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  1. Ritterkreuz II.Klasse des Ernestinischen Hausordens / Entry in Archive Thüringen, persons: https://www.archive-in-thueringen.de/de/findbuch/view/searchterm/Martius/submit/submit/page/2/bestand/27866/systematik/97915/archivgut/2421634/searchall/Martius Oberleutnant des Infanterie-Regiment Bremen (1. Hanseatisches) Nr. 75, z. Zt. Feld-Flieger-Abteilung Nr. 9 Roos Archivalien-Signatur: 20269 Bestandssignatur: 2-99-4004 Datierung: 14. Dezember 1914 Staatsministerium Dep. I Loc. 11 Nr. 5 Vol. 111 S. 127 RS, 131; Staatsministerium Dep. I Loc. 11 Nr. 69 S. 150; Staatsministerium Dep. I Loc. 11 Nr. 20 Vol. 14 Bl. 301 --------------- Feld-Flieger-Abteilung 9 Mathias Gaibler, Walter Glaser (1) Horst von Hippel (1), August Joly, Otto Zimmer-Vorhaus (+ 1945), KEK III (Kampfeinsitzerkommando) Wolfgang Heinemann, Max Immelmann, 5. August 1914, Aachen: Oblt. Roos, Lt. d. R. Caspar, Lt. Zech, Lt. Peltzer, Oblt. Zimmer-Vorhaus, Oblt. Klein, Oblt. Joly, Oblt. Kaltenborn-Stachau. Oblt. Rodewaldt flog auf Fokker E 6/15 'Habicht' Information: http://www.frontflieger.de/2-ffa009.html ------------ *Eugen Roos, Major a.D.: I first met Eugen Roos, who lived in the Bundesstraße, Hamburg in 1975. He told me a few brief details of his war days. Served with Infanterie-Regiment Bremen, transferred to Flying Corps. In WW2 he was a major of the Luftwaffe, at the end of the war prisoner of the Americans. I did not know which decorations he had. This entry I found by coincidence. Herr Roos made a very modest impression, and was very active as a pensioner, taking evening courses for various scientific themes and EDV-computer technology at the university, etc. Feldflieger-Abteilung 9 war dem IV. Armee-Korps zugeteilt.
  2. Some of these copies could be passed as originals! Another type going around, aluminium, all aluminium buckles of this type should have a pebbled surface, also the catch at the rear looks strange and has an RZM mark.
  3. B.S.A. is th manufacturer, Birmingham Small Arms Company. The GF is perhaps a special stamp for "Grenade Firing" ? In order to show that this is not normal firing standard or marksman standard.
  4. Yes, there was an incident about two years ago in Hamburg-Barmbek, Fühlsbüttler Straße, a man opened a big kitchen knife from it's packaging in the Edeka supermarket, and stabbed a complete stranger, for no apparent reason, he then left the shop and went on the rampage down the Fühlsbüttler Straße. Luckily he was stopped by a handfull of idealists, who grabbed chairs from a street café and wielded him off and overpowered him handing him over to the police. The man had a certain immigration background. Needless to say, the victim died as he had multiple stab wounds.
  5. Very good handworkmanship! Have you seen actual examples you could copy these from? Many years ago the Imperial War Museum in London had a wide display of body armour of various types, including also the M.16 helmet with browplate, needless to say, these were all perfect examples, that needed no completing or restoring in any way. Perhaps an enquiry at the Imperial War Museum might be helpfull to you.
  6. I have also re-edited my first text further above with additional information and corrections on the Stein inscription (check this)
  7. They don't turn up too often, mainly flight, signals and flak. Ties: In the former NVA East German army, you had an easy tie, that looked and sat perfectly. It was on an elastic band with a hook and eye. I used to often wear one myself with a grey shirt. Here is one example of the shirt and tie worn with the Fliegerbluse, in this case, very long pointed collar, small knot.
