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Post by Aufklarung » 05 Feb 2004 09:09

Hi Vesper

If this were the WW2 quiz thread you might be correct but.............. :wink:

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Re: 49th Reserve

Post by Peter H » 05 Feb 2004 10:41

Glenn2438 wrote:Hi Moulded,

49th reserve it is. Do you know the two KIA commanders?

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Glenn,
All I can find on the 49th Reserve Division commanders at Lodz is a reference to a General Waencker. :(

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Post by Glenn2438 » 05 Feb 2004 16:13

Hi M,

you are nearly there. Generalleutnant Ferdinand Waenker von Dankenschweil was the second of the two, killed in action on the 23rd of November 1914.

Interestingly and sadly, the son of the first of the two generals to be killed was himself killed in WW2 in the same rank.

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Post by Vesper » 05 Feb 2004 19:10

Aufklarung wrote:Hi Vesper

If this were the WW2 quiz thread you might be correct but.............. :wink:

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AH, my mistake 8O :| :oops: :oops: :roll:

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Post by Peter H » 06 Feb 2004 14:24

Glenn,
Only guessing--was the son a Generalleutnant serving in Afrika?

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Post by Glenn2438 » 06 Feb 2004 16:21

Hi M,

not in Africa. He served as a divisional commander in Poland where he was severely wounded. He was KIA as a corps commander in Russia in 1941.

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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2004 01:38

Kurt von Briesen lost an arm in Poland,later killed in Russia--Briesen was visited by Hitler in hospital in September 1939,awarded the first Knight's Cross of WW2 "reporting to his Fuhrer not far from the spot where his father,a Prussian infantry general,had been killed in the Great War."(Irving).

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Briesen

Post by Glenn2438 » 07 Feb 2004 08:45

Hi M,

well done :lol: :lol:

General der Infanterie Alfred von Briesen, 29 Jul 1849-12 Nov 1941. KIA at Wloclawek.

Your turn!

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Post by Peter H » 07 Feb 2004 14:11

What was the BeskidenKorps?

...and if possible its OOB?

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 07 Feb 2004 15:02

The XXXVIII. Reserve Corps,which was renamed the "Beskiden Korps" on account of the pass and the range called the Beskid.
Unfortunately my German is weak and I cant find their Order of Battle :cry:
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Beskidenkorps

Post by Glenn2438 » 07 Feb 2004 15:59

XXXVIII. Reserve-Korps (General der Kavallerie von der Marwitz) had as at the 1st of May 1915 the following Order of Battle:

4. Infanterie-Division: Generalmajor Freyer
25. Reserve-Division: Generalmajor von Jarotzky
35. Reserve-Division: Generalleutnant von Schmettau.

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Post by Peter H » 08 Feb 2004 13:25

Correct!
One inaccurate history describes the Beskidenkorps as made up of 'ski-troops' but it was nothing like this specialised nature.

Over to Glenn methinks.

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Kaan

Post by Glenn2438 » 08 Feb 2004 15:02

Hi M,

I would give the next question to Kaan. He was first with the :)

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Post by Kaan Caglar » 08 Feb 2004 15:10

Thats very nice of you Glenn,thanks :wink:
My question would be this:
Do you know what this is??
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Post by alf » 09 Feb 2004 03:43

The Maxim Machine gun or the radiator?? :D

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