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  1. Husar Gustav Ostendorff des Preußischen Husaren-Regiments Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) Nr. 15 in Wandsbeck near by Hamburg - pictures attached Here is another item of interest worth seeing. It is a photo taken in Summer 1914 of Husar Gustav Ostendorff of above-named regiment. Prussia had 16 line Husar regiments and the Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regt. in Potsdam. The regiment indicated had only a brief history, being raised in 1867 in the newly won territories after the successful war of 1866. It was afterwards renamed "Hannoversches Husaren-Regt.Nr.15" - but never stood on Ha
  2. The Wandsbeker Heimatmuseum has amongst it's collections on the general history of Wandsbek from it's earliest beginnings in the Middle Ages till the early postwar years, a collection of items devoted to the Wandsbeker Husaren and is probably the best special collection of items and documentation on this topic worldwide, making it unique in this sense. The photos depict a general view of 3 full figures in uniform, mostly composed of original items, some are postwar remakes. There is also a rare WW1 fieldgrey Attila tunic for a Wachtmeister of the regiment, displayed with a gas mask and a
  3. Restoration contract was given by the Denkmalamt Hamburg in coordination with the Bauabteilung of the Bezirksamt Wandsbek, completed in mid March. Costs were about 100.000 Euro. The old memorial of 1923 will also be restored by the end of the year, a spokesman stated. Photos by Nancy Bohn and Isabel from Stuttgart
  4. Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) Nr.15 IX Armee-Korps Altona Kd.Gen.: Gen.Lt. v. Quast 18 Division Flensburg Gen.Lt. Frhr. v. Lüttwitz 18. Kav.Brig. Altona Gen.Maj. v. Heydebreck Garnison: Wandsbek Chef des Regiments: I.M. Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande Kdr. Des Regiments: Oberstlt. Frhr. v. Hoverbeck gen. v. Schoenaich Stiftungstag des Regiments: 19. Dezember 1803 Errichtung: Am 19. Dezember 1803 wurde innerhalb der von König Georg III. von England von 1803 bis 1806 aus ehemaligen hannoverschen Soldaten aufgestellten Deutsche L
  5. (German text unaltered) Bei Ausbruch des Krieges standen im Regiment an Offizieren folgende [Kommandeur, Adjutant]: Komdr. Oberst v. Zieten Adjt. Oberlt. Hardt 1. Esk. - Rittm. v. Rieken / Oberl. v. Braune / Leutn. v. Düring 2. Esk. - Rittm. Freiherr v. Schaetzler / Oberl. v. Lettow Vorbeck / Leutn. v. Sydow 3. Esk. - Rittm. Frhr. v. Gültlingen / Oberl. v. Trautwitz-Hellwig / Leutn. Schmidt 4. Esk. - Rittm. v. Hanstein / Oberl. Fuchs / Leutn. Graf v. Hoffmannsegg 5. Esk. - Rittm. v. Weltzien / Oberl. v. Ploto / Leut. v. Platen Wachtmeister: 1. Esk. Warnstedt 2. Esk. Bober
  6. This large stone or ice-age boulder was errected in the late 1930s at a central place in the middle of Wandsbek Markt, and tells the history of the town since it's first mention in middle ages chronicals till about 1938. After the war, a part of the inscription was partly erased and the stone has been moved several times since. It now stands at the edge of the Wandsbeker Gehölz, facing the Market Place. The second picture shows a bronze statue on a fountain basin, which was donated by Bürgermeister Puvogel at the beginning of the 20th Century. This stands on the old Wandsbek market
  7. This private purchase KD 89 with presentation blade of Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hann.) Nr.15 from Wandsbek was offered to me recently by a visitor to the Museum, thinking that perhaps the Museum might like to purchase it. However the Museum is in posession of two even better examples, but I expressed interest for my own private collection. The weapon is not "top", but reasonable, the blade is good and has the regimental inscription and battle honours and without any major flaws, with original leather blade buffer (Stoßleder). There is a maker's mark of W.K.C.
  8. Just a couple of years ago, a bronze statue was stolen from the Tonndorfer Cemetery in Wandsbek. The statue had stood for many years opposite the chapel near the cemetery gates. It had greatly enhanced the scene, where older people could sit on the nearby benches and observe the statue. This statue was known as "Die Psyche" and was around 100 years old It now seems to have become common practice, and public monuments are no longer safe, especially when they are of bronze. Luckily, the statue was later recovered, but in a dismantled condition, the feet had been sawn-off. It is hoped that it can
  9. In all, 40 pages with photographs from the mobilisation in August 1914 till November 1918, this album belonged to Leutnant der Reserve Mützenbecher. It is thought that several identical albums were produced and distributed among former officers of Husaren-Regiment 15, it is not known how many were made, rare, possibly the only surviving example. The Regiment was in the West, France and Belgium until 14. November, thereafter moved to the Eastern Front, where it remained till the end of the war, returning in February 1919.