  8. A wartime Garde-Ulanen Tschapka, as worn by all three regiments in fieldgrey, this was of course worn with a greyish cloth cover, the "mortarboard" was removable on these 1915/16 models. An officer wearing the future fieldgrey peacetime dress uniform, as prescribed in September 1915. Official illustration by Paul Casberg. A couple of impressions of the regiment, an officer's full dress uniform and a contemporary illustration by Döbrich-Steglitz, from: Die Preußischen Kavallerie-Regimenter 1913/14 by Hugo W. Schulz
  9. That's good. The tie should have a very small even knot! Look at old photos. Did the tunic come with the wound badge and the small Feldspange? For the early period, a bronze sports badge could have been worn. A bit of further research revealed that the black Waffenfarbe would have been for LW-Bautrupps and not as previously thought RLM. RLM personnel wore their previous colours with "RLM" on the shoulder boards, either embroidered for junior ranks, or metal for NCOs and officers. Nice brown belt. For this type of tunic the bright aluminium buckle would have been worn. The steel bluegrey buckle was more for the field uniform. The hip pockets seem to have been reinforced at the bottom, have not seen this before. What you need now is a LW peaked cap for other ranks and NCOs with black piping. The earlier ones have nice aluminium insignia, the later ones zink. N.B.: That is definitely not the right breasteagle for the shirt, as it is on a wool backing. The LW shirt eagle was of Bevo type manufacture all rayon silk, whitish on a dark bluegrey egde. These could be washed with the shirt. Wool items were never washed! There was also a special version of the shoulder pieces made in the same material as the shirt.
  10. Very good. Condition is superb. Most uniforms now on offer are moth-eaten, threadbare and with old repairs. It is also very difficult to match items to the same unit, unless they came together, or they are put together.
  11. Yes, I have seen that one, surprised I didn't post it. He's like the butcher's dog when he sees a good steak! "Ein Gemüt wie ein Schlachterhund"
  12. You can make a new topic in the history section, no problem, not difficult.
  13. Welcome to the Forum - - would you care to place your information on a new topic - as this article is stictly only about Mecklenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment 17? Your Text: Wer treu gedient hat seine Zeit dem ein voller Krug geweiht... (?) Stolz zu Roß die Kavallerie, auf dem Posten Spät und Früh Ein Kühler Trunk , vom Liebchen rein Schmeckt uns nochmal so fein Es lebe hoch das Regiment, das Majestät die Perle nennt Über Hecken und Bäumen dem Feind kein Pardon So reitet im Sturm die 4. Eskadron Zum Andenken a. m. Dienstzeit (an meine Dienstzeit) 1. [or 4. perhaps] Garde Reg. Potsdam 1905-08 I have corrected some of the wording, which I have underlined and in bold print.. The Regiment here is 1. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment (4. Escadron of the Regiment, cavalry regiments each had a total of five Escadrons) For Names lists , best to check the regiment histories. There have been no reprints. Many of these were published by Verlag G. Stalling & Co., Oldenburg. These histories were written individually. There are the older books published up to 1914, the newer histories were, as I mentioned often published by Stalling-Verlag, these usually list casualties of the Great War squadron by squadron. Another site to view is: http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2014/vl_3.garde-ulanen-regiment-im-1.weltkrieg.html Above is for 3. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment (Potsdam). They also have other regiments, not sure if 1.G.U.R. is included. Further online research and the regimental history would be recommended. For losses, 1870/71: http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/verlustlisten/vl1870-114.html N.B.: 1. and 3. Garde-Ulanen-Regimenter formed a combined cavalry brigade - 2. Garde-Kavallerie-Brigade, which meant that they mostly operated together. They served in the West until about November 1914, and were then transferred to the Eastern Front. Often personel, who had served pre-war, when called up, were drafted to a different regiment, whether this is the same "Thielke", it would be hard to say, but possible. The Lithophane of "the young man" at the base of the mug is of Kaiser Wilhelm II., a younger portrait. How the object came to America, is hard to say. It could have been found by an American soldier at the end of WW2 and brought back as a souvenir. However, since the postwar years, there is an enormous militaria trade worldwide, and dealers travel to militaria fairs also to USA and throughout Europe, there are also international auctions with many bidders and visitors from overseas. - If Thielke served 1905-08 in 1. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment, it is very likely that on mobilisation in August 1914 he was sent to a different regiment, could be the same man, but you would have to research further. Judging by the fact that on serving 1905-08, he would have been born around 1897. Try and get some genealogy information to see if it is the same man. Perhaps lancing a question to the Militärgeschichtliches Forschungsamt in Potsdam, may give some information, although many of their records were destroyed in February 1945. Records up till 1867 are said to be complete, but from 1868-1945, it is a matter of luck.
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