Excellent ID Andreas !
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
Short pouches are most likely for MP44 short magazines.
Wachter died while hiding in Rome in 1949 from kidney disease. I would guess the color photo is of his son.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Storyville: My Nazi Legacy: The Most Affecting Documentary Of Two Men's Confrontation With Their Fathers Crimes.
Still one of the most moving examples of the horror of warfare and genocide that resulted both in self punishing acceptance and blind denial of two of the three individuals involved by their fathers evil legacies.
'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'
In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.