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Hi all,

I've been wanting to share some of Kleinmann's photo's I have for some time but never gotten round to it, until now. The ones I want to share with you are some pre-ww1 photo's and some ww1 photo's. I'd like to start with some nice studio photos. I've actually also just noticed, it looks like the first studio photos are stamped "1901" and "190(2)?". Difficult to see.

Kleinmann 1.jpg

Up next are some photo's from 1914/1915 from his time in Givet, Belgium. I haven't been able yet to find this door in Givet via Google street view. If anyone knows, please post.

Kleinmann 2A.jpg

Kleinmann 2B.jpg

Again, somewhere in Givet. Any translation of the names possible?

Kleinmann 3A.jpg

Kleinmann 3B.jpg

Kleinmann is the one in the back of the car wearing the goggles. On the Engine Hood cover it looks like it says "Mariembourg", which could be correct since Mariembourg and Givet are only a short distance from each other, and Mariembourg happens to have a railway junction. Looks to be again a different building in Givet. Does anyone know what type of car this is?

Kleinmann 4A.jpg

Kleinmann 4B.jpg

lastly some photos from 1917 of him in his office in Bucharest, Romania, as a Betriebsleiter der Militäreisenbahndirektion Bukarest. I've always liked the classic set up of these offices, so different from modern offices :)

Kleinmann 5A.jpg

Kleinmann 5B.jpg

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Dear Drspeck,

a lovely group, do my eyes deceive me, or do I see a second ribbon under the EK-ribbon in the last two pictures? I think I can also see 2 little loops for a small ribbonbar.

Kind regards, Laurentius

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16 minutes ago, laurentius said:

Dear Drspeck,

a lovely group, do my eyes deceive me, or do I see a second ribbon under the EK-ribbon in the last two pictures? I think I can also see 2 little loops for a small ribbonbar.

Kind regards, Laurentius

Hi Laurentius,

Thanks for your reply. You are right, I hadn't noticed that before, there are 2 ribbons and loops for a ribbon bar. Here's a closeup.

Regards. Peter

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Very interesting photos. Some info about his Career Pre-1933:

 

After studying engineering at the Technical Universities of Berlin and Hanover, he worked in the railway directorates Elberfeld, Strasbourg and Saarbrücken. In the First World War Kleinmann was deployed on the German eastern front; from 1916 on he was the manager of the Military Railway Directorate Bucharest.

 

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Hi,

though I have difficulties deciphering all, I´ll give you what I can make out so far:

1.) Vati/father Givet 1914

2.) Vati (Hauptmann); Betr[iebs] Ing[enieur] [=operations engineer] ??ampel; ??? Bmstr [Betriebsmeister/head of operations] Hoffmann; Amtsgehilfe [clerk] Betriebsamt Givet 1914/15 (Belgien)

3.) Betriebsamt Givet 1914/15

4.) Dein Schwager Will z.[ur] Z.[eit] Bukarest 1917

5.) Rumänien 1917

GreyC

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1 hour ago, GreyC said:

Hi,

though I have difficulties deciphering all, I´ll give you what I can make out so far:

1.) Vati/father Givet 1914

2.) Vati (Hauptmann); Betr[iebs] Ing[enieur] [=operations engineer] ??ampel; ??? Bmstr [Betriebsmeister/head of operations] Hoffmann; Amtsgehilfe [clerk] Betriebsamt Givet 1914/15 (Belgien)

3.) Betriebsamt Givet 1914/15

4.) Dein Schwager Will z.[ur] Z.[eit] Bukarest 1917

5.) Rumänien 1917

GreyC

Thanks, it clarifies a lot :cheers:

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