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Here is another photo I can only caption as "Wet Feet"

wet feet.jpeg

A commercially sold photo/postcard showing an unusual view of trench construction. 

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The photo of what appears to be Saxon Troops standing in water is very interesting. The NCO to the left looks to have special trousers unless they are completely soaked. 

The NCO in he middle looks complacent  

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ccj. I looked at the original with a magnifying glass and cannot read the shoulder straps.  There is nothing on the back. 

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The soldier on the right appears to be wearing a 2 button Saxon cuff tunic.

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In the commercial postcard, most of the rifles are second line Kommisiongewehr M1888 (probably the upgraded 1888/05).

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3 hours ago, Douglas Jr. said:

In the commercial postcard, most of the rifles are second line Kommisiongewehr M1888 (probably the upgraded 1888/05).

Hi,

Soem regiments, early in the war, when transfering from the Western to Eastern Front had tzo leave their G98 behind and were kitted out with G88 for their fighting on the eastern front. This was true not just for Landwehr etc. but also for fuly active units.

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Very nice photo Chris...

I'm sitting on the porch drinking a triple scotch on a beautiful 80° sunny day wondering why there isn't much activity on the forum. Summer is nearing and I suppose some people have better things than to participate. I'm reading Sherlock Holmes and maintaining watch over new post. 

I've seen many nice photos on eBay lately but have lost every one of them...

 

 

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Gents, 

I hope all is well and I'll see about finding more pictures to keep this thread going. 

Regards,

Joel

 

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Hi,

may I jump in?

No further infos available, but I think interesting enough with rifle-stand and some kind of thrower? Also metal blends with loops.

GreyC

20032017 31a.jpg

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Grey, 

I thank you so much for the addition!  All are welcome and lets please keep this thread going! :)

 

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Hi all,

Here are some photos, in a same album.

(A1)

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(A2)

A-P56-2.thumb.jpg.598e7066e1df01bc32dff8297272d84f.jpg

 

(A3)

A-P56-5.thumb.jpg.61b7c6983c6a0a9af439ff6bdfa8c29b.jpg

 

(A4)

P23-2.thumb.jpg.090acddbe35d12a53ebeebf7a87161cb.jpg

 

(A5)

P51-3.thumb.jpg.e5b0a023b35e48330d7081ad809903d7.jpg5906fe557ed32_P51-3-dtail.thumb.jpg.4d6a4fb597d39fe65fdc3654f380e699.jpg

 

(A6)

P56-1.thumb.jpg.6dd1dbb4fcc7296719027cca97382708.jpg

 

Stephan

In another album :

(B1)

A1-Schutzengraben.thumb.jpg.8ea2e8b40fb391796f25e0c813aaa978.jpg

 

(B2)

A2.thumb.jpg.1699bd3657cdadd56c2d0a54b2b63d18.jpg

 

(B3)

A3-ein-periskop-in-Schutzen.thumb.jpg.9b392956673882a4a9372ba305e6d9ef.jpg

 

(B4)

A26.thumb.jpg.cc4eb90686d94c27889e73ca949da0ba.jpg

 

(B5)

A28.thumb.jpg.673ed0426a75e696e11a49aec4ea04a3.jpg

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Hi,

for those not familiar with German photo A4: Gunposition point 148 Connay (Geschützstellung Höhe 148 Connay)

GreyC

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10 minutes ago, GreyC said:

Hi,

for those not familiar with German photo A4: Gunposition point 148 Connay (Geschützstellung Höhe 148 Connay)

GreyC

Exactly, you are right.

Various other photos :

(1)

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(2)

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(3)

cpa5-bis.thumb.JPG.e19f0c3f63ae8d6191cab13955e60b86.JPG

 

(4)

Bato_2013_01_04_0052.thumb.JPG.df7cd0b3c290e19b77796047fa8b779c.JPG

 

(5)

Bato_2013_01_04_0084.thumb.JPG.56224cb9341e68348c4c128f6e257af1.JPG

 

(6)

Bato_2013_01_04_0098-red.thumb.jpg.95d3c982d7a7d68b07d2cfc968e1b79d.jpg

 

(7)

Bato_2013_01_04_0102.thumb.JPG.719c656cdfa8f8c6341d17bf5fe1247a.JPG

 

Stephan

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I´ve got four more...

The last one I´d call "Just back from the front"

Inf.Rgt. 25 (Stahlhelm, Handgranaten).JPG

unbekannt (Grabenschild, Stahlhelm).JPG

Inf.Rgt. 70 (Soldaten unter Gasmaske).JPG

Inf.Rgt. 116 (Gruppe nach Kampf, hess. Koppelschloß).JPG

Edited by The Prussian

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Another album.

(C1)

album3-2.thumb.jpg.fc67df3951cd91e15951235c45922336.jpg

 

(C2)

album7-2.thumb.jpg.8ca97e517b5a1dc93d2a18f2f85a5a70.jpg

 

(C3)

album10-6.thumb.jpg.387122c5db3b3744b5355dbf3b63090f.jpg

 

(C4)

album10-7-bis.thumb.JPG.8690d5e75e8b7e018660ef6e8b9fb160.JPG

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Private Joker didn´t have a war-face, but the left gunner has...5916e1cbf2513_208_Inf_Div.(StrichdivisionRes_Inf_Rgt.65MG08).thumb.JPG.057cc5aad322b45dc448feee1aedc089.JPG

 

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208.Inf.Div. (Strichdivision, Res.Inf.Rgt.65, MG 08).JPG

Edited by The Prussian

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A war face??? That is the Face of a guy driving to work, knowing his wife is using the computer to order Birthday presents for the kids.... and not being able to remember if he had erased his Browser History before he left home that morning...... :-)

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