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  1. My guess is a hotel or apartment room door-sign during an official visit to the uk. Cheers
  2. @Djedj Thank you so much for this! I guess now it should be clear for the last of us that these pictures are not period originals... I took the freedom to manipulate your picture to make the resemblance even clearer. Please let me know if you oppose. Beste Grüße! ArHo
  3. @motojosh wow thank you, sir! This is a really interesting twist to the story. Ive been collecting pictures of trench knife wearers for some time but would never have guessed this huge knife would be something that was produced in larger numbers! Books are ordered 😀
  4. Hi all, from time to time I find a picture of such fine quality that I instantly like it. One of them is this one of a Schutztruppe veteran of the battles against the Herero and Nama in 1904-06 wearing the Südwestafrika-Denkmünze für Kämpfer 1907. It was taken that year (stamp to the lower right) in Schleiz (Heinrich Körner). Unfortunately no name, but there's always something, isn't it? I am also not able to decipher the Gefechtsspangen / battle-clasps but perhaps one of you has an idea? Cheers ArHo
  5. Wow, thank you both alot! @Glenn J You were right I was way too pessimistic - but I think this is not "my" man, I am sure that Metallica hit it on the spot as it is infantry and the right regiment! But anyway thank you so much (again), too! @Metallica That's just brilliant, this is him, definitely! I am so grateful :-) I owe you one in better days, definitely!
  6. Hi all and many thanks sofar! @Metallica Thanks for the links and hints, very interesting, especially the 1813 list - you are right it is somehow a piece of art, wonderful to read! @The Prussian Interesting - I did not know that there are no regular, printed Quartierlisten from 1813-1816! @Glenn J That would be nice though I am afraid that he may perhaps not be found. His surname is Storch and he is listed (I guess) as Sekonde-Lieutenant of the 13te Landwehr-Regiment, 3rd Battalion, in the Quartierliste of 1823. He did take part in die 1813-15 wars but I do not know whether he a
  7. Yes, I recall similar experiences during my peacetime service - but hey, at least I never had to go to real war, so I never had a problem with them jokes being on me 😉 It is interesting to note that the (quite young) men at the left wears an apron so he seems to have taken a break from work to go and look... BTW: I just finished reading - again - "Manöver im Herbst" (Maneuver in autumn) by Konsalik. It is still very helpful if one seeks to try to understand a little bit what motivated men in these days. All the best ArHo
  8. Hi all, I currently research a prussian veteran officer of the Napoleonic Wars 1813-15. For this I urgently need to check the Rang- und Quartierliste der Königlich Preußischen Armee But unfotunately the years 1813 to 1816 are neither available online nor in the libraries i can access and those who own it do not lend them... So if anyone here has access to any of the Quartierlisten 1813 to 1816 I would be grateful for hekp / support. All the best ArHo
  9. A little addition: Walter and his brother Max are listed in the Rememberance Book of the Imperial Association of Jewish Front-Soldiers (Gedenkbuch des Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten (RjF)). RiP Utffz. GUMPRICH Max Münster, Westf. 08.07.1891 Münster, Westf. 18.09.1916 3. I. R. 16 658 Lnt, GUMPRICH Walter
  10. You are very likely correct on his religious background - the Yad Vashem Shoah victims database lists quite a number of Gumprichs and several of them from Münster. Greetings
  11. Hi Glenn, I will try to order earlier Bekleidungsvorschriften through my library-network-service, let's see what happens in times of disease... (I will let you know the results). Thanks for the book tip - I did not have Radecke on the list but just found out my local library will give it to me 😉 I agree on your further comments. When writing my question I thought primarily about ww1-veterans who later joined the police after the war had ended. There were quite a lot of them (among the officers they must have dominated) and enough held out until after 1932 when they had pictures made
  12. Dear Glenn, thanks for your reply - I did not have this Bekleidungsvorschrift before in its original Form! Do you perhaps happen to know of / have available any earlier Bekleidungsvorschriften where decorations are mentioned? As I wrote before: I find it very curious that over the years most of the pictures of policemen from the 1920s mostly lack (definitely existant) medals except the Sportabzeichen (sports badge). And if it was allowed to wear them on the uniform in public this would be very strange, wouldn't it? Greetings ArHo
  13. Dear all, looking at my Weimar police pictures I noted that in the early years one can seldom see men, who had definitely earned ww1 medals / orders, wearing them on their uniform. I know that towards the end of the Weimar Republic the wearing of such decorations was explicitely allowed in different variants. But my question to the members of this forum is: Was it ever explicitely and officially forbidden for Weimar Policemen to wear their decorations? If any of you knows more about this topic I would love to hear about it / be grateful for any reading / sources tips - the
  14. Hi all, though I do not know it for sure this may be a father with his sons - if this is true, it may be one of the German military families with most EKs for the war 1870/71. Of course it may also "just" be a meeting of close family members serving in the military, but I somehow like the thought of father and sons. I would date it before 20. May 1871 because none of them wears the Kriegsdenkmünze. Unfortunately there was no name accompanying the picture. So does perhaps anyone "know" or recognize the "old man" with general's rank to the right? Happy to hear from you! ArHo
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