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Odulf

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  1. Obviously during the war, friends and family served in one of the many military branches or in some other uniformed organisation. When they met, it was fun to put as many different uniforms in one studio portrait as possible. Here are some from my collection, do you have more to show?
  2. A tragic double portrait of two brothers,who were both KIA in 1944, a Oberjäger der Gebirgsjäger and Reichsbahn (Corporal of the Mountain Troops with Railways Official). A decorated NCO of the Mountain Troops with his girl, a Heeres-Nachrichten-Helferin (Army-Signals-Auxiliary)
  3. Ersatz-Seebataillon (Replenishment Naval Infantry Batn.) M.I.R. = Marine-Infanterie-Regiment
  4. From the Ehrenrangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine (Imperial Naval Honours List), p/1137 Schweim, Otto, born 19.10.1894 13.01.1917 Lieut.d.Res. der Marineinfanterie Entered Jan, 1915 May 1915 - I. E.S.B. Sep. 1918. M.I.R. POw in England until the end of war 21.01.1920 to Reserve-List
  5. ... der Nordsee. Please note my reactions #58 & 59 from 13-06-2013 about the stripe on the knot of the silk.
  6. The Seeberufsfachschule was a training establishment for future Merchant Navy personel. Before more tallies of this institute are shown
  7. he reminds me of Lütjens, but this guy is a Leutnant z.S. and Lütjens was promoted Oberleutnant z.S. in 1913....
  8. Can any of the tank buffs identify this tank, please?
  9. As it seems we are of about the same age, gents, but I have no intention to stop collecting at 65.... Publishing a such book is not an easy task. Take for example the excellent book about German tallies 1815-1918, by Bernd Wedeking and Markus Bodeux, that's a life time job, a vocation! Perhaps a job for when we are retired. But I'll support every realistic initiative comng about. Cheers!
  10. Two photos from China (early 20th Century) showing men wearing the tally MATROSENARTILLERIE KIAUTSCHOU on the all white sailor's hat as worn in the Far East.
  11. As annex to the thread Kriegsmarine tallies in wear, post here your photos of Imperial Navy sailors. Starting with an early tally of the Aviso GREIF, without the prefix S.M.S. The prefix was introduced in June 1890. A Funker (Wireless-Operator) of the 1. MINEN-ABTEILUNG (1st Coy. Mine Sweeper Batallion.). The Minen-Abteilung was established 1 June 1907.
  12. Like his British counterparts, the German sailor was a Jack of all trades. Here we see a naval black smith's workshop of the Heavy Artillery in Flanders, in 1916. The cap tally SCHWERE-KORPSARTILLERIE (introduced 15-05-1915) is visible. The woorden shield reads "Kriegsjahr 1914.15.16 // Schmiede // Schweren Korps Artillerie" Later, two Naval Corps Heavy Artillery Regiments were formed, below a tally of the 1st Regiment (total length of the text = 42 cm!). Perhaps of interest to know that the Original owner of this tally served subsequently in the Marine-Artillerie of the Reichsmarine and the Kriegsmarine.
  13. Torpedo & Mine Service Men of the Torpedo-Abteilung en Minenwesen dressed as seamen were issued cap tallies with gilt letters, but per A.C.O. of 12 April 1887 it was also ordered that they would be recognized by a red piping around the top of their hat and around their collar tabs. The P.O.s Torpedomaat and Torpedo-Obermaat are to be recognized by white metal buttons, a red piping and a cap tally with silver letters. On the white cap cover no coloured piping is worn. A nice hand coloured photo showing a seaman of the Torpedo Branch, wearing the cap tally TORPEDOBOOTS - HALBFLOTTILLE. [1] A.C.O. van 12-04-1887
  14. This is my (rough and rapid) translation Larry While I served in the Reichsmarine and Kriegsmarine.docx
  15. Very nice picure, with the ship's commandant, KzZ (late Vadm) Paul Wever (1893-1944)
  16. Thank you Martin! The Reichsbanh guy is a Rangierer (Shunting Service)
  17. Here's one from my collection, London Scottish officers in the early 1920s
  18. That's a nice one Morten, enclosed a photo of the Signals School in Mürwick
  19. Kriegsmarine & Gebirgs-Jäger A family-portrait: Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, Deutsche Reichsbahn (German Railways) [for some strange reason the programme twists my pictures ]
  20. Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine--Flugmelde-Abteilung, SA Army, Air Force, Navy Air-Observers Unit (scarce!), SA (note the large party eagle on the cap)
  21. Interesting photo Larry. I think the KzS inspecting, is Hermann von Bredow, he was Kdr of the 5. SStA from 1 Jan. until 11 Apr 1939, and before (from 20 Aug 1937) Kdr of the I. Marine-Ergänzungs-Abteilung (also in Eckernforde). Von Bredow was promoted Konteradmiral (1.11.42) and commanding Coastal Forces (Kdt. Seeverteidigung) in Northern Norway.
  22. New arrival: TeNo Gruppe Luftwaffe (wearing the Luftwaffe Fliegerbluse and Lw side cap with Lw eagle and Lw belt buckle), dated 1941, left a TeNo-Scharführer and right a TeNo-Vormann.
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