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Schwaben Redoubt Photos


Ralph J. Whitehead

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I have been researching the war for some time now and I have concentrated on the Somme from the German perspective. While I have read many accounts of the Schwaben Redoubt, Feste Schwaben, I have yet to see a single photograph from the German side showing this location.

I have gone through the history of the 26th Reserve Division, all of the regimental histories for this division and a number of other period works. While it receives mention has anyone ever seen a period German photo of the Schwaben Redoubt taken prior to 1 July 1916?

Ralph

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Ralph,

Did you check the pictures in the Hauptstaatsarchiv Stuttgart or the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Stuttgart?

Jan

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Not yet Jan, It is my hope to visit both in the future. Are you aware of any photos they might have?

Ralph

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There are aerial photos in the IWM photo archive; you will need a British trench map reference to access them.

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