Markgraf

Hungarian Sailor in the Kaiserliche Marine?

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An interesting postcard: a German sailor, on the cap tally can be read the name of his ship: SMS BERLIN. The postcard was made in Hamburg.

However, the card was written on Hungarian language. The adress is Mágocs, a village in Hungary, Baranya county. According the wiki, the inhabitants of the village were Germans (cca. 78%).

The name of the sender: Dani(el) Tillschmeister(?). 

Was it common, that Austro-Hungarian citizens were served in the German Armed Forces during the WWI?

Thanks!

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There were large numbers of Hungarian sailors with various merchant ships as Fiume was a major port with a large Hungarian population (several members of the Carpathia's crew (the ship which rescued survivors of the Titanic) were registered in Fiume). It is conceivable that he was on a merchant ship in a German port at the outbreak of hostilities and therefore joined the Kriegsmarine

Paul

 

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On 11/13/2016 at 05:30, Markgraf said:

Was it common, that Austro-Hungarian citizens were served in the German Armed Forces during the WWI?

 

We know that at least one Austrian from Braunau am Inn joined the German army. ;) 

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Chip: :D:hitler::D

Paul: Good theory...I'll check. Thanks!

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