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Can someone identify the Bavarian officer behind King Ludwig III? 

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Hello, Could be Prince Franz of Bavaria 1875 1957, third son of KIng Ludwig, In May 1916,he was  commander of the 4th Bavarian Infantry Brigade in Verdun . He reconquered Ft Doaumont .

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11 hours ago, Bayern said:

He reconquered Ft Doaumont

Hi Bayern,

surely he had some help from his troops?  😉

No offence,

GreyC

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Well ,if you prefers, His Royal Highness conducted with oportunity and energy the Forces under his command that retook Ft Doaumont .

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Well put. I was just paraphrasing Berthold Brecht who wrote (if I remember correctly: Julius Cesar conquered Gaul? Surely he must have had at least a cook supporting him...) 😉

On a more serious side: it seems hard to find biographical information and photographs of Franz on the net. It´s mostlyy about today´s head of the Wittelsbacher, also named Franz.

GreyC

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GreyC, 03fahnen posted into gmic under Imperial General collar tabs ,apart of a nice group of pics of collar tabs and uniforms photos of Generals included Prince Franz of Bavaria

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Is this the same man?08D29838-5181-4AB0-BBAF-D35D31406FA8.jpeg.ed212eb84a133ace9dfd8789c5ec9771.jpeg

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6 hours ago, Bayern said:

GreyC, 03fahnen posted into gmic under Imperial General collar tabs ,apart of a nice group of pics of collar tabs and uniforms photos of Generals included Prince Franz of Bavaria

Thanks for pointing this out.

it was posted on 21st Oct 2015 here:

 

 

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Is this the same man?08D29838-5181-4AB0-BBAF-D35D31406FA8.jpeg.ed212eb84a133ace9dfd8789c5ec9771.jpegA8361EA8-CFA8-4CBD-9703-8AA0A554EFE9.jpeg.e1515961acda881db9d7e4d18d941285.jpeg

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Hello, he looks as is it .then he is Graf Castell Castell 

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I think so too. It’s hard to find photos of Ludwig and his  Entourage 

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