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German Officer's equipment


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Can anyone identify the two items the German officer has on his chest in this photo? I assume the tube is a small megaphone,  but I don't find anything like it online. The other large round disc is a mystery to me. Thanks for any help.

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What is the thing on the right? If the pic has been cropped can you post the whole? The two items might be something to do with it.

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Disc? I'm tempted to guess that this is a one in a million photo of a German taking a cannonball to the chest! 

 

At least it looks spherical rather than a disc to me. 

 

/Dan 

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The thing on the right is a kind of trench mortar. I can't remember the right name. I know because I used to have a grenade for it.

 

The horn is not a megaphone but a horn to be blown on, probably to warn people around him or give them signals. A similar horn was used by railway troops at that time to warn for a coming train.

 

The circular thing is a container for a kind of signal lamp/torch (Perlux Taschenlampe).

 

Jan

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Hello - Jan is correct; the muzzle on the right is a Lanz mortar.  The projectile is protruding from the barrel (for the photograph).  Regards, Torrey

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