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Little help needed with this one, have just read "German Assault Troops of World War 1 by Wictor which gives a good description of the work of the Infanterie-Geschütz-Batterie's in the field as an ex gunner what a job hauling the guns under fire to engage in open sights across no mans land.......

I cannot read his name, but his previous service with Feld-Artillerie-Regiment von Holtzendorff (1. Rheinisches) Nr.8 would have given him great technical know how........has anyone details on Infanterie-Geschütz-Batterie 21 and if mentioned in any period books, many thanks, Paul

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Name is: Wilhelm Häseler

In late spring/summer of 1917 Nahkampf-Batterien were renamed Infanterie-Geschütz-Batterien.

Fifty NKB were created in January 1917 numbered 201 to 250 - These were renamed in May/June 1917 to IGB and numbered 1 to 50

See here: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/22199-nkb218/

Here is a thread I started on Nahkampf-Batterie 218

http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/26398-bavarian-close-combat-battery-nkb-218/?hl=nahkampfbatterie

I have to see what I can find on IGB 21

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Hello!

IGB 21 was set-up may, 21st, 1917 through Stv.Gen.Kdo. XXI.AK.

Reinforcements through Ers.Abt./Feldart.Rgt.8

24.5.17-13.8.17: 4.Armee

14.8.17-30.9.17: 6.Armee

1.10.17-29.11.17: 4.Armee

30.11.17-3.12.17: 6.Armee

4.12.17-12.2.18: 2.Armee

8.2.18: 17.Armee

13.2.18-6.5.18: 17.Armee

7.5.18-14.6.18: Heeresgruppe Dt. Kronprinz

15.6.18-24.6.18: Feldartillerie Truppenübungsplatz Sébourg (Training ground)

25.6.18-9.8.18: Heeresgruppe Dt. Kronprinz

10.8.18-28.8.18: Feldartillerie Truppenübungsplatz Sébourg

29.8.18-5.9.18: Heeresgruppe Boehn

6.9.18: 18.Armee

Septm 18-Nov.18: 2.Armee

Since 22.11.18: 18.Armee

Short time-subcommands:

20.10.17-27.10.17: bav.10.Inf.Div.

16.12.17-2.2.18: bav.16.Inf.Div.

2.2.18-20.3.18: bav.16.Inf.Div.

Demobilization since jan. 1919 in Coswig by Feldart.Rgt.8

(Source: Handbuch der Verbände und Truppen des deutschen Heeres 1914-1918 - Feldartillerie, Band 2, Jürgen Kraus, Verlag Militaria)

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Hello!

IGB 21 was set-up may, 21st, 1917 through Stv.Gen.Kdo. XXI.AK.

Reinforcements through Ers.Abt./Feldart.Rgt.8

24.5.17-13.8.17: 4.Armee

14.8.17-30.9.17: 6.Armee

1.10.17-29.11.17: 4.Armee

30.11.17-3.12.17: 6.Armee

4.12.17-12.2.18: 2.Armee

8.2.18: 17.Armee

13.2.18-6.5.18: 17.Armee

7.5.18-14.6.18: Heeresgruppe Dt. Kronprinz

15.6.18-24.6.18: Feldartillerie Truppenübungsplatz Sébourg (Training ground)

25.6.18-9.8.18: Heeresgruppe Dt. Kronprinz

10.8.18-28.8.18: Feldartillerie Truppenübungsplatz Sébourg

29.8.18-5.9.18: Heeresgruppe Boehn

6.9.18: 18.Armee

Septm 18-Nov.18: 2.Armee

Since 22.11.18: 18.Armee

Short time-subcommands:

20.10.17-27.10.17: bav.10.Inf.Div.

16.12.17-2.2.18: bav.16.Inf.Div.

2.2.18-20.3.18: bav.16.Inf.Div.

Demobilization since jan. 1919 in Coswig by Feldart.Rgt.8

(Source: Handbuch der Verbände und Truppen des deutschen Heeres 1914-1918 - Feldartillerie, Band 2, Jürgen Kraus, Verlag Militaria)

I'd love to see Handbuch in English. Don't know why they didn't translate it.

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I assume, it´s not too difficulty to understand it. 60% of the book are numbers like dates or units. 80% are words with understandable roots, like Armee (army), Div. (Division), Korps (corps).

In each book are tables of abbreviations. Most of the words are understandable for military research. Some special words of the german army one can´t translate in engish, because it would lose his sense.

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