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Hello gentlemen,

I got this beautiful photo from the first war with an attached letter.
I am sharing this incredible photo of a Prussian officer and eventually asking for help to translate this handwritten letter, which is a real "struggle" for me.

I appreciate your impressions.

Thank you

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Its a condolence letter to a Herr Superintendent , dated in the Field the 4th September 1918 the writer regrets the death of the son of the destinatary of the letter. the son is Schnieber KIA the 3rd September 1918 in Cambrai. the letter is signed by Lequis lieutenant General and Divisional Commander .General Arnold Lequis commanded the 12th Infantry Division during the capture of Mount Matajur in October 1917 . the 63th Upper Silesian Infantry Regiment was part of the division then and in 1918 when Schneiber fall during the defensive battles .Lequis commanded the 12th until the end of the war 

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17 hours ago, Bayern said:

Its a condolence letter to a Herr Superintendent , dated in the Field the 4th September 1918 the writer regrets the death of the son of the destinatary of the letter. the son is Schnieber KIA the 3rd September 1918 in Cambrai. the letter is signed by Lequis lieutenant General and Divisional Commander .General Arnold Lequis commanded the 12th Infantry Division during the capture of Mount Matajur in October 1917 . the 63th Upper Silesian Infantry Regiment was part of the division then and in 1918 when Schneiber fall during the defensive battles .Lequis commanded the 12th until the end of the war 

Thank you very much for the information, they are enlightening and exciting!

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Hi,

Walther Schnieber got his PlM, as stated above, for the capture of Mount Matajur in Oct. 1917. However, it seems he didn´t really do what he was credited for. Instead it was Erwin Rommel, later GFM in WW2.

He was so p*** off about the situation, that he wrote a complaint, supported by his battailon commander. The complaint was acknowledged and he was later awarded the PlM as well.

GreyC

Es betraf seine Leistungen in der Schlacht und somit auch die Deutungshoheit über die Ereignisse. Durch Falschinformationen war den höheren Kommandobehörden gemeldet worden, die Abteilung Schnieber der 12. Infanterie Division hätte den Monte Matajur als erste eingenommen.70 In Wahrheit aber hatte Oberleutnant Walther Schnieber mit seinen Männern nur einen unbedeutenden Vorgipfel des Matajur erreicht und sich anschließend ergebnislos wieder zurückgezogen. Zweifelsfrei war Rommel mit seiner Abteilung der Erste am Gipfel des Matajur. Sein schneller Durchbruch bei Luico hatte – wie gesehen – die Lage völlig geändert. Bei der Verleihung des Pour le Mérite ging Rommel aber zunächst leer aus; Schnieber erhielt stattdessen den begehrten Orden. Rommel beschwerte sich schriftlich mit Unterstützung seines Bataillonskommandeurs – und bekam Recht. So wurde schließlich auch ihm und Sproesser am 10. Dezember 1917 der Pour le Mérite verliehen.71

https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/mgzs/77/1/article-p78.xml?language=de

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Major Theodor Sproesser was Rommels Chief of Bataillon In the Wurttemberg Mountain Baon .He received the PLM alongside with Rommel . He allowed to Rommel considerable flexibility in action and was a clever man able to understand the occasion . he trusted and believe in Rommel .

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