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No1


No2


Back of No2


No4


No5


No6


No7 & No8


No9 & No10


No11 & No12


No13 & no14


No15 & No16


No17 & 18


No19 & 20


No21 & 22


No23 & 24


No25 &


No27, 28 & 29

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No30 & 31


No32 & 33


No37 & 38


No41 & 42


No43 & 44


No45 & 46


No47


No48 & 49


No50


No51 & 52


No55 & 56


No57 & 58


No59 & 60


No61 & 62


No 63 & 64

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Roy,

this is an absuolute dreamland to me.

Big challenge to the team.

If transscriptions wanted, I will start working on the texts from tomorrow on and will give you the texts in modern German as well as in translations into English right here.

Thank you so very much for sharing and for spending your time at making possible to see that great stuff.

Malte

PS: My old friend Egbert also will help you with translations, as I hope

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Great material; I'd love to read the translations! (or the German text)

Roel

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What a great collection!

Just one Then & Now (simply love it)

Fromelles: There are still graves next to the church (wonder if they got any hits during the war)

No idea what the damaged buidling on the left was used for.

Many people visiting the new CWGC-cemetery in Fromelles will pass this spot. Not visible on the old photo is the Gallodrome-bar on the right ("Primus") which was visited by so many Anzacs and British soldiers during the war (and during the construction of the cemetery!)

Roel

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Hi,

Postcard nr.2 'Voltreffer auf die Bahn' shows the gun pit of the 38 cm gun at Predikboom, after the gun was removed

regards,

Cnock

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No. 60 (Frontpage) Text is:

'Stellung l. Fl. 4. Komp.

Rumänien 1917'

= Stellung des linken Flügels der 4. Kompanie. Rumänien 1917.

= Position left wing of 4th coy. Rumania 1917.

No. 61 (Backside) Text is:

'Zerschossenes Grabenstück in

der Sereth-Stellung (Rumä-

nien) bei "Galeaska [Garleasca]".

Gren. - Rgt. 2. 4. Komp.

Den 19. Juli 1917.

L. B.'

= Zerschossenes Grabenstück in der Sereth-Stellung (Rumänien) bei "Galeaska [Garleasca]". Grenadier-Regiment. 2. / 4. Kompanie. Den 19. Juli 1917. L. B.

= Shelled part of a trench in the Sereth Line (Rumania) near 'Galeaska' [Garleasca]. Grenadier-Regiment. No.2. / 4th coy. On July 19th 1917. L. B.

German Grenadier-Regiment No. 2 in July 1917 was part of the 174th Infantry Brigade belonging to the 109th Infantry Division

The official German term for the operation was 'Stellungskrieg an Putna und Sereth (Rum.)' = Trench warfare at the rivers Putna and Sereth (Rumania).

The German 109th Infantry Division was involved from January 6th to July 21st 1917.

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Postcard No. 110 is Flabas

' ... La latitude de la ville de Flabas est 49.2833 et la longitude de la ville de Flabas est 5.4. Flabas posséde 1 code postal, situé région de Lorraine, en département de Meuse.
La Région de Flabas est Lorraine. La Département de Flabas est Meuse.
Moirey-Flabas-Crépion est une commune française, située dans le département de la Meuse et la région Lorraine. environ 20 km au nord de Verdun. proximités Connnu le champ de bataille et ses nombreuses ruines architechurales comme dans le forage Moirey ou il ya un ruines hôpital militaire allemand. Le village est situé bord Flabas de la forêt et du Bois des Caures de Verdun tristement célèbre pour les batailles de la Première Guerre mondiale ...'

Info taken from:

http://code-postal.fr.mapawi.com/france/1/meuse/2/60/55/flabas/55150/21301/

No. 111 is the backside of 110, text is:

'verschickt, am 8. Juni 1916

Viele Grüße sendet

Dein Johann'

Sent on June 8th 1916

Many greetings sends

Your's Johann

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No. 100 (front) and No. 101 (back)

No. 100 text is:

'Frz. Comines

Blick v. Rathausturm'

= Französisch Comines - Blick vom Rathausturm

= French part of Comines - View from the tower of the town hall

No. 101 text is:

'Habe jetzt Urlaubsverlängerung

bis 23. Oktober, so daß ich die Nach-

kirchweihjagd noch zuende mit-

machen kann. Wenn Du in

Deiner jetzigen Thätigkeit

Photographien (Scherenfernrohr

Flieger etc) erwischen kannst,

sowie Stellungskarten und

Sonstiges, stiehl soviel als [Du]

erwischen kannst, sie sind

Dir später eine schöne

Erinnerung, u. beim Stab

werden sie doch bloß wegge-

worfen.'

= Now my holydays are elongated up to October 23rd, so that I can take part at the After Kermess Hunt until it's end. If you in your actual position could fetch up photographs (telescope, aviator etc) as also trench maps or something else, steal as much as you can get, since later on they will be a nice souvenir to you, and at the staff they will be thrown away only.

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Hi Roy,

Firstly a HAPPY NEW YEAR !

my work on your postcards (localization, verification and mastermind translation only) has not finished yet and should be continued in time.

The year 2014 has started, so from August 1st on forums on WW1 will run hot for 47 months in the minorest.

All the best

Malte

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