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    Guest Rick Research

    Feldartillerie Regiment 201 from the man on left's shoulder strap. Pre-war uniforms like these were often in use for recruits in basic training well into the war. The man on right is wearing a M1915 2 ribbon bar,

    all of which suggests this was taken circa autumn 1915- spring 1916.

    If somebody knows when the 201st FAR was raised, that's obviously the "no earlier than" date. From what I can find, it was always the main field artillery unit in the 101st Infantry Division, which was raised in May 1915. The M1915 ribbon bars were not in common wear that early, so I'd still estimate a time frame as above.

    Definitely therefore taken IN GERMANY around the middle of the war.

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    My eyes are not any better than Rick's, but I think the regiment is the 70.FAR. The "1" I believe is a crease and the two numbers seem to be centered under the flaming bomb. Besides, there would be no Dunkelblau tunic with a wartime numbered unit on a full color strap. I have never seen this done. If the photo is identified as to location, you might be able to confirm my assessment.


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    Guest Rick Research

    Could be. :cheers: Nice sharp BIG closeups would certainly help. But any change in the unit numbering still doesn't affect the approximate dating based on the ribbon bar.

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