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Hi Gents

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tony

 

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Hi gents

posted home 1908

hungarian pioneer battalion

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tony

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Posted (edited)

Hi Gents

some photos of the same man pasted over feldpost sent to ‘Karl Saudner’(?) IR4 11.komp.

Dates of cards (not pics) 1913 - 1916

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A beauty...

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tony

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Farkas , The man portrayed was first a kadettfeldwebel then an ensign ad later a lieutenant

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Hi Bayern

First Thanks again....

I had googled fahnrich before and found out it was a rank not a name!

please could you tell me what the 'ensign' rank you mention is?  perhaps does it mean no longer a cadet but 'full' rank?

you,ve commented on pics of my grandfather before who seems to have followed a similar course through the ranks....

tony

22 hours ago, Bayern said:

Farkas , The man portrayed was first a kadettfeldwebel then an ensign ad later a lieutenant

 

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15 minutes ago, Farkas said:

Hi Bayern

First Thanks again....

I had googled fahnrich before and found out it was a rank not a name!

please could you tell me what the 'ensign' rank you mention is?  perhaps does it mean no longer a cadet but 'full' rank?

you,ve commented on pics of my grandfather before who seems to have followed a similar course through the ranks....

tony

 

tony ,ensign is the english equivalent to fahnrich. and yes into theKuK Army the fahnrich was a rank .upper to NCOs and lower to the leutnant 

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top man Bayern... thanks

t.

 

3 minutes ago, Bayern said:

tony ,ensign is the english equivalent to fahnrich. and yes into theKuK Army the fahnrich was a rank .upper to NCOs and lower to the leutnant 

 

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Hello tony ,So you have understanded , first KF then Fahnrich and then Leutnant 

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Hello Bayern

thank you yes...

ive even written it down!

But I know I’ve got a lot to learn!

 

Please tell me can you tell that from the pictures? Or is it from the additional info from the card addresses?

I wonder - do you remember one of my first posts describing a supposed major general’s uniform which in fact was a majors uniform??

I spent weeks getting that one wrong!

tony

10 minutes ago, Bayern said:

Hello tony ,So you have understanded , first KF then Fahnrich and then Leutnant 

 

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On 26/07/2018 at 01:07, Farkas said:

Hi Gents

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Hi gents

A few more that go with the above....

Three pics of artillery pieces 

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First two are out of action.

I don’t know if they are Austrian or Italian perhaps?

Breech blocks missing on both.

First appears to have sustained battle damage

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Second one looks like the barrel has been cut off.

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this third pic is I believe of a skoda 20.5cm

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tony

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Tony, As far as I know, Škoda did not make a 20,5cm mörser.  Your photo is a Škoda 30,5 cm Mörser M11.

See here: http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html#

The other two are heavy guns in fortress mounts.  Heavy fortress guns are always difficult to identify; it's helpful to know which fortress or the country.  For example, in Grodno, the Russians mounted Japanese guns.  Sometimes they are also naval guns for coastal defense mounted in fortresses.

The gun if the bottom photo of Post #37 is a 76,5mm Feldkanone; which model year is difficult to see (there are three possible: M05, M17, M18. The later M17/18 models are the most likely).

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Hi IrishGunner

I forgot to thank you for your comments on the heavy gun pics so... thank you, it’s always appreciated...

and, as you ‘gently’ reminded me, the mortar is a 30.5cm and not a 20.5cm as I had labelled it....

thanks again

tony

On 05/08/2018 at 14:57, IrishGunner said:

Tony, As far as I know, Škoda did not make a 20,5cm mörser.  Your photo is a Škoda 30,5 cm Mörser M11.

See here: http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles.html#

The other two are heavy guns in fortress mounts.  Heavy fortress guns are always difficult to identify; it's helpful to know which fortress or the country.  For example, in Grodno, the Russians mounted Japanese guns.  Sometimes they are also naval guns for coastal defense mounted in fortresses.

