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Hi Gents

I was going to post elsewhere but I think it belongs here.

it is in the spirit of the “what were they thinking...” theme yet not a trench.

August 1915.....

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Of them, taking just one man in particular who catches my eye...

He does not want to be there now.

Shoulders down and Slumped’ - not happy I reckon!

As he is positioned at the end, at the front, likely.he was either on of the first there, and has been waiting so long, he’s had enough 

or

he was one of the last there because he didn’t want be there.....

maybe no one to post a picture  to,  better things to do or a bad day.

then I ask why etc etc

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Hope you like gents

excuse my ramble!

 

tony

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Tony, 

I like your post!  And so to the others whom carried the torch in keeping this thread alive, thank you!  I have been long overdue in owning my end of the bargain in posting some more.  

Regards, 

Joel 

 

 

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One from my own collection. He seems to be fed up by it all (or just a very slow photographer :D )

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Hi Gents

a timely bang in the background...

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And, dated 22 July 1915....

RIR No. 3

2 Komp

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tony

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Hi,

first (very interesting) photo: NCO sentry (Posten) in Dixmuiden. In the background a detonating enemy granade .

Other side:

Dear Emma, for you this card. Here you see a redoubt. The bags are full of earth or dirt. And the walls are up to three meters wide/thick/strong, so that no shot will penetrate easily. But if a granade hits directly it is all destroyed.

 

The 2nd photo shows the BAVARIAN RIR3, 2nd coy. Greetings to a brother and the info that an accquaintance (?) was KIA.

Best,

GreyC

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Gents,

Sorry that I have been away for so long. Here is another interesting picture that has made its way to me.

 

 

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On 23/12/2018 at 07:00, buellmeister said:

Gents,

Sorry that I have been away for so long. Here is another interesting picture that has made its way to me.

 

 

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Interesting , the man of the left wears Cavalry , Artillery boots , perhaps he belongs to the Foot Artillery .

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A badly exposed shot. I tried to bring it back a bit.

I like the helmet covers on this one.

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Hi Gents

What a great photo....

21 hours ago, ErwinZ said:

A badly exposed shot. I tried to bring it back a bit.

I like the helmet covers on this one.

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The one on the left, in particular, looks really young to me...

tony

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Erwin, 

I thank you so much for posting your picture.  I too, find their helmet covers intriguing and certainly without a doubt, their expressions alone confirm combat experience. 

Joel 

 

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Hello!

Really, a nice photo! Me too, I like the steel-helmet-covers!

Here is an example of the staff of 208th Inf.Div. (the so-called "Strich-Division). Note the the single stripe for the staff.

Unit is Fernsprech-Abteilung 208 (> oval-patch)

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Buellmeister, The man also wears leather patched breeches, I venture foot Artillery because of the brandenburg cuffs . Field Artillery, Train and Dragoons have swedish cuffs 

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Hi Gents 

this one is an Rppc 

I hope the detail shows on it

#1 wears an Iron Cross Ribbon, Chequered and striped cuffs? with map bag....

also standing in a hole

 

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On my phone camera it only picks out/focuses on man #2, stood to the left, with arms folded...

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There at 15 men in this photo....

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tony

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Gents, 

Here is another recent arrival from the Vaterland.  Curious as to know what is in the right soldier's hand?

 

Joel 

 

 

 

 

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I’d say handle/hilt for a big f’in knife...

tony

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Tony, 

No doubt.. LOL

 

Or, could it be a large sleeve surrounding a bundle of grenades?  Interesting none the less

 

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the second photo of the soldiers in the RUSSLAND trench, covered with snow and no heavy overcoats to be had. for some of them this will be there grave.

the first photo of soldiers wearing gas mask's, i noticed two distinct types of gas masks being worn. does any one know what type that they are?

the second photo of the soldiers in the RUSSLAND trench, covered with snow and no heavy overcoats to be had. for some of them this will be there grave. on page #2 i like the candid photo of the soldier killing lice in his shirt!

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Another thousand words: -

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On 18/01/2019 at 08:43, buellmeister said:

Gents, 

Here is another recent arrival from the Vaterland.  Curious as to know what is in the right soldier's hand?

 

Joel 

 

 

 

 

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A sort of mace ?

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Megaphone?

GreyC

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