Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Help Translating Imperial German Diary!

Article about: Hello all, I acquired this Imperial German estate of Karl Heppner recently. It seems to date from the 1890's - World War I era due to his Pickelhaube. The 1915 Pickelhaube has a brass wappen

  1. #1

    Default Help Translating Imperial German Diary!

    Hello all, I acquired this Imperial German estate of Karl Heppner recently. It seems to date from the 1890's - World War I era due to his Pickelhaube. The 1915 Pickelhaube has a brass wappen and removable spike. It comes with his sword belt hanger. There are about 30 pages of handwritten pages. Can anyone help translating a few pages?
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Help Translating Imperial German Diary!   Help Translating Imperial German Diary!  

    Help Translating Imperial German Diary!   Help Translating Imperial German Diary!  

    Help Translating Imperial German Diary!   Help Translating Imperial German Diary!  

    Help Translating Imperial German Diary!   Help Translating Imperial German Diary!  


  2. #2

    Default

    Here are a few more
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Help Translating Imperial German Diary!   Help Translating Imperial German Diary!  

    Help Translating Imperial German Diary!  

  3. #3
    ?

    Default

    Your lucky in that the writer had great penmanship. I think it would first have to be transcribed into a modern font. My mother-in-law use to leave me notes in English, but written in the "alt" script, was only able to figure out about half of what she wrote.

  4. #4

    Default

    Yes it's beautiful writing, something of a lost art.

  5. #5

    Default

    I like everything in the photo including the VKP in the background!

    Exquisite handwriting!

  6. #6

    Default

    My German is ok for a not German native speaker, but I'm sorry I can't make much from the ancient handwriting.

    Maybe someone else can. Good luck. Paul

  7. #7

    Default

    After trying to read this, I'm finding out how much my German has deteriorated. The first picture says something about friends and their travels from Giessen in May of 1894. The diary or trip started on 1 may 94 I'm lost on the rest. I really need to practice more.
    Best
    Paul

    47th MP Co/47th Inf Div 1983-1988
    583rd Ord Co 59th Ord Bde Muenster, W Germany
    1988-1990
    Looking for P37 ammo pouch with No4 bayo frog

Similar Threads

  1. Need Help! Need help translating german postcard

    In History and Research Third Reich and WW2
    08-24-2018, 01:53 AM
  2. WW2 German Fremdenpass - Need Help Translating

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    06-03-2015, 07:49 PM
  3. Help in translating a German document

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    05-25-2015, 03:34 PM
  4. Need some help translating WWII German POW Postcard

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    02-23-2015, 09:42 PM
  5. Help translating something in German

    In History and Research Third Reich and WW2
    08-07-2011, 02:45 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •