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Hello gentlemen and happy Easter!

I?ve got this photo of a high decorated german officer. It must be a late photo, because in the background I can see some Reichswehr or Wehrmacht uniforms. Unfortunately I?m not a specialist for orders.

Can anyone identify this man, please?

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Hello Rick!

I was afraid of that answer... but the picture is originaly only 5x6cm, so it was clear, that it?d be impossible to recognize that man.

Thank you for your answer,

Cheers,

Andy

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It is probably the same guy, but I can't see the Pour le M?rite in the first photo.

Christophe

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Daniel--- :cheers::jumping::jumping::jumping:

Generalmajor aD Ernst Gruson (1869-1962).

Daniel always amazes me. :ninja:

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Wonderful! Many thanx a lot!!!!! That must be the one!!

If you guys will ever come to Germany, you?re invited for a lot of drinks! :jumping::beer:

A few more infos: In 1914 he was captain as the company-chief of the 12./Inf.Rgt.165, later he commended the Inf.Rgt.72 and just after the war he joined the "Heeres-Friedenskommission" (Army-commission of peace)

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Daniel--- :cheers::jumping::jumping::jumping:

Generalmajor aD Ernst Gruson (1869-1962).

Daniel always amazes me. :ninja:

Hi Rick! Can you please tell me your source, where is noticed, that he was Generalmajor? In the "Ehrenrangliste" he was Oberst a.D. and I couldn?t find him in the 1st Reichswehr Rangliste from 1920. The Photos are post-war, and at that time he didin?t wear a General?s uniform.

I?ve read it in Wikipedia (the Pour-le-M?rite owners - 18.7.1918 for Gruson), but I think it?s wrong.

I?ve read another article about a civil company, where he was the last chef. In that article stood, that he closed the company down in june 1945 as Oberst a.D. Gruson.

http://209.85.129.132/search?q=cache:Y-Jn4...=clnk&gl=de

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Gruson was a "Tannenberg-General".

In 1939, 25th anniversary of the Battle of Tannenberg, all living plm holders got a Character-Promotion one step - some even 2 steps - higher.

Beste Gr??e

Daniel

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"If you guys will ever come to Germany, you?re invited for a lot of drinks!"

Since Daniel lives in Potsdam, he can have mine! :cheeky::cheers:

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Gruson was a "Tannenberg-General".

In 1939, 25th anniversary of the Battle of Tannenberg, all living plm holders got a Character-Promotion one step - some even 2 steps - higher.

Beste Gr??e

Daniel

Hi Daniel!

Thanx for the informations! That?s the explanation, I?ve been looking for! So we can say, the photo was taken between 1919 and 1939. Rick said, if you come to the holy "Ruhrpott", you can have his drink. Don?t forget... :beer:

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