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Grips of death is an excellent thread and covers many areas. This one is re-energised for MG08 specific aspects.

 

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Hi Mark!

Here we have members of two regiments (probably...)

Saxon Inf.Rgt.104 and saxon Inf.Rgt.106

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Good view of the team in the snow!

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Great image of gun cleaning, although the chap in the front does not look too happy.

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Nice view of the schlitten in an alternative position.

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Note front bar with drag loops. Further posts will show differing patterns.

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the whole company?

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Does anyone have photos for comparison of MG battalion troops verses units converted to MG troops?

im not sure I've ever seen a period photo of MG troop uniforms.

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Nice photos

Those early issue mantels [104th Saxon] complete with boards and collar patches, have to be the rarest uniform items I've only luckily owned one 30yrs ago. It was very expensive for the day $1700 ! [Württemberg] I may have seen one in the IWM London but can't remember if it had patches or not [red]. 

Eric

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now the whole company!

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On 3/8/2016 at 02:28, Hoss said:

Nice photos

Those early issue mantels [104th Saxon] complete with boards and collar patches, have to be the rarest uniform items I've only luckily owned one 30yrs ago. It was very expensive for the day $1700 ! [Württemberg] I may have seen one in the IWM London but can't remember if it had patches or not [red]. 

Eric

Eric,

Those collar tabs were discontinued very early in the war. Most of the photos you see with them are coats that were made prewar. You might also notice that the Saxon tabs are field gray with colored piping. The Saxons were the only ones, who wore field gray tabs.

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Showing first pattern water can.

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Note front chest grill

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carry position for the sled.

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Very nice.... how do you come across such nice MGs?

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Hello!

A very nice photo! What is the forearm patch of the standing man? Do you have a close-up, please?

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Andy other experts speak a qualification badge for minenwerfer. I personally do not know but on another web site this was the agreed understanding.

Mark

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Hello Mark!

I´m not sure about Minenwerfer. I´ve never seen a MW patch with oakleafs. They "normally" had their abbreviation.

Is there something written on the reverse?

What about the shoulder strap of the fourth man from the right? A 7?

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Some these men are wearing Blusen, so the insignia can't be the special Minenwerfer sleeve insignia that Andy has shown, as it was only worn for part of the year in 1915. Can we get a closeup of the insignia only?

Chip

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Chip this particular postcard is not mine as people send me all sorts of MG images. I tried cropping and enhancing and it does not get much better!  Did they have 'farrier' specialist badges or range finder qualification badges like the British?

Mark

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