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  1. Thanks for the compliment mate, but please don't underestimate your photos, they're as every bit as good as my material, the difference being I tweak mine with some digital enhancements. The originals are more often than not faded, smoke stained, coffee cup stamped, torn and drawn on. Sometimes when my "care packages" arrive from the Fatherland, I have to air out my study afterwards on account of the smell of 90-something year old cigarette smoke emanating from the cards.
  2. Tony, you're a better man than me if you can find anything decent in Melbourne by way of postcards. My main sources are Ebay Germany (Australian Ebay is rubbish) and a small network of dealers with whom I deal direct, but before you go making room in those shelves, you should know that prices for decent cards have skyrocketed of late. Take the first card in my post for example, a photo from the same studio depicting three artillerymen with holstered C96 semi-automatic pistols went for around $240 on Ebay last week. I suspect it was the presence of the C96s that pushed the price up, but we're n
  3. A couple from my collection. I have deliberately not included Germans toting Mosin-Nagants as these are as plentiful as flies at a barbecue.
  4. The picture in the background shows the Schneekoppe mountain, part of the Riesengebirge.
  5. If the Minister of Finance and Tourism ever lets me off the leash, I hope to do the same one day. The cards must've been commercially available, Tom Wictor used a copy in his assault troops book.
  6. Gebirgs Kanonen Batterie 2, Reserve Feldartillerie Regiment Nr. 19. Front and rear of a postcard in my collection. > >Gebirgs Kanonen Batterie 2, Reserve Feldartillerie Regiment Nr. 19 by drakegoodman, on Flickr > >Geb. Kanonen Batterie 2 by drakegoodman, on Flickr
  7. Gentlemen, For your viewing pleasure I present a set of small 90mm x 60mm, slightly digitally enhanced photographs depicting young men from Infanterie-Regiment Freiherr von Sparr (3. Westfälisches) Nr.16.
  8. Gentlemen, I believe I have the correct location, but cannot find any information relating to a two-day ceasefire at Verdun commencing 17 October 1916. There has been truckloads written about this particular battle and I was hoping that someone might being able to add some background to the following photos.
  9. "Dear wife, Today I am sending you another postcard of our platoon. Wherever I made a +, these men have been wounded. 2 men are dead, 1 missing, 5 wounded, and 5 men are still playing along, but they are now in reserve. The company has only 60 men left. Many regards, Hermann". > >1 missing, 2 dead and 5 wounded / Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 202 by drakegoodman, on Flickr
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