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Two Ottoman officers in the Vosges in May-June 1918

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And here is 06 verso some really interesting stuff!

 

 

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trajan

Details of 06 verso...

 

 

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More details 06 verso

 

 

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trajan

And, as luck would have it, for reference, an encounter with: http://www.le-blog-de-pierre.fr/les-trois-epis-le-tram-1.html gave me some interesting parallels. of which the one here is just one of several!...

 

 

 

 

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egbert

Barrenkopf / Schratzmännele

 

This is the connecting line from Drei Ähren to the front line at Barrenkopf-/Schratzmännele- and Lingekopf-mountains, all clustered close by

 

Then Julian`s KodEis:

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Now, Egbert's own

 

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trajan

Thanks Egbert!

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trajan

An idle few minutes (class / course registrations today - :() allowed to find this one also of interest at the same junction, opposite the hotel / restaurant as in the last post (this one appeared on Google from: https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-images/d6156bd2-c8ea-43b1-9c46-58f906ef3121_l.jpg - shown here for reference), plus Egbert has pointed me towards an appropriate reference work (thanks again!) - Jürgen Ehret, Kriegsbahnen im Oberelsass 1914-1918 (2014).

 

Julian

 

 

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Julian, your last picture shows the terminal station from electric tramway Türkheim-Drei Ähren. Here is a logistic reloading site from terminal to Drei Ähren town center which is located at the church, circled red in my image. From the downtown location (which is at 670m alt already!), the Feldbahn RR leads directly to the front at

Barrenkopf/Schratzmännele/Lingekopf.

 

 

 

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My next pictures are all from downtown at/near the church.

 

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Church Notre-Dame  Drei-Ähren left

 

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This is what it looks today

 

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For orientation: Türkheim, starting point of electrical tramway to terminal Drei Ähren.

Drei Ähren, starting point for Feldbahn to the front lines

 

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egbert

Then

 

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Now

 

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trajan

Thanks Egbert!

 

Onto page 07 recto - as before general photographs of the page, and scanned versions of the images thereon. I am aware my photography and scanning skills leave much to be desired, but I will try to find a better scanner in the university... For now -

 

 

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And page 07 Verso... Sight-seeing shorts! BUT one of my students is certain he has seen the Prinz Joachim photograph published somwehere - the search begins!

07 V 00.jpg

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Page 08 Recto, more "sightseeing"... Useful, perhaps for the modern administration of "Kayersburg"?

 

 

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Page 08 verso more detailed information - I DO need to get these and the other plans and elevations properly scanned at a higher resolution...

 

 

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Page 09 Recto - into the woods with the cable car...

 

 

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trajan

Rats - the last two posts were merged... So, I'll take a dinner break and then do some more...

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So to page 09 verso - over half-way there! And this 'Blockhaus' looks familiar. But who are these Turkish gents?

 

 

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Now to last two pages for tonight... Page 10 recto...

 

 

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And page 10 verso... Note on the 4th one here that the the Turkish officer on the left has a 'Gallpoili Star' (for which you did not have to be at Gallipoli as it was the Turkish equvalnt of the EK), and also braiding on his epaualttes. The Turkish officer on the right has no 'Star' and less brading on his shoulder, although he looks older.

 

 

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michaeldr

It's interesting that the older officer has a darker collar on his great-coat (perhaps indicating General Staff)

while his service jacket collar seems to be lighter and more like his colleague's (perhaps indicating Engineer or Railway Troops)

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egbert
18 hours ago, trajan said:

Then Station Bönlesgrab

09 R 00B.jpg

 

Today

 

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16 hours ago, trajan said:

Brudermatt then

 

 

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Location of Brudermatt

 

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16 hours ago, trajan said:

Summertime Kleiner Belchen Endstation

10 R 00A.jpg

 

 

 

Wintertime Kleiner Belchen Endstation

 

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egbert
16 hours ago, trajan said:

Then

 

10 R 00B.jpg

 

 

 

 

Now

 

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