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Recently purchased this postcard, the pencil written details on the back are, maj.gen.H.T.Allen,commander american forces in germany and gen.sir William robertson inspecting the guard of honour,1/6 batt.west yorks regt. looks like it may date from between march to october 1919 when the 1/6 were part of 2nd northern brigade baor,sir william robertson was commander in chief of baor from 1919-1920, if i have done my homework correctly !. the location is difficult to read but looks like dam platz,with the impressive buildings i was wondering if it may be in Cologne ?

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John.

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Recently purchased this postcard, the pencil written details on the back are, maj.gen.H.T.Allen,commander american forces in germany and gen.sir William robertson inspecting the guard of honour,1/6 batt.west yorks regt. looks like it may date from between march to october 1919 when the 1/6 were part of 2nd northern brigade baor,sir william robertson was commander in chief of baor from 1919-1920, if i have done my homework correctly !. the location is difficult to read but looks like dam platz,with the impressive buildings i was wondering if it may be in Cologne ?

regards,

John.

Hi John,

According to the 1/6th History the battalion was in Cologne and district from 26/2/19 to 13/11/19. They were also briefly in Dunwald and Hilgen, so I would think that your theory is correct, although I am not 100%. Certainly very impressive buildings--certainly not Bradford!!

Robert

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Hi Robert,

many thanks for the speedy reply and the additional information,much appreciated,

kind regards,

john.

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Hi Robert,

many thanks for the speedy reply and the additional information,much appreciated,

kind regards,

john.

Hi John,

I just googled Dam Platz and it came up with Amsterdam!!?

It almost looks like a cathedral on the immediate left?

Robert

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Hi John,

I just googled Dam Platz and it came up with Amsterdam!!?

It almost looks like a cathedral on the immediate left?

Robert

just been googling too robert !, looks like it may be dom platz, which is german for cathedral square !,

john.

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just been googling too robert !, looks like it may be dom platz, which is german for cathedral square !,

john.

Excellent. Mystery solved?

Robert

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Excellent. Mystery solved?

Robert

I think it may be !, many thanks all for the very speedy help !,

kind regards and best wishes,

John.

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