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  1. Hi @The Prussian! And thanks a lot - I read a little about the Friedensrock and found out that all Infantry regiments had now, contrary to before, white shoulder straps ("Waffenfarbe"). This explains a lot (I was confused about the "white" before) and makes it very likely that IR 106 is the right candidate. The Friedensrock aspect of the picture is very interesting - I bought it because I simply "liked" it but now it will get a more special place in my collection... Cheers ArHo
  2. And the next two pictures, from this seller ­čśë Rare stuff, indeed... At least he changed the arrows (wonder if he is reading this thread, too?) https://www.ebay.de/itm/254722437688 The starting price is now so ridiculous that I start to ask myself if, like @Djedj wrote, this whole thing is "real". Well a bad dream for anyone who buys these... I wonder if these are pictures taken in the context of some theatrical show. Perhaps famous actors in theses days...? Stay safe
  3. Hi all, perhaps I am simply blind, but I just cannot figure out which regiment this saxon (? - picture taken in Reichenbach im Vogtland) soldier / Gefreiter belongs to. I searched through all my monogram-lists but just cannot decide - I really appreciate any help from you all! He wears a Friedrich August Medal on the war ribbon (should be bronze as he is a Gefreiter) and a nice Kampfmesser / Grabendolch (private purchase?). Cheers ArHo
  4. Well, the insanity goes on. There is another pair of these reenactment-pictures up for sale (the beard is so clearly glued to the mans face its ridiculous) and bidding has reached 2900 (!) Euros. I just cannot understand it. If anyone is interested to have a look: https://www.ebay.de/itm/2-x-Fotos-Leib-Husar-Offizier-Danzig-Pelzmutze-Totenkopf-Leibhusaren/254713135595?hash=item3b4e1601eb:g:mc4AAOSwGQJfV4d3 By the way @Simius Rex - It looks like the arrows painted on all these pictures are very similar, all from one seller who perhaps got a bunch of these and now slowly sells them a p
  5. @Dave Danner and @Glenn J Thank you both, I really appreciate your input! Very interesting that he served as Head of the Milit├Ąr-Strafanstalt! @Dave Danner is this entry from the Stammrollen? I did a little more research and found that he was relieved of this post in march 1917 (Verordnungsblatt p. 884). But there are more questions I hope to solve with your help: Pla├č wears an Austro-Hungarian Inhaber-Jubil├Ąumsmedaille in silver for foreigners. As far as I understand these medals were - in very low numbers - given in 1901 to active and former members of the K├Âniglich Bayerische
  6. Hi to all, here a recent addition to my collection which some of you may find interesting - enjoy. Major Karl Pla├č, all data according to Milit├Ąr-Handbuch 1907 (does not mention his Milit├Ąrverdienstorden, must have received it afterwards - help appreciated!). In 1907 Major and staff officer in K├Âniglich Bayerisches 18. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Ludwig Ferdinand, stationed in Landau (picture taken there). He wears from viewer's point of view left to right: Ritterkreuz (2nd class?) Bavarian Milit├Ąrverdienstorden (received post 1907) Bayerische Rettungs-Medail
  7. Simi, look at the shape of the ears, especially the earlobes - I would say it rather is Meister. Cheers
  8. @ixhs Sounds like you own some too? Feel free to contribute. Cheers ArHo @GreyC Nice one! ­čÖé But what kind of badge does she wear? Never seen this one before?! Cheers ArHo
  9. Hi all, looking through my collection once again I realized that Germans obviously liked to keep up morale in ww1 (and before, and later...) by taking or having taken pictures of their girlfriends or wifes in Uniform. So I thought this might be a nice thread in these bad times we live in today. To start, here is my absolutely favourite one. Though she is not a "perfect" beauty, the quality of the picture, the detail of the EK2 and the Uniform ("Goslarer" Hannoversches J├Ąger-Bataillon Nr. 10, I think - it was taken there) and the Grabendolch (though not fully visible) always strike me
  10. Very interesting - I never knew that they used the helmet of Skanderbeg as model for a badge (I was for a long time fascinated by this masterpiece of late medieval armour!)! Thanks for showing! Picture from Wikipedia, User Zenit, CC BY-SA 3.0
