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#1 dundeesown

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 06:59 PM

Picked this postcard up today and was looking for some kind pal to give me a translation please.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

Bump.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:58 AM

Wow, that script is pretty tough. You probably already have the recipient's info, but just in case:

Ers.(atz) Res.(ervist) J. Granosski (sp?)
12 Komp.(anie)
Inftr. Regt. 176

Interesting in that it seems to have been written and postmarked the same day...the rest is a mystery to me. Sorry!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for looking Daniel,it is a tough one.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

I think that the penultimate line has a "gegrüsst" - 'greetings to' - in it. But the rest is hard. I'll try another gander later...

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:59 PM

Thanks Trajan.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:12 PM

For a start:

Da ich noch immer keine Antwort von dir.... schreibe ich eine Danke...

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:22 PM

Still pondering over the writer's surname, but got this so far:

Feldpostkarte
Ersz.Res J.Gronovski
12.Komp.
Inftr.Regt.176

Absd. Luise ??Rottny
in Moythienen bei Kobulten [East Prussia, now Mojtyny near Kobułty, Poland]
Kreis Ortelsburg

Moythienen den 15.7.17.
Lieber J.
Da ich noch immer keine
Antwort von dir hielt schreibe
ich eine Karte und will
doch wissen ob du dich noch
am Leben befindest. Sei viele
mal gegrüßt von Luise
zum Wiedersehen.

Dear J., As I have still not received a reply from you, I am writing a card and want to know whether you are still alive. Greetings from Luise, until we meet again.

Adrian

Edit: Surname is Rotkny.
A Gronowski family is recorded in nearby Pfaffendorf: http://www.kreis-ort...08/ortsplan.htm
He's not on the Kobulten war memorial: http://www.denkmalpr...lten_wk1_op.htm

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:36 PM

Does this start with a "Liebe J." = 'Dearest J.'???

EDIT: Apwright, you beat me - well done!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

A big thanks to all and a very big thank you to apwright :thumbsup:
Gary.