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Chris,

That is possibly the best photo that I have ever seen of a period Edelwei?. Very nice!

Chip

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I missed it on Ebay :-(

???

The auction is still running. Ends on sunday.

I am the seller. I think You should have it Chris. ;)

Kind regards

Robert

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OK, found it again.

Will give it a shot..... hold thumbs for me...

Post the link to it so we can make the bidding interesting. :cheeky:

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robert-

you could always pull it before the end and then make chris pay you in beer- :rolleyes:

I suspect you'd end up ahead.

By the way -those flak negatives are superb. :Cat-Scratch:

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Bayoswede has the following pic, a guy killed in 1917 with the b.R.I.R.1...

Must have been Alpenkorps fofore.... check out the Edelweiss.

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Chris,

He's wearing the uniform of the Infanterie Leib Regiment, which explains the Alpenkorps connection.

Chip

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Chris,

He's wearing the uniform of the Infanterie Leib Regiment, which explains the Alpenkorps connection.

Chip

I would guess, wounded with the Leib regt, in hospital, then being sent to the 1st reserve.

Best

Chris

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Stolen from Ebay... unfortunately a totally unpayable price, but these are interesting.

Made in M?nchen, and not those for the Alpenkorps... but belonging to this section anyway....

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Hallo all !

Here is a new Photo in my collection ! Another Edelweiss member ! :cheers:

Christer

Any info on the uniform?

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Stolen from Ebay... unfortunately a totally unpayable price, but these are interesting.

Made in M?nchen, and not those for the Alpenkorps... but belonging to this section anyway....

I have one of these but don't know the history behind it. I'll see if I can find it to see if it's exactly the same with maker marks.

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Hello!

Nice tread,i have never seen WW1 edelweiss. :jumping::jumping:

All the best

Nesredep

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Hello

It?s really hard to detect an Edelweiss from the 1915`s gift. The problem is, that this flower is stil very popular, especially in Bavaria and the alpine area. So a lot of types are out there.

I had a look on several badges publised in different books. In my opinion the following type might be the early 1915-Type, at least one of the Edelweiss, that was definitly worn by soldiers of the Alpenkorps.

It is shown on Prince Heinrich von Bayern?s spiked helmet (see Seibold/Schulz: Die Helme der K?niglich Bayerischen Armee 1806-1918, page 85) and on an officers tschako (page 113)

Also in J?rgen Kraus? ?Die deutsche Armee im ersten Weltkrieg? published in 2004 (there?s also an English issue; Page 130).

Please pay attention to the shape of the blossom: 3 large and 3 small ones; alternating.

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an other one. Variation in the fixing of the blossom.

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From a j?ger?s Soldbuch. He served in the prussian Reserve-J?gerbataillon Nr. 10 from 1915 to january 1918, then he was removed to the bavarian Reseve-J?gerbataillon Nr. 2. In May 1918 he get his first decoration after tree years of service!

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