The gun if the bottom photo of Post #37 is a 76,5mm Feldkanone; which model year is difficult to see (there are three possible: M05, M17, M18. The later M17/18 models are the most likely).

 

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Hi gents

sadly the front of this one is faded.

Overcoats, rifles and entrenching tool are hung up in the background....

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After adjusting it a bit.....

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I think the man on the left is on a field telephone

tony

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Uncle Gyulu wants to know from Aladar, how his Grandmother (probably Aladar´s) managed the trip to Ödenburg (Sopron).

GreyC

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Hi Gents

and hi GreyC....

Thank you, thats really cool...

my family and friends think I’m mad collecting these things I can’t read but it’s so much fun when, as now, something clicks!

GreyC, i has not ‘sussed’ it was signed as

uncle Gyulu

I had thought it was the senders first and last name.

But was confused that at the top it has been pencilled with

Gyulu Nagy

Now - it makes sense! Cool....

Thanks again GreyC

——//-//-//

while i’m here...

feldpost home from someone in my favourite regiment!

KuK Infanterie Regiment No.83

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Hungarian so double trouble to read...

And

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sadly nothing on the reverse.

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hope you like gents

tony

 

 

15 hours ago, GreyC said:

Uncle Gyulu wants to know from Aladar, how his Grandmother (probably Aladar´s) managed the trip to Ödenburg (Sopron).

GreyC

 

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I may have missed an earlier post.  Why is KuK Inf. Rgt. 83 your favorite?

 

And I've not seen before the artist rendition "Erstuermung einer russ. Batterie" ... I like that one.  It's difficult to find RPPC with a Russian theme that are not "crazy" priced.  And an artillery connection.  Very nice.

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14 hours ago, IrishGunner said:

It's difficult to find RPPC with a Russian theme that are not "crazy" priced.

Hi,

here is a photo of German-Russian fraternization after the armistice. Note the German band and the photo-camera on the left.

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Hi Gents

Hi Bayern, GreyC, IrishGunner

(Alphabetical order!)

21 hours ago, IrishGunner said:

I may have missed an earlier post.  Why is KuK Inf. Rgt. 83 your favorite?

I’m glad you asked!

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When I was a lad my Dad used to buy militaria at antique shops etc. I still do but as a random hoarder still...

When I found eBay a few years ago I started collecting my pics... in particular these Austro Hungarian group shots.

Reason was that anyone of them could have been (in theory!) my Grandfather. And if not then they were still someone else’s.

I only had a few photos of him and they were from the 1950’s and 60’s. I had nothing of him any younger. I wouldnt recognise him if I saw him in one.

i always knew he had fought in the Austro Hungarian army... and survived the war of course. My mum recalls, in her youth, when my dad introduced them, she asked him over dinner...”did you ever kill anyone?” He didn’t answer...

The story my Dad told me goes that there was a box of photos that showed his war. He carried a camera throughout and many were graphic. Friend and foe dead included....

My Nan hated them but my Grandfather still had them when he died in 1968.

Sadly before my Dad could claim them, she destroyed them. He said she burnt them immediately.  He wasn’t happy!

So fast forward- just two years ago I find an envelope at my mums with his ID card, the badge, half a dozen studio cards and the platoon photo shown above.... They had survived the purge. I guess being Rppc they were not in the box.

Treasure indeed and precisely the things I collected already. I couldn’t believe it.

I guess my Dad wisely decided to keep them safe from me. He probably had shown me them once upon a time but I can’t recall.

So that’s the short version!

i don’t need much encouragement to share his story. Lost but now found - and now it can’t be lost again thanks to this forum. 

Hope you like the photo.

its absolutely my favourite!

cheers all

tony

(Anthony George Farkas)

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Hi Farkas,

thanks for sharing your story with us. Do you know if your Grandpa was ever wounded?

GreyC

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Thanks GreyC...

i thought I might have gone on a bit!

 

Not wounded as far as i’m aware...

tony

 

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