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On ‎24‎.‎08‎.‎2017 at 22:22, LarryT said:

I had a go at colouring the Coastal Artillery photo.

Cheers,

Larry

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Hi Larry!
 Very nice work and nice picture. Thanks for continuing and showing your amazing pictures on the Various Threads of this Forum!

 

Cheers,Morten.

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I thought I would add a little set of photos showing Oath to the Fuhrer ceremonies at the Marine-Kaserne at Wesermunde.

Cheers,

Larry

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Next set on the parade ground.

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The above photo also shows DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) men present with a good shot of their flag pole top.

Cheers,

Larry

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Hi,

during the time in question there were three Marine-Kasernen in Wesermünde. This one shows either the one in Bremerhaven but more likely the one in Lehe with the III. Schiffstammabteilung Nordsee (until 1937) or the 10th Schiffstammabteilung (after that), depending on the date the photo was taken. Today the latter barracks house the city administration of Bremerhaven whereas the former is occupied by a language school and commercial offices. The third one will probably not have seen oath-taking ceremonies, as it was a naval school. From 1935-1940 it was home to the 2nd Unteroffizier-Lehrabteilung. It later became a school for the  engine room personnel of the Kriegsmarine. Today it is still a school for the German Navy.

GreyC

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10 hours ago, GreyC said:

Hi,

during the time in question there were three Marine-Kasernen in Wesermünde. This one shows either the one in Bremerhaven but more likely the one in Lehe with the III. Schiffstammabteilung Nordsee (until 1937) or the 10th Schiffstammabteilung (after that), depending on the date the photo was taken. Today the latter barracks house the city administration of Bremerhaven whereas the former is occupied by a language school and commercial offices. The third one will probably not have seen oath-taking ceremonies, as it was a naval school. From 1935-1940 it was home to the 2nd Unteroffizier-Lehrabteilung. It later became a school for the  engine room personnel of the Kriegsmarine. Today it is still a school for the German Navy.

GreyC

Thanks very much for your very useful information. I must apologise for not giving all the information about the photos. I do this sometimes when I am in a hurry.

The top three were taken at the Kaserne in Bremerhaven. The other photos just have "Marine Kaserne" written on them in the same handwriting.

Cheers,

Larry

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Hi Larry,

the notation clearly is of a much later date. As the naming and renaming of Wesermünde, Geestemünde, Lehe and Bremerhaven is quite complex, I wouldn´t give much for the correctness of the caption/inscription.

Actually, the Kaserne called Wesermünde-Bremerhaven was situated on the border of the harbour which belonged to Bremen and was still called Bremerhaven whereas the living quarters of the former Bremer Bremerhaven belonged to Prussia (Wesermünde) in exchange for territories bordering on the town of Bremen which doubled it´s size, among these cities and villages was Vegesack e.g.

But... anyway. Unless you compare the building structures carefully with reference material, wich is scarce, I wouldn´t want to say for sure where the photos were taken. All three barracks come from the mid thirities and look frustratingly similiar, at least the ones in Wsmd-Brhv and Wsmd-Lehe.

GreyC

Actually,

I am now quite certain it´s Wesermünde Lehe, the Barracks in Wsmd-Brhv did not, to my knowledge, have so much free space around it, on two sides the harbour, the others lined with civil housing.

Compare 3rd photo and 4th in particular. Not the pointed roof to the far right of the modern photo and the open space to the right.

https://www.google.de/search?q=Stadthaus+Bremerhaven&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjz3YaOh4nWAhVMZlAKHT3jCNsQ_AUIDCgD&biw=1440&bih=759&dpr=1.33#imgrc=Z2B4zSEbfPRDQM:

 

http://mapio.net/pic/p-17088206/

GreyC

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Hi,

great photos.

The first one, a Kapitän zur See served in WW1 and in a Freikorps active in the Baltic. He wears the Baltic Cross 1st. class next to his IC I and the Wiederholungsspange of WW2. He might have been a pilot or observer in WW1, but the badge is unfortunately obstructed by his arm.

GreyC

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I agree, great photos, thanks for posting them here.

Here is a photo of a Kontadmiral inspecting Coastal troops.

Cheers,

Larry

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Nice photo showing tropical uniforms in wear. The car is a Mercedes Benz 320. The symbol on the left fender (as far as I know)

shows they served in 4 Marine Kraftwageneinsatzabteilung. More info here. http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nations/373-germany-kriegsmarine/kriegsmarine-landgestuetzte-verbaende/7532-4-marinekraftwageneinsatzabteilung

Cheers,

Larry

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