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Regiment Ak Garde Infanterist, 2. Garde Regt zu Fuß, Garde Grenadier, 5. Garde Grenadier Regt

Regiment Ak Garde Infanterist, 2. Garde Regt zu Fuß, Garde Grenadier, 5. Garde Grenadier Regt

Not a photo, just a postcard. Uniform illustration depicting the modified field tunic of early 1915 with simplified cuffs and no rear skirting ornamentation. Examples are of two renowned regiments with special mention of the decoration of each soldier, being unusual awards for soldiers, the medal of the Kronenorden and the Rettungsmedaille, ribbons worn on second button-hole. The leather equipment has been blackened, according to late 1915 regulation, with old style cartridge boxes.

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This thread will be for photo's of the Central Powers from WW1. Photo's that show details of uniforms, equipment, decorations, etc. When posting, please give a description of the picture. The main goa

Here is a nice front line photo, although not crisp, shows great details. The man on the far left is wearing the so-called lobster armor, he also has a stick grenade in his left hand and his bayonet t

Nice photo showing early war trench fighting on the Eastern front. Note the shallow ditch and the two entrances to underground areas for protection. All the rifles are up on the bank of the trench at

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Churchill as a guest at the Kaisermanöver near Breslau in Schlesien, 1906
Also General Hamilton and Lord Lonsdale

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Colorized photo of Austrian troops with a Acetylene powered searchlight, 1916.

Image source, internet

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Colorized photo of German Artillerymen with a 9cm C/1873 gun.

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German flame thrower in action

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Austro-Hungarian forces operate a Becker Type M2 20mm anti-aircraft gun. The M2 was originally designed to be used in aircraft, but was adapted for many other uses and was the inspiration for the famous Oerlikon 20mm canon in WW2

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1914 – 1918: Deutsche Dschihad-Strategie gescheitert

Prisoners of war

 

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Bild könnte enthalten: 1 Person, Text „„Ty co żyłeś dla idei Chwała Ci". Na pobożną pamiÄ…tkÄ™ zacnego młodzieńca Wła dysława Łanieckiego z Essen nad RuhrÄ…, który poległ n'a polu walki dnia 1. maja 1915 roku. Zmarły urodził siÄ™ dnia 16. czerwca 1893 w Mianowie (Tauschendorf) w w KsiÄ™stwie Poznańskiem jako 8 od 11 dzieci. Ojciec jego umarł dnia 15. czerwca 1900 roku. Za przykładem starszych braci przyjechał na zarobek do Essen roku 1910. Tutaj zaraz dał siÄ™ w pisać do sodalicyi Maryań-“

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Bild könnte enthalten: Baum, im Freien und Natur

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2. Pommersches Ulanen-Regiment 9, Demmin.  Ulan in full marching dress, 1914

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Named as Ulan Finck. The uniform was with white piping. The shoulder pieces
with a red 9, yellow metal buttons and helmet fittings.

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A studio photo dating from 1910

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(internet photos)

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Artillery spotters calling for adjustments, note the field phone and carrying case in the foreground. 

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Came across this very interesting photo while searching the net. It appears to be munitions storage area, with 1915 Kugels piled up, 1913 kugels in the belt carriers, 1916 stick grenades and just behind the shoulder of the soldier is trench periscope rifle attachment that is folded up. 

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Nice clear image of a 7.58cm Minenwerfer crew demonstrating its use. Members are from the Reserve Infanterie Regiment Nr. 218 in Russia.

Image source, internet.

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Early photo, although not very clear or crisp, it does show the use of the hairbrush improvised grenades, a rare sight. 

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Panzer im Ersten Weltkrieg 1914 - 1918

A7V Kampfwagen. From "Der Weltkrieg im Bild", compiled by Georg Soldan, 1928
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A7V tank “Mephisto” and some of it's crew in 1918. This is the only  surviving example of the A7V tank today.: TheGreatWarChannel

"Mephisto" and crew, 1918

At the 5th Tank Brigade demonstration ground, Vaux-en-Amienois, France,  Australian soldiers ... | Australian War Memorial

A7V Tank and crew | History Wars | Oorlog

last surviving german tank (ww1) - Gameplay - World of Tanks official forum  - Page 2

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Last of its Kind - Only Remaining German A7V Tank on Display in Queensland  (15 Photos) | World war one, German tanks, Tank

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Photo likely from Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

WW1 tank | Erster weltkrieg, Gepanzerte fahrzeuge, Panzer

 

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Erhardt E-V/4 Straßen-Panzerwagen

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Clear image of a Maschinengewehr 08 or MG 08 on its sled mount. This model has the add on armor kit, protecting the water jacket. Visible is the 250 round cloth belt coming from the ammo can which held 2 of these belts. Beneath the gun you can see an oil can and several kugel grenades as well. 

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Party like it's 1916.
A group of quite intoxicated German officers during a birthday party for a ‘Leutnant Stobwasser’, Hohensalza (today Inowrocław, Poland),14 October 1916.
In attendance we have officers of I.R. 140, in no particular order:
-Ltn. Kurt Le Fèvre (MIA 08/08/1918, first day of the 2nd battle of Arras) (while serving Gren-Rgt 11) (From Wilmersdorf, Berlin)
-Ltn Pfaul
-Ltn.d.R Hans Weißenstein (Lightly Wounded 14/06/1916) (From Nordhausen, Erfurt)
-Ltn Hartmann
-Ltn Stobwasser (the birthday boy)
-Ltn Hug
-Ltn Karn
-Ltn Werner
+ at least 2 unknown Ltns from IR 31
Color by Julius Jääskeläinen colorizations and photograph belongs to J. Mckenna.
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Verbandplatz,3.1917St.Quentin-Laon.jpg

Somme, France. March 1917. A German Army dressing station established just behind the front line in a sector between St Quentin and Laon.

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March 6, 1954: Carl Eduard, Duke of Sachsen-Coburg and Gotha, died of cancer at age sixty-nine in Coburg. The son of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Princess Helena of Waldeck and Pyrmont, he was a grandson of Queen Victoria and the last reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Basically forced by his grandmother into becoming Duke, he lost the Ducal throne after 1918 and had his British titles stripped from him in 1919 because he had fought in the German army. He later joined the Nazi party in Germany, serving in a number of positions, before he was beggared by the fines imposed by the denazification court and losing properties to the Soviet army. He is the maternal grandfather of the reigning Swedish monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf.
(internet sources - RandomHistoryOfTheDay)

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Ist möglicherweise ein Bild von 5 Personen, Personen, die stehen und außen

Decorated Bavarian infantrymen pose with two French prisoners of war. The soldier in the centre wears the insignia of the Chasseur à pied (French light infantry) on his helmet, the other one isn't so clear (possibly an artilleryman)
Of note is the 20-round Grabenmagazin fitted to the Gew 98 on the right. These magazines were generally issued to troops in defensive positions as they were cumbersome and generally unpopular with the men in the field. It is unusual to see one out of a trench position.
(Photo and caption source - Drakegoodman Collection)

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