A Gebirgsjager troop from GJ Regiment 98 of the 1st GJ Division.
An interesting "story" I found while researching the Regiment, was a photo of GJ Reg 98's (and KC holder) Hauptmann Carl Rall wearing an SS-Totenkopf on his cap along with the edelweiss insignia. This was done by a second man from the Regiment... (KC)Oberst Josef Salminger also! These were supposedly given to them by a Waffen-SS Commander as a token of appreciation for their Anti-Partisan work in Greece 1943. I'm sure the WSS Commander wasnt thinking they would actually wear this "gift" on there Bergmutze', as it was obviously not in regulation.
Herr Rall's Bergmutze
A Panzerman w/ shiny Silver Panzerkampf Abzeichen in wear. Photo taken in Hamburg-Jungfernstieg
(nice shot of wrap)
Very cool Bill as usual
Here is a pretty rare photo, showing a Romanian man from SS Prinz Eugen Division.....wearing the scarce Romanian Volksdeutsche Badge (Wehrsportabzeichen). I dont know exactly what this badge was awarded for, but it definitely fits in with the division's composition of troops. The 7th SS Mountain division was made up of Romanians, Croatians and Hungarian Volunteers. The badge tells us that this guy is a Romanian Volunteer (and an ethnic German)!
(this photo was posted by the previous owner on another forum a long while ago, so some may have seen this before)
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
My very interesting WW1 photo-album!
here is an album i got if you would like to see it
Very nice album Patrick
Some photos of my latest album. I don't have much time so i'll post only a few today.
These photos were pre-printed in many albums of that era.
Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377