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Here is a new photo to my collection :cheeky:

A group of gentlemen from 1866? - 1870 War , I will post a couple of zooms so you can better se the medals !

Regards Christer

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Here is the Gentlman i the middle an former Officer?

with 1870 EK II and some other medals !

If you want me to zoom in some of the others just say so and I give it a try , the Epson can really do wonders with old photos :rolleyes:

Christer

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Another Photo from the same group as above , here we have a man from Flieger troopen :cheers:

He has a propeller and number 1 on his shoulderboard.

BUT look at the woman at his side :o What is it on her head ??????

I have several phots with different woman with this interesting hat? Is it the secret German weapon from WW1 :cool:

I´m sure all Englishmen would run away if she entered no mans land .......

Christer

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And what about this guy ? He have a lot of war medals , someone who can recognise them?

Christer

1. Düppel cross

2. Alsen cross

3. Franco prussian war medal 1870/71 for noncombatants

4. Königsgrätz cross

5. 1864 medal

6. Centenar medal

7. bar = Landwehr long service

Regards Seeheld

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Hi,

Great picture of some old vets that knew only victory. They all look really proud, especially the EK2 trager, this was before the EK2 was greatly debased. Maybe the crazy hat is some sort of regional costume?

Regards,

Sam

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Wow , Thanks Seeheld! So the man with the great beard was a vet from 1864 war with

Denmark!! And later non combatant in 1870 war.

I will make some more zooms today and post here , and see if I can make a BIG zoom of the bars on the 1870 medal. And Sambolini probably is on the right track, the hat must be part of some local dresscode.(Any German friend who can share some info about it?) :off topic: I Found out the the Fliger Ersatz Abteilung 1 was stationed first in Berlin 1914 and early 1916 in Altenburg Thüringen so maybe it have some connection to Thüringen?

Christer

Edited by christerd

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Hello,

This very nice photography is ''big enough'' show the wearing of these five ''Spangen'' :

Gravelotte - Saint Privat (August 8th) ; Beaune la Rolande (November 11th) ; Metz (October 27 - capitulation) ; Beaugency Cravant ; and Vionville - Mars la Tour (August 16th - Rézonville).

These bars correspond to the 10th Prussian Army Corps, in addition to the bars Orléans and Le Mans (missing here)..

I have not exhaustive information on this corps, but I have noticed that the Füss-batalion from the 3. Hannover. infantry regiment n° 79 (20th infantry division), has not taken part in the battles of Orléans and Le Mans.

So, that old fogey could be Hannovrian.

Truly Yours

Cussonneau

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Hello,

This very nice photography is ''big enough'' show the wearing of these five ''Spangen'' :

Gravelotte - Saint Privat (August 8th) ; Beaune la Rolande (November 11th) ; Metz (October 27 - capitulation) ; Beaugency Cravant ; and Vionville - Mars la Tour (August 16th - Rézonville).

These bars correspond to the 10th Prussian Army Corps, in addition to the bars Orléans and Le Mans (missing here)..

I have not exhaustive information on this corps, but I have noticed that the Füss-batalion from the 3. Hannover. infantry regiment n° 79 (20th infantry division), has not taken part in the battles of Orléans and Le Mans.

So, that old fogey could be Hannovrian.

Truly Yours

Cussonneau

I suspect the old girls hat is one of Lilenthal's experiments in gliding that went slightly wrong.

Paul

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Hello: Here is a Saxon bar.

Order of Albrecht,Cross; Saxon Commemorative for 1870/71; German Commemorative 1870/71; Kaiser Wilhelm I 100 year.

Bernhard H. Holst

Edited by Bernhard H.Holst

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Hello: And another one.

Bernhard H. Holst

Iron Cross 1870/71 w/25 jubilee; Red Eagle Order 3rd class w/bow; Crown Order 3rd class;Long Service 25 years;Prussian Commemorative w/two battle bars; 100 years Emperor Wilhelm I

Edited by Bernhard H.Holst

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