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German unit in Russia August 1917


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I have a postcard that seems to be from a soldier in Russia, can anyone translate ANY of the writing on the reverse?

THANKS

 

john

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A Sunday in Russia 20 August 1917

 

26.8.17

Dear Brother! I received your dear card, which pleased me very much and for which I thank you most heartily. I see from it that you are still doing very well, and I can say that the same is also true for me. Then you wrote that you still don't know if/when you will get your leave. I also don't know if/when I will get my leave but I think it will be in October. Dear brother, here is a picture of our shelter and there in the middle sits Jakob Hoffman; you will recognize me. Dear brother, you were going to send me a picture of you and your horse. Otherwise there's nothing new to write. I'm still healthy and cheerful and hope that you are too.

Warm greetings from your brother Jakob Hoffmann

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Thats GREAT! many thanks for your translation, sorry that I only just read it, as I did not get a notification.

 

Can you tell what unit is pictured and where it might be?

 

regards

john

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2 hours ago, samsearcher said:

Can you tell what unit is pictured and where it might be?

There is nothing written on the card but if you can make high res scans of the shoulder straps I have marked, it may just be possible to identify the regiment.

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