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Chip   

Chris,

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

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Stuka f   
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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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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dond   

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

Congrats.

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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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Bayern   

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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Stuka f   
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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GreyC   

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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Bayern   

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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Another Leib Regiment Stein, this for the Leiber association, it has a nice version of the member rosette on the lid, the design on the Stein is the same as the one on the membership certificate. The Name Ludwig Ganser is engraved in the rim, the joined in August 1914.Leib1.thumb.jpg.57f19c318c11fd649e48694cf25a26c7.jpgLeib2.thumb.jpg.575b5eaba5fd28ec35c186ece4d2c73d.jpgLeib3.thumb.jpg.5e598e39ccf18be6b517f94036d5aba8.jpgLeib4.thumb.jpg.ead1dc7b66bcb96eec72e00a80f17bd8.jpg

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