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    Hi guys,
    I have just bought this gebirgsjager postcard. This is the well known image that appeared in SIGNAL magazine.

    Can anyone translate the writing on the back for me please? There is a TR feldpost stamp on it but a post date of December 1945????? Surely they weren't still using the old stamps ( although it does look like the swaz could have been blanked out ... just a bit hard to see )

    I just thought it was unusual and it is such an iconic Gebirgsjager image - the sender was still proud 6 months after the defeat!

    cheers, Dan
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    It says:

    "Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest wünscht Euch allen Euer Ernst"
    ["Merry Christmas to you all from your Ernst"].

    It was sent by Ernst Erdmann, an Obergefreiter in the naval artillery, serving in Gotenhafen [now Gdynia, Poland].

    The recipients were the wainwright Jakob Schollenberger and his family at Oberflockenbach near Heidelberg in Baden.

    I think the year is actually 1943.

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    Ah, Andreas my friend, you come through with the goods again!!!

    Well Xmas 1943 would explain a lot, but it sure looked like a '5' to me .....
    It is an interesting image to use for a man serving at a Kriegsmarine batterie .....??

    Thanks again, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Love the action shot , very nice !

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    Quote by Danmark View Post
    It is an interesting image to use for a man serving at a Kriegsmarine batterie .....??
    "I never wanted to do this job in the first place. I wanted to be a... MOUNTAIN TROOPER!"

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    "I never wanted to do this job in the first place. I wanted to be a... MOUNTAIN TROOPER!"
    Yes, a far more glamorous life than staring at the sky looking for bombers and daily gunnery drills!!
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    No, it is "43', of course, there is no '5".

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