Original photo of German Soldiers, Edelweiss visible

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Original photo of German Soldiers, Edelweiss visible

Post by Heartfeltzero » 23 Jun 2022 05:12

Original photo from my collection. I’m not super sure what group/unit/branch they may have been. You can spot an edelweiss on the cap of one of them. If anyone can determine that I would be grateful. Otherwise just an interesting photo.
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Re: Original photo of German Soldiers, Edelweiss visible

Post by von thoma » 23 Jun 2022 21:20

Hello ;

Edelweiss badge is a feature of SA-Group Hochland
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Re: Original photo of German Soldiers, Edelweiss visible

Post by Hans1906 » 24 Jun 2022 11:50

Hi Heartfeltzero,

I agree with von thoma, by the way an interesting photo...

Almost all men wear the typical wedge pants (Keilhosen) for the winter time, as well as the winter lace-up shoes. (Gebirgsstiefel)
The men lying on the ground, presumably participants on a "Biathlon" shooting range, use the military sport rifle (Wehrsportgewehr) in .22 caliber to shoot at the targets.

KK. Wehrsportgewehr Kal. 22: https://www.lauritz.com/de/auktion/kk-w ... /i3403576/

Thanks for sharing, nice photo... :wink:

P.S. Is there an inscription on the back, any stamps, numbers, etc.?


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