arnhem44 wrote: »
Some great bits there Morlar,I love all those old photos,they seem to capture a moment differently,unlike modern cameras with digital or zoom and so on and just getting that raw image,have you any more?,as regards to the machine guns,I don't know myself but I do know the Germans used Maxims during the great war,I think I have a book somewhere with photos of weapons they used,if I find it I will have a look and let you know and finally the last medals you posted up,glad to see what the ribbon looks like on the veterans medal I have one of these minus the ribbon,one of those things I never got around to getting
Mousey- wrote: »
nice collection, im only starting mine.
i have 2 manuals on map reading, both ww2 1 british 1 german,
alot of german coins, notgeld etc....
2 or 3 maps....
Morlar wrote: »
Selection of 4 Postcards including the unknown 'worrior'
Detail showing 2 1908 style machine guns (anyone confirm these type?)
FiSe wrote: »
I would say that those lads posing with those MG's are likely to be an Austro-Hungarian soldiers, judging by the uniforms...
Mousey- wrote: »
yes definetly.....would love to see it
(no need for a new thread...put it in the thread i made for ww2 photos if you want)
Preusse wrote: »
sorry, don;t have much time but the first part reads something like: "have to tell you that we are all healthy and after 14 days will be in Berlin...."
I probably can decipher more but I am just too busy. I'll be happy to help anyone with German letters, cards etc once my thesis is finished.
Oh and the front of the card reads (loosely translated):
"Made from Iron and Stone - the Guard of the Rhine."
Erz is a word for Iron but nowadays Eisen is used instead. Erz would be mostly the untreated iron evident in the rock.