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Article about: Hello i recently purchased this picture from an estate and i dont know if its German or what country it is and it would be great if someone could help me with this! - Nick K

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    Hello i recently purchased this picture from an estate and i dont know if its German or what country it is and it would be great if someone could help me with this! - Nick K

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    WW1 German Officer.

    He wears the so called "Galipoli Star" or Iron half moon. A Turkish decoration.

    Moved your thread here to the correct forum where you will get more input.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Nick, a nice photograph of a Cuirassier (Heavy Cavalry) Officer a "Rittmeister" (Captain), of the Imperial German Army, we can tell this, as he is wearing a Model 1908 Cavalry type "Waffenrock mit Steinkragen" (standing collar) with the distinctive regimental lace/braiding (Bortenbesatz) around the collar and white backed shoulder straps with two pips. As Ade has said, decorated with a number of awards, including the Iron Cross 2nd class and the Turkish war medal.
    Hope that helps,
    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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    Thanks alot for the help is there anyway to identify who he is and his role in the war? and also what do you think the value of it is? - Nick K

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    Nick, unless someone can decypher the writing, it is in Sutterlin script, hard to read at the best of times, and IF it includes some hint at the Regiment he was in, then if it did, you could check Regiment history and the Prussian rank list for information, and of course check to see if he survived the war.....I have a suspicion he did, and that the photograph may of been taken post war, only suposition of course. When I have time after the holidays, i'll check to see how many "Cuirassier" Regiments fought in the sphere of Turkish influence and would of been elegible to recieved the Turkish war medal. As for value, depends on if you can I.D. the Officer and his 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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    Well i did a little research and found out that there were only ten Cuirassier regiments in 1914 so i hope that helps. - Nick K

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