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Kanonier E.Holtfreter Feldartillerie Regiment 60, Nachrichten Ersatz abteilung, Fernsprech ersatz kompanie, Strelitz Alt (gunner H.H. Field artillerie Regiment 60, Transmission 'replacement' section, Communications 'ersatz' company, at Strelitz Alt (old- Strelitz camp)

Herzliche Kameradschaftliche Grüsse aus dem Barackenlager Strelitz Alt sendet ihnen Erwin H. (singed by a number of other kameraden, ne has written 'Grüsse und Küsse' Greetings and kisses )

(Warm regards from the Strelitz Alt camp sends to you Erwin H. etc)

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Just to add. The full regimental title was Grossherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr 60 It was raised on 25 March 1899 as part of an expansion of the active army and was based in Schwerin.


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Many thanks for your help guys,

Eparges, showing my complete lack of knowlege in German...could you provide me with a fully English translation?

Also, do you know what this camp was for?

Many thanks, Donnie

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Without the German text, one might think that the camp was for Prisoners of War - look at the double fence round the camp. It is interesting that with such a (relatively) sophisticated fence, there does not seem to be a formally dressed gate guard on duty. Perhaps he is behind the cameraman, who is up a height somewhere - perhaps on a wagon, or in a two storey building just outside the camp gate.

Are the two towers within the camp for water tanks?


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Hello Donnie,

Erwin Holtfreter is not mentioned as casualty by Volksbund records. Perhaps he had survived.


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