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Article about: Hi can you translate this plate ? what musk. means ? why square and not oval ? thanks for answers cordially Didier

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    Hi
    can you translate this plate ?
    what musk. means ?
    why square and not oval ?
    thanks for answers
    cordially
    Didier

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    It appears that you have a temporary grave marker. Which, I believe, were nailed on a wooden cross. These were square and not oval as the Erkennungsmarke were. Musk. stands for Musketier or private. It lists his name, rank, unit and date of his death.

    Anton

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    Anton, "bang on", could not of put it better myself ! bichon, nice little piece of history !
    Prost ! Steve.
    "The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
    G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)

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    Hi Gentlemen
    thank you
    cordially
    Didier

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