The Prussian

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  1. 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
  2. Hello! Yes, it´s a fantasctic photo! I can´t say anything to the rifle or the uniform, but note the numnber 1 at the collar. The 1st and 2nd regiment became one regiment in 1862. In 1885 it was divided in 1st and 2nd again, so the earliest date of that photo might be 1885.
  3. Absolutley right ,Chip! Great patch! Worn since may 1919
  4. 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
  5. Ah, ok. The originals will be right! Then he will recieved it th 17th. AKO: 5th Tagesbefehel: 9th recieved: 17th bureaucracy...
  6. The 9th? I really only know the 5th...
  7. 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.
  8. Unbelievable! With that items you´ll rise up into the collectors nirvana! Congrats, mate! But in Kassel that will cost you a beer!!!!!!!!!
  9. 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:
  10. 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.
  11. Another idea! The home-uniform of the colonial troops had the busby-lines on the left side too!
  12. Hi Alex! That can be true. I ain´t got so much knowledge about those lines, but the officers clothing-regulation says: Das Achselband (über etwaigem Ordensband bzw. der Adjutantenschärpe zu tragen) gehört für die General-Adjutanten, Generale à la suite und Flügel-Adjutanten zu jeder Anzugsart und Uniform." That means, the busby-line was worn over the medals ("über Ordensband zu tragen"). That´s for General-Adjutants, Generals à la suite and Wing-Adjutants. The same counts for Adjutants of the royal princes
  13. Is there a date on the reverse? Or any other infos?
  14. Hello! It´s an interesting photo! To me (I´m not sure for 100%) it could be an adjutant of one of the royal princes. But why does he wear his busby lines on his left side???????
  15. Hello! Here are some uniform details of the Freiwillige Krankenpflege:
  16. There was no Gerbigs-Artillerie-Kanonen-Batterie Nr.10. The Gebirgs-Batterie 10 was a bavarian one. Set-up in june 1915, mobile since july 1915. Together with prussian Geb.Bttr.9, bav.Geb.Bttr.1 (later württ. Geb.Bttr.11) and prussian Geb.Bttr.18 it formed the Gebirgs-Artillerie-Abteilung 3. Gebirgs-Batterien (first they were called Gebirgs-Kanonen-Batterien) were parts of Gebirgs-Artillerie-Abteilungen. The term "Gebirgs-Artillerie-Kanonnen-Batterie" officially did not exist. Maybe they were named so erroneously in private letters.
  17. Hello KMB! One can´t say that, because the EW was allowed to wear, but it´s not specified, which one it was. We have seen different EW on photos. I haven´t seen a DÖAV in wear, but that doesn´t mean, there were none of them. Note the postcard of the bav. Pi.Kp. 102 where you can see a DÖAV EW!
  18. That´s a good size. I´ve got a similar one
  19. Hello! I´d like to show you Hindenburg at a visit at Feldflieger-Abt. 14 in 1916. We also see an austrian and a turkish officer. The austrian is from a Landwehrgebirgs unit. He also wears an Edelweiß. The man with the tschako probably has shoulder boards from a Telegraphen unit (T) and the Ulan wears probably a 9. Do you agree? Who could be the observer? Thanks a lot!
  20. One can say, "the smaller, the younger". WW1 era mostly had 4cm, later 3cm
  21. Which diametre is it please?
  22. Hello Dave! Julius Winkelsesser could be right! Ldw.Inf.Rgt.13 belonged to the 13th Ldw.Div. Their battles around winter 17/18 were: 21.6.17-31.1.18: Battles of the Siegfriend-Line (2nd army) 1.1.18-20.3.18: Trenchbattles at St. Quentin and at the Oise (2nd army) That division belonged to the Oise-Group (XVII.Army Corps), which was located south-east of St. Quentin, which matches with Fay-le-Noyer! In the attached map, Fay-le-Noyer is somewhere in the word "Oise" between Sissy and Nouvion-Catillon. I don´t know, why the map appeares twice... Julius Winkelsesser was not mentioned in the ranklist of 1904, but since 1908 he was in the Landwehr-district Detmold, so he was an active officer between 1905 and 1907 (unfortunately I don´t have the ranklists of 1905, 1906 and 1907 ; I´ll get the 1906 next week) Attached is the list of the Oise-Group (page of Ldw.Inf.Rgt.15) of march 1918 But the reverses were helpful... Great work, Dave!
  23. Hello! Fay-le-Noyer was (is) a small village in the departement Aisne, southeast of St. Quentin. That doesn´t match with Mitau... The Inf.Rgt.55 (Lippe-Detmold) was from middle to end of may 1917 at the Aisne (50km southeast of Fay-le-Noyer. The IR55 and the Res.IR55 hadn´t been in the east... Could you please show us the reverses of both cards?,+02240+Surfontaine,+Frankreich/@49.7454678,3.48877,15.58z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e830943cc34901:0x83a3df11321c5df8!8m2!3d49.744426!4d3.493088 To photo 2. That was the 1.Landsturm-Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon Saargemünd (XXI.6) It stood in Magdeburg.
  24. Hello! It would be better to show all details. Unit, rank etc. So we could check, if such a name is marked in a regimental history or in the casualty lists. The work would be much, much easier