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#1 Landsturm

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:16 pm

I just recently bought three German field postcards and thought I'd share them here:

The first one, depicts machine gunners with their MG08 posing for camera. The belt feeder closest to the gunner has his MG sleeve badge visible. All wearing m/15 Bluse without shoulder straps.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:27 pm

Hello Landsturm
Thank you for allowing us to see your picture,very good :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:54 pm

The second one features Leutnant (shoulder patches) wearing his M07/10 Felrock (Swedish cuffs) observing an aerial torpedo for a French 58 mm mortar.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 07:57 pm

Third photo is most likely taken during a training session, with high-ranking officer observing the maneuvers.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:13 pm

Thanks for posting these Landsturm i like in pic 3 those behind the senior officer seem amused.john

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 09:27 am

Thanx for the nice pictures.
First pic: are the two left side guys chained to their machine gun?

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:50 pm

Thanks for posting these Lands - very interesting, especially the first one - they all look bored senseless!

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:32 pm

I like this one ...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 03:36 pm

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:36 pm

Picture 3 by Landsturm.


Typical soldier - hastily groping for loose change casually dropped by the officer....................nothing changes! :whistle:

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:09 pm

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Hello Fritz,
Would the cylinder that the soldier in the trench is holding be a 'gas alarm'? I can't quite make out what is written on it, can you assist?

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:58 pm

Hi Khaki,

it is a French mine like this. They had written "Our darling" on it.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:27 pm

Thank you Fritz,
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 06:02 am

... The second one features Leutnant ...


Hmmmm.... Never knew that the Imperial Army of WWI allowed sideburns that long before....:blink:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:13 am

Great collection of photos thank you