  11. Hi! Just a question to understand: Were these medals produced - before - approval (which didn't happen later) in anticipation that they would be approved - or - were, and are, they (being) produced - after and even in spite of - their approval had been turned down? Cheers
  12. @Trooper_D Wow, that is a useful tip to try in future research - thanks! Cheers
  13. @graham Wow, that same unexpected - and is just great! I say: Thank you very much! Chagins short bio on Wiki sounds very interesting - I will definitely try to find out more about him. I would love to hear how you tracked this man. Did you already know his face from some research for example? Cheers and thanks again! ArHo
  14. Very nice! I just love these old pulications! But "Silver has a lasting value" - well I guess we see that a little different today? Thanks for showing, both of you. Cheers ArHo
  15. Yep, many people aged "faster" back then, life was not as easy as today, disease, bad food, imperfect medicine, alcohol, it all took its toll (especially true for the bearded ones, I guess?) - and today most good looking men never were on campaign let alone had already lost a war at this age, did they? ­čśë Cheers
  16. Nice! As an only - and light - point of "critique", if it were for me, I would strongly insist on darkening the very white foot of the uniform stand. But again: nice! Cheers
  17. @GreyC not absolutely sure about this (will have to look it up) but I think the contingents of EKs given to the units after battles were fixed portions of royal gratitude based on actual achievement and "lobby work" of commanders in the after action reports (anyone please correct if I am wrong). So there was no way to inflate the numbers afterwards - you had to take what you got and so they invented the way to reaward the crosses of deceased bearers - quite innovative if you ask me! ­čśÇ
  18. Laurentius - he did, here you go (List 1863)
  19. @Laurentius - it may be that he did not get the Iron Cross immediately but that with his performance he earned the "right" to get the Iron Cross at a later time after one of those who got it immediately had died. This was done when there were not enough crosses to distribute (as far as I remember units got a fixed number of crosses that could be distributed - this meant that not necessarily the bravest got the medals. It was done in the 1870/71 war, too, which is the reason for most Prussian officers having earned the EK2 after the war but a far lower percentage of ordinary men). This is in sh
  20. Most interesting, thanks for showing! If I may ask: Is his diary detailed or "just" a collection of notes? And what timeframe does he cover? Background: My interest in the wars 1813-15 :-) Cheers
  21. Well, I think I may have something to add to this old but interesting thread ­čÖé @Glenn J: Thanks for the Milit├Ąrhandb├╝cher! A bearded man - Hauptmann, N├╝rnberg, shortly after 1866 - I strongly believe to be Carl Harrach. Third from left is the "Denkzeichen f├╝r das Jahr 1849". Cheers
  22. Hi all, I know this is not ww1- sorry, sorry, if not wanted mods please erase and I will start a separate thread!, but I would nonetheless appreciate any help on this signature (This one bothered me for some time now). Picture taken in Stuttgart ca. 1885, french officer, veteran of the mexican campaign. All in all an obviously valiant soldier - but, boy, what a messy handwriting! Looking forward tor reading from you. Cheers ArHo
  23. Glad you like it too, Prussian! I almost overlooked it on first sight - but now I like it all the better :-) I had never heard about the Reihenbildz├╝ge before, there seems to be almost no literature available... Cheers
  24. Hi all, being a little sick and bored at home I decided to search through my pictures and found one I'd like to share with you - it is a Feldflieger from the Reihenbildzug 3, dated 25.3.1918. There are no medals, no weapons, no helmets and no death heads, but I like the not too common cloth arm Badge and the overall good quality of the image (a post card to a befriended family, sent with easter greetings). Hope you like it too. Cheers ArHo
  25. Thank you so much - to all of you who participated in this and especially Alex for identifying the badges! This has reached an absolutely new and - for me - unexpected Level as I would never have guessed / searched in this direction! I will give it a try and sift through all the professors / well known artists of the academy (many of them are to be found online with pictures) and perhaps I will find the man... Cheers!
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