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4 minutes ago, jonbem said:

After a random Googling for WW1 African politicians I'll have a go for

Marcus Mosiah Garvey Sr.

Try WW1 African politician named King. 😊

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_D._B._King

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Yes! King it is.The Republic of Liberia sent a number of soldiers to France, apparently, though none saw combat, and King represented Liberia at Versailles.

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6 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

Yes! King it is.The Republic of Liberia sent a number of soldiers to France, apparently, though none saw combat, and King represented Liberia at Versailles.

I'd never have got him in a million years without your uncharacteristically giveaway clue Uncle George. 

Who is this then, looking suitably unimpressed in 1919???

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He led the German delegation at Versailles, but I can’t remember his bloody name🤬

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1 minute ago, Knotty said:

He led the German delegation at Versailles, but I can’t remember his bloody name🤬

Google is your friend 😁

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Just now, Uncle George said:

He is Ulrich von Brockdorff-Rantzau.

Indeed he is. 

One giveaway clue deserves another. 😊

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This is annoying , it’s a double barrelled name, similar to a footballer of the 70’s…..Google will be last resort😁 

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1 minute ago, Knotty said:

This is annoying , it’s a double barrelled name, similar to a footballer of the 70’s…..Google will be last resort😁 

U.G. has put you out of your misery. 🤔

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Ah beaten to it by UG, and in case you were wondering the footballer was think was Rob Redhousebrick  or Rensenbrink……don’t ask.

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1 minute ago, Knotty said:

Ah beaten to it by UG, and in case you were wondering the footballer was think was Rob Redhousebrick  or Rensenbrink……don’t ask.

There was also this bloke with a name that didn't fit on the back of the shirt!

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink, He played for clubs such as the Dutch Eredivisie's FC Twente and PSV, the Scottish Premier League's Celtic, Hull City of the English Premier League and Rapid Vienna of Austria's Bundesliga.

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This is a very famous, heroically brave man. He has had a film made of his life, had streets named after him, featured on postage stamps. And that,  as they say, isn’t the half of it. But who is he ? ? ?
 

 

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My chap would appear to be wearing rather distinctive Kragenspiegel. I wonder if this has any significance.

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I'm sure it has, but way beyond my scope to recognise it unfortunately. 

Perhaps signifying a non-German unit?

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40 minutes ago, neverforget said:

I'm sure it has, but way beyond my scope to recognise it unfortunately. 

Perhaps signifying a non-German unit?


No, not a non-German unit. He was a non-combatant. Despite this, he was awarded the EK1 (as we can see) and lost a leg in the front line.

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Is he “The Hobbling Priest” aka Rupert Mayer, who lost a leg and was the first Iron Cross bravery awarded to a chaplain?

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21 minutes ago, Knotty said:

Is he “The Hobbling Priest” aka Rupert Mayer, who lost a leg and was the first Iron Cross bravery awarded to a chaplain?

That seems like a good guess as when you google it the previous picture is bottom right here!

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1 minute ago, Uncle George said:

Red-white-red until we’re dead

24 Feb 1938

Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg made the "Red-white-red until we're dead" ("Rot-weiß-rot bis in den Tod") speech at the Austrian Bundestag in protest of German threat. In the country, protests both for and against Germany appeared; meanwhile, there was a run on the banks and tourists began to leave the country.

24 Feb 1938 | World War II Database (ww2db.com)

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Another inmate of Sachsenhausen here. “Red-white-red until we’re dead!” Who is he ? ? ?

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4 minutes ago, jonbem said:

24 Feb 1938

Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg made the "Red-white-red until we're dead" ("Rot-weiß-rot bis in den Tod") speech at the Austrian Bundestag in protest of German threat. In the country, protests both for and against Germany appeared; meanwhile, there was a run on the banks and tourists began to leave the country.

24 Feb 1938 | World War II Database (ww2db.com)


Correct! (I got a bit confused with the posting - apologies) Image from Austria-forum.org.

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I have one to offer.

Reportedly the last of his kind.

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4 minutes ago, Uncle George said:

Royal Scots Fusiliers?

Seaforths. His particular battalion being the first Highland territorial btn to serve in France.

He is linked by his ancestry to the Forth bridge.

His grave.

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Is he Norman Collins, the author of ‘Last Man Standing - the Memoirs of a Seaforth Highlander’?

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