Even when I grew up in the seventies, the practice had already been pretty much obsolete.
In days gone by, this was different, though; I still remember that my grandparents told me that when they were young, the name day was more significant than the birthday, because "even animals have birthdays, but only people have name days!"
Yes, I grew up in a very (modernized) Catholic area and I can honestly say that I had no clue what you guys were talking about when you said "Name day". I now understand, but still surprised you knew what the specific Name of the day was Chris! haha
I will see if I can find you another panzer photo Chris, as I never really noticed that stamp was a series photo. Still a pretty neat photo tho, I have never seen another one before.
Youre probly right about the old man Chris as it would make sense, but I cant make out the grey...only the white. I will have a closer look! thanks for noticing that.
[QUOTE=Panzer1031;412738]Ralph, we might be able to ID the unit as I think it says it on the cross. I'll see if I can figure it out
Bill, I took the photo out and used a loop on it, this is what i can make out.
Uffz Jos Reisch
7 Pz. A, Bat. 7(2)?
There is another line, but I can not read it.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Hi Chaps, as there's been a few panzer pics recently I thought I'd list my one & only. He was called Karl Seidl & was KIA. The card came directly from his family.
Can anybody figure out what it says on the back?
Hi Chaps, how about this one. A quick upgrade of an Austrian uniform by adding an eagle!! I suppose it's from 1938 just after the Anschluss,
(the first # (7) is usually the Kompanie, but there is not 7 kmps/or battalions in a Pz Artillerie Regiment...so I dunno)
Maybe: Panzer Abteilung 7 ? (but the battalion thing confuses me)
maybe: 7 Panzer Division....but there Arty Battalion is #78
(7 Pz Div / Artillerie Battalion 78)
Maybe: Panzer Artillerie Battalion 72?
Maybe: Panzer Ausbildungs Battalion of the 7 Pz Div?
I dont know man, maybe someone can help us figure it out. If it were written in the traditional manner, it would be alot easier! lol
Last edited by Bill T; 12-06-2011 at 09:24 PM.
Richard- Love em' both! I like the upgraded Austrian tunic too! Always cool to see
Can anyone tell me what model sidecap this is?? It has buttons on the front