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  1. Nice one. Here is a colleague of the above, taken by the same studio in 1863: https://www.kuvakokoelmat.fi/pictures/view/HK19450220_1 GreyC
  2. MK=Militärkraftwagen Abbreviation for those military vehicles used within the confines of the Reich. GreyC
  3. Hi, Walther Schnieber got his PlM, as stated above, for the capture of Mount Matajur in Oct. 1917. However, it seems he didn´t really do what he was credited for. Instead it was Erwin Rommel, later GFM in WW2. He was so p*** off about the situation, that he wrote a complaint, supported by his battailon commander. The complaint was acknowledged and he was later awarded the PlM as well. GreyC Es betraf seine Leistungen in der Schlacht und somit auch die Deutungshoheit über die Ereignisse. Durch Falschinformationen war den höheren Kommandobehörden gemeldet worden, die Abteilun
  4. Hi, I don´t think that a Red Cross medal was worn in front of the St. Stanislaus. What does make sense, though, is that the least "valuable" Prussian decoration was worn before the ones awarded from other states/countries. GreyC
  5. You can check yourself here: http://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/sammlungen/sammlungsliste/werksansicht/?no_cache=1&tx_dlf[id]=13560&tx_dlf =1 GreyC
  6. Hi Andreas, maybe you find out more here: HStAD Bestand N 1 in Nr. 113 Identifikation (Fallakte) Laufzeit 1933-1945 Aktenart Stammbuch der NSDAP Angaben zur Person Personenname Waldschmidt, Friedrich Geburtsdatum 1873-11-03 Geburtsort Raboldshausen Wohnort Zeppelinheim Beruf Revierförster Biografische Angaben Eintritt in die Partei: 1.3.1933 1.11.1938: Personalamtsleiter 1.11.1940: Ortsgruppenleiter i.V.
  7. There it doesn´t say either. It states: "An einer im Felde zugezogenen Krankheit" "died from illness contracted in the field." Have you checked the regimental history? GreyC
  8. Hi, on official flags of the German Empire right thru to the BRD the eagle looks to the other side. GreyC
  9. Hi Laurentius and all, it´s the badge of Bremens oldest sailing club. Best, GreyC https://www.segelvereinweser.de/
  10. Thanks Peter! For me it is only important to know rhat it is American and not British. GreyC
  11. Thank you Gordon, much appreciated! GreyC
  12. Hello all! Could anybody of you tell me where this uniform belongs to GB? USA? and who would wear it? Is it police? Thanks a lot! GreyC
  13. Hi, Reinhardt is not rare as surname in Germany. Transfers from infantry to navy are. But not impossible. GreyC
  14. Hi, the first name is General Boehn (inspecting the Res. Jäger Bataillon), the Generalleutnant´s name below is Wilhelmi. Best,, GreyC
  15. Those signatures are always difficult to decipher. Had I not consulted the Kommandantenliste, I wouldn´t have come up with that name. If you know the name, the comparison is easier. GreyC
  16. Hi Johann, at that time Korvettenkapitän Erich Schultze-Jena was Kommandant der SMS Beowulf. The first word Schultze, second word Jena seems to fit. Best, GreyC
  17. Hi, Sampeling the Bremer Addressbook 1914, 1919 und 1929 did not produce results for this name. Best, GreyC
  18. Hi, for the Hanseaten-Kreuze of Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck soldiers serving on the ships of these names were elligible for the respective awards of the cities that the ships were named after. GreyC
  19. Hi, magnificent group. I don´t collect medals, but I would have bought the photos and documents, too! One of your photos seems to be a cropped version of a larger one, that I have in my collection. I wonder if there is some text on the reverse, telling place or unit? Could it be X. AK? Also interesting: although he was awarded the EKII in 1914, the Vorläufiges Besitzzeugnis is from 1917. But I guess that was a rather common practice? Congrats! GreyC Yours: Mine:
  20. If you have a name you might find his cv in the Bavarian Stammrolle via Ancesrtry, if indeed the unit was Bavarian. GreyC
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