  10. The War Diaries of Wilhelm Dölken of Husaren-Regiment 15, Wandsbek. These were published in two parts in the Newsletter of the Regimental Association in Wandsbek during the late 1920s. In two parts, unfortunately, incomplete, as the next part was never published. It is not known where the original diaries remained in later years. Luckily, these two parts were published and give us some idea of what the Husars experienced in the first few months of the war in 1914. German text. Mein Kriegstagebuch Bundesnachricht Wandsbek Nr. 18 , November 1933 Von Wilhem Dölken, ehem. Vizewachtme
  11. The remains of a WW2 Luftschutzbunker at the corner of Hogrevestrasse and Wendemuthstrasse in Hamburg-Wandsbek. The bunker was never quite completed and over 40 people took shelter here on the night of the airraids in July 1943. A direct hit entirely destroyed the bunker and all within. The remains of the bunker were still clearly visible until the early 1970s in the form of a high mound of rubble, as this was an enormous bunker. Later the ruins were covered over with earth and trees and flowers planted. This is how it looks today, a plaque in memory of the those within the bunker was errected
  12. Wandsbek - Bovestrasse In front of the school in the Bovestrasse in Wandsbek is an unusual bronze equestrian statue. It commemorates the days when warlike tribes from the steppes of Eastern Europe and Asia threatened the whole of Europe. These feared warriors were the Huns. They were barbaric, ruthless and fierce and defeated and destroyed every European army that stood in their way. In the year 1241 the Battle of Liegnitz (Wahlstatt) took place when hordes of Huns clashed with German, Polish and HUngarian knights. The knights were outclassed, too heavy, unmanoevrable, an
  13. Uniform accessories for an officer of Husaren-Regiment 15: See also previous articles about Husaren-Regiment 15 Officer's cap, worn by Major Freiherr von Tettau. Bandelier and Kartuschkasten with crowned FWR monogram. The bandelier is backed in blue uniform cloth as per the Attila, with silver brocade and silver plated fittings. Worn from the left shoulder to the right hip - the buckle to the rear. Säbeltasche, yellow cloth, silver braid, red maroquin leather, hangers of patent leather with fire-gilded bronze fittings The Säbeltasche is i
  14. Two early or pre-war photos of Oberfeldwebel Hermann Riedel from Wandsbek. He was the husband of the proprietress of Fotoatelier Mercedes Riedel in the Feldstrasse in Wandsbek (now Walddörfer Strasse). He was Oberfeldwebel of the Reserve in Infanterie-Regiment 69 in Wandsbek, and ended the war as Stabsfeldwebel. He had served in WW1 from the very start with Infanterie-Regiment Bremen No.75 and also several other regiments. He got the Iron Cross 2nd class 1914, the Bremer Hanseatenkreuz and the black wound badge. In WW2 he was awarded the KVK 2nd class in 1941 and the 1st class on 20. April 19
  15. Here are two studio photos I was given from the archive of Foto Atelier Mercedes Riedel in Wandsbek. These are postwar photos of British troops of the occupation force around Hamburg. They are from the R.E.M.E. and had their encampments in nissen huts etc. on Wandsbek's Feldstrasse (now Walddörfer Strasse). They are wearing some special unit badge which I can't make out. They had their group photos taken in the studio in the private house of Mercedes Riedel. In order to photograph the officers, who were accomodated in a large stately villa in Wandsbek-Marienthal, she was one day taken by motor
  16. Situated opposite the entrance to Wandsbek's Eichtalpark is a large boulder (Findling) with a bronze plaque commemorating Generalfeldmarschall Helmuth Graf von Moltke, 1800-1891, Chief of the Prussian General Staff, whose brilliant organisation in the wars of 1866 and 1870/71 led to victory. Illustrations depict the memorial in it's present state and position opposite the entrance to the Eichtalpark on the Ahrensburger Strasse. The gates of the park are mounted with two stone sphinx statutes, which formerly decorated the driveway to former Wandsbek Castle, demolished after 1848. Moltke
  17. Here are some illustrations of the original regimental standard of Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) No. 15 stationed in Wandsbek until it's dissolution in early 1919. The first picture is an artist's impression from a period or later illustration. The photos following are from an auction catalogue dating from April 1999. The standard had disappeared at the end of the war from it's last known place in the Town Hall in Altona. An officer had, on his own initiative, removed this and all other standards of the IX. Armee Korps a
  18. Situated in the old churchyard of the Christuskirche in Wandsbek Markt is an obelisk as a memorial to those of the town of Wandsbek, who fell in the War of 1870/1. The memorial has suffered several times from graffiti, and has been re-cleaned, which does not improve tne condition of it's substance. The memorial is of sandstone, the plaques of white marble Buried in this churchyard is also Matthias Claudius (+1815) and his wife Rebecca. Claudius was probably the most well.known North German writer, poet and chronist of his time, associated with the "Wandsbecker Bothe" His most popular poem
  19. This is a unique item, a peaked cap in peacetime quality from the last staff officer in 1914 of Husaren-Regiment 15 - it was worn by Major Freiherr von Tettau. Inside the fine white silk lining is a faded gold embossed monogram T under a baron's coronet, which exclusively identifies this as such. It came from an old and extensive collection, auctioned off a couple of years ago from the estate of the collector, who owned a private museum devoted solely to the cavalry regiments of the "old army". The cap is of fine dark blue cloth, the band is lemon yellow, both edges piped in white, the crown p
  20. Shown is a pre-war set of stitch-in shoulder straps for an Oberfeldwebel of Infanterie-Regiment 69 in Wandsbek. Curiously, the Tresse is of the pattern not normally seen on later army collars and shoulder pieces. This is of the older pattern known as "linierte Tresse", as opposed to the other pattern known as "gemusterte" or "faconnierte" Tresse. These straps were probably worn on the old pattern piped tunic with pockets. Oberfeldwebel Hermann Riedel also served in this regiment.
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