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What can you tell me about this photo?

Article about: Hello all, I received this photo in a feldpost. You can find the thread here: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/photos...-photo-199086/ I was wondering what you guys can describe to me about the

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    Hello all,

    I received this photo in a feldpost. You can find the thread here: http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/photos...-photo-199086/

    I was wondering what you guys can describe to me about the men in photo, what uniforms they are wearing etc.? I can recognise an MG34 and the K98k's.

    Any general info that can be provided would be wonderful

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    The two guys at the back standing far right are Medics, note the large pouches.

    They all appear to be wearing M36 tunics with dark green badge cloth collar.

    Farily early war photo by the looks of it.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Thanks Ade mate. The feldpost appears to be from the Ostfront. So I guess 41/42?

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    I would certainly not put it as late as 1942. I was thinking more 1940.

    The feldgrau collar to the tunic , often called the "M40" by collectors would tend to be seen in photos from 1941/42. Not an exact method of dating it of course, but it gives an indication.

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    Yes , more 1940, there is no Y-straps

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    Hmmm this is interesting. It reinforces my belief that the photo is unrelated to the feldpost. Which is a shame in a way.

    Thanks for your opinions and knowledge mates. It is appreciated

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    Are you sure for the FPnr?
    27253
    (Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 6. Kompanie Infanterie-Regiment 167
    (2.1.1940-27.4.1940) gestrichen, wurde Fp.Nr. 08179 C
    (28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Gerate-Kolonne d. Luftnachrichten-Abteilung
    Flieger-Division 7
    (25.9.1940-15.2.1941) Gerate-Kolonne Luftnachrichten-Abteilung 41
    (10.2.1943-23.8.1943) Gerate-Kolonne
    Luftwaffen-Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 1
    (6.4.1944-9.11.1944) 26.5.1944 gestrichen.

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    G'day Lebus,

    27253 is what appears on the envelope. The letter is dated 02 April 1942, and the contents place of the letter (kindly translated by HPL) place it on the Ost front without a doubt.

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