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Need help with a photo - how is your German?


alastaircox
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I found this old warrior's photograph at a boot sale. Can anyone assist with the script?

Thanks in advance, Alastair

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To early to hell. 1002 must also fight.

Peter.

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Thank you Christine and Peter.

Crikey that is more dramatic than I expected! Any thoughts as to the context here - the 1002?

Falkenstein appears a common name, can we ascertain rank from the picture or simply an officer?

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I'm sorry but that is not correct, it's just writing from the framemaker:

gerahmt & zum Stellen (framed and to be standing)

1002 mußt mit? (picture 1002 must be framed together?)

Falkenstein

It would be interesting to have a close up of the item above the Landeskokarde. Since the man does not wear a Reichskokarde, I don't think he is military.

Jan

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I think it's time for me and my wife who translated to go back to school. You can't get more wrong than that.

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Don't feel too bad - this is written in old German script and the letters don't look anything like the modern ones. Even my German friends really struggle with this. I also looked at the message and couldn't work it out, so many congrats to AOK4!

John

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It would be interesting to have a close up of the item above the Landeskokarde. Since the man does not wear a Reichskokarde, I don't think he is military.

Here is a close up, thank you Jan.

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I'm not very familiar with these, but I think this man belongs to the Militärverwaltung (military administration).

Jan

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I am unfirmiliar with German uniforms, but it looks like to me there is a bugle as in the type that is the Regimental badge of the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the upper part of the cap badge.

Cheers Roger.

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No, there isn't, it's a (German) eagle in a shield with a crown on top.

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Pound to a penny says that he has a Kaiserliche Deutsche Feldpost badge from the pre-war or even GW period...

Trajan

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I disagree. It's obviously not a crowned eagle but a crowned shield.

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I disagree. It's obviously not a crowned eagle but a crowned shield.

Jan, do you have an example we can see? Everything I am finding is WWII-era.

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