click on the speaker underneath "Aussprache": https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Grevenbroich
  11. Hello! Austrians and germans in a "Sturmtrupp" exercise! "Sturmtruppenlehr-Kursus der D.S.A." (D.S.A. = Deutsche Süd-Armee)
  12. Hello! Thank you very, very much for your help! The info about the greek officer is great! I coud´t believe. one could identify him! Super work, mates!!!! Did you know, that when in Thessaloniki parts of the Greek troops ran over to the Entente, one was afraid that the Greek IV corps in Kavala could act the same way? It follows from this that the OHL, in agreement with the Bulgarian army leadership, established links with the corps in order to "evacuate" it. The leader of the Greek Corps agreed that the soldiers should be treated as guests and allowed to keep their weapons. This was granted and the Greeks (nearly 7000 men) were transported to Görlitz on September 15, 1916, where they officially stayed until 1919 and some even settled there and still have descendants there today! The IV Corps Staff: Kavala (4.Kav.Rgt., 7.Feldart.Rgt., 4.Pi.Rgt., 4.Trsp.Btl., 4.San.Btl.) 5.Div.: Dráma (22.Inf.Rgt., 3/37 Cretan Rgt., 5.Geb.Art.Btl.) 6.Div.: Séres (Inf.Rgt.16-18, 6.Geb.Art.Btl.) 7.div.: Kavála (Inf.Rgt.19-20, 2/21 Cretan Rgt., 7.Geb.Art.Btl.) Note "3/37 Cretan Rgt.". means: 3rd Cretan Regiment (serial number 37) Organizational: The Greek army consisted of 5 army corps with 14 divisions. A corps usually consisted of one Kav.Rgt. (480 men, with 4 Eskadrons with 120 men each), one Art.Rgt. with four battalions (V.Korps only three battalions), each with three batteries of 153 men, one Pioneer-Rgt. with six companies (V.Korps only 1 battalion with 4 companies), one Trsp.Btl. with 3 Kp. (V.Korps only 2 Kp.), one San.Btl. One division consisted of three Inf.Rgt. (5.Div. only two) to three battalions with 1045 men each (each battalion had three Kp. with 253 men), plus one MG-train. In addition there was one Btl. each with three batteries of 103 men each). Altogether there were 41 infantry regiments, 33 of them line regiments, five "Evzone" (Elite) regiments and three Cretan regiments.
  13. Yes! It would be nice to have a collection of their different battles...
  14. Hello! I want to introduce my medal of bravery of the german 238th Inf.Div. from 1917. The were two classes. 2nd class like this in 37mm, and a 1st class in 50mm This one went to a Musketier Bork of 11./Inf.Rgt. 465 for bravery in the night at Roeux in june 1917
  15. That's right! I have seen them in forums or magazines but never for sale.
  16. Hello! Anymore examples of medals like this, please?
  17. The Prussian

    Unknown German Soldier - photo

    You are absolutely right. My fault. I just saw the shoulder stripes. So he wears a 07/10 tunic with M15 shoulder boards. Thanks for the correction! I wrote it sunday, 7am, with a little headache...
  18. The Prussian

    Unknown German Soldier - photo

    Hello! Lindau i.B. means Lindau in Bayern (Bavaria) In Lindau was the staff, the I. and the III.Bataillon of bavarian 20th Infantry Regiment. He wears the Bluse M15 with white piped shoulder straps = infantry
  19. Hello! In this case you could translate "über" with "superior". So it will be a "Superior-Material-Battle".
  20. Hello! Ranklist 1895 Korps-Arzt XIII. württem. Armeekorps: Generalarzt 1.Kl. Dr. v. Fichte (rank as Generalmajor), he also was chef of military medic detachment in the war-ministry Assistenz-Arzt 1.Kl. Dr. Hopfengärtner, same corps Promoted to Stabsarzt Sept.12, 1895 Ranklist 1897 No entry for v. Fichte Hopfengärtner: Stabsrarzt in Gren.Rgt. 119 Sorty, I don´t have a ranklist of 1896
  21. Hello! Yes, of course! I believe in you. I´m stil trying to identify that officer. I know, there were around 34 argentinian officers in germany in that time. Unfortunately I don´t know anyone who owns the regimental history. Maybe this one will help: http://bibliotecadigital.uca.edu.ar/repositorio/revistas/oficiales-ejercito-argentino-alemania.pdf But my spanish is limited on words I can use in a bar or a restaurant...
  22. Hello! This photo shows the officers of Inf.Rgt.87 from 1909. The reverse is written with the names of the officers. N°18 is marked as "Japaner" (Japanese). Is it really a japanese? I´m not sure because of the cap. Did they have a cockade and such a star like this? Thanks a lot!
  23. Óla! Muchas gracias! But my man wears a coat, so we can´t see his regular uniform. From which book is the plate taken, please?
  24. Hard to say... It could be grey or light grey-green... I am 50. What do younger eyes see?