Chris Boonzaier

Sometimes a little coincidence....

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ID: 1   Posted

.... makes an Ebay buy that much sweeter....... :-)

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ID: 2   Posted

Chris,

What are you talking about? Is this another of your cryptic goosechases? :wacky:

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???

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7 hours ago, Chip said:

Chris,

What are you talking about? Is this another of your cryptic goosechases? :wacky:

Must be! ;-)

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Yup indeedy..... I have some München Beer in the Fridge and am waiting for the mailman......leib.thumb.jpg.09b0e7c6760047dbe75f02a0c1b87ba0.jpg

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ID: 6   Posted

A party with the mailman?

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3 hours ago, Stuka f said:

A party with the mailman?

When it comes to Militaria.... the Mailman is my "dealer"!

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Nachname:

Winkelblech

Vorname:

Eugen

Dienstgrad:

Unteroffizier

Todes-/Vermisstendatum:

20.08.1914

 

Lamfrimbolle

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The mug arrived today! As always, I have a beer from the regiments Garrison town before consigning the mug to a secure shelf....l1.thumb.jpg.905e2b1a564574b3f4bdfe6e5aab8621.jpgl2.thumb.jpg.658235ffe615d2a7f50b915acca33fe7.jpgl3.jpg.ceedd06c5e7c3ff5e366c2117e39fd69.jpgl4.thumb.jpg.34ee17d037ac76c871008d124091d17d.jpgl5.thumb.jpg.ba0402b0589029e64b8b636a256e91ec.jpgl6.jpg.ab5ca429ae88a102aff1aa4ffaffa90a.jpg

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ID: 10   Posted

Beautiful addition Chris, congrats!

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22 minutes ago, Dansson said:

Beautiful addition Chris, congrats!

Told you so ! :-)

Winkelblech was killed in the battle for Saarburg on the 20th of August 1914. The photo above shows his company marching in the town after the battle....

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ID: 12   Posted

Great catch, especially when you know the history of the owner.

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ID: 13   Posted

The history behind the man makes the item much more special.

Congrats.

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ID: 14   Posted

oh boy.... once that ball starts rolling it is hard to stop it... who says lightning does not strike twice!!!

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ID: 15   Posted

Great find, Chris!  Unrelated question: is the mounted soldier in your photograph Black?  Or is that just my aging eyes and the photoreproduction of my cheesy laptop? 

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Peter : I think that the mounted man is an officer ,almost certainly a Hauptmann . and so impossible to be black . to me the man exhibes a brutal sun tanning ,produced by many days marching under the heavy sun of the european summer. i had seen other photos of officers and men resting without headgear and the contrast between the colour of the brow with the rest of the face is notable .

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ID: 17   Posted

I think it must be Oblt. Freiherr on Bechtolsheim, commanding the 7th Company,

 

best

Chris

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ID: 18   Posted

Hmmmmmmmm..... Friday evening I should be enjoying what is basically an "almost 50" year olds only shot of playing with a set of twins.... :-)

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ID: 19   Posted

Hmmmmm .... will the postie make my day today?????

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ID: 20   Posted

On 2017-5-29 at 22:51, Bayern said:

Peter : I think that the mounted man is an officer ,almost certainly a Hauptmann . and so impossible to be black . to me the man exhibes a brutal sun tanning ,produced by many days marching under the heavy sun of the european summer. i had seen other photos of officers and men resting without headgear and the contrast between the colour of the brow with the rest of the face is notable .

Check out; Africans in The German Army at;

http://www.blackpresence.co.uk/remembrance-day-black-asian-soldiers-in-ww1/

 

BTW nice mug! ;-)

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ID: 21   Posted

Hi,

see here, too:

http://feldgrau.pytalhost.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?35648-Afro-Husar-welches-Regiment&highlight=farbiger

 

http://feldgrau.pytalhost.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?34524-farbiger-Freikorpsk%E4mpfer&highlight=farbiger

GreyC

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ID: 22   Posted

Hello : All right , black men served in the imperial german Army , not only in the Schutztruppen . but not as officers , at most as kettle drummer , musicians or bandmaster , and the man with dark face pictured is a officer and mounted what implies he is at least a kompaniefuhrer, 

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ID: 23   Posted

I wouldn't know...

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