German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

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German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Dimitrii » 15 Aug 2019 12:48

Hello and good morning,

Can somebody read the back writing on these photos?

Thanks in advance,
Dimitrii
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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Hohlladung » 16 Aug 2019 00:52

Dimitrii,

1st Photo Backside:

Stützpunkt 400

Der Spieß ist auf Besuch gekommen.

Juni 1944

2nd:

Vor dem Zug(s)Gefechtsstand
auf Höhe 400.

August 1944

3rd:

(??? ) die Stützpunkt.-Schach-
Meisterschaft auf Höhe 400.

Aug. 1944

I give up to ask for showing the front page, but can you confirm soldiers playing chess?

BR
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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Ken S. » 16 Aug 2019 14:18

Could the first word of #3 be "Um" ?

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Hohlladung » 17 Aug 2019 12:22

Ken,

That's it. :thumbsup:

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Post by Dimitrii » 18 Aug 2019 00:05

Hello BR,

First of all a very big thank you (and Ken S. too) for the help! Amazing support! :idea:

No, there is no chess board in sight even on the photo. Apelogies I did not add the photos but sometimes they are very blad (nothing special is shown), so I assumed they did not help or add much. Here it's the translation only that makes the photos interesting.

I attached some more texts with one the photo for the first text # - as the text is very short. But it seems to me, it's the Croatian place names that are hard here?

Thank you for your big help, i hope you are willing to help me more?

Kind regards,
Dimitrii
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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Hohlladung » 18 Aug 2019 19:57

Hi Dimitrii,

1) Stützpunkt Ostraciatz (?)

(April 44.)

2) Franz'l und ich bei der
großen Wäsche

Aug. 1944.

3) Rückkehr vom Urlaub. Die
erste Runde auf dem Stützpunkt Ostrazai. (?)

30/3.44.

4) Rückkehr von einem
Gegenstoß nach einem
Angriff der Partisanen.

Ostern 44. Ostravatz (?)

The local names are obviously germanized. I doubt that these are Croation names.

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by GregSingh » 19 Aug 2019 06:31

Quite possibly it's the same village on all photos: Oštrovac, now on Croatia/Bosnia and Herzegovina border.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Post by Dimitrii » 20 Aug 2019 21:08

Hello BR and Greg,

Another big thank you for the excellent and very friendly help. Much appreciated!

I attach a further set with photo from this lot.

Many heartfelt thanks,
Dimitrii
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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Hohlladung » 21 Aug 2019 13:11

Dimitrii,

For the first one I read:

Am Tschechischen s.M.G.
auf der Höhe 400.

Aug. 1944

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by nichte » 21 Aug 2019 22:44

For starting of the second one, I read:

Gebäude des .....
in .....

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by GregSingh » 22 Aug 2019 03:45

in Banja-Luka, quite possibly?

So what landmark is on the photo? A fortress?
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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by nichte » 22 Aug 2019 04:25

Could the rest read "Gebäude des Fernml-Kommandos" [Fernmelde-Kommandos]?
I agree with GregSingh about Banja-Luka.

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by history1 » 23 Aug 2019 17:26

Hohlladung wrote:
16 Aug 2019 00:52
[...]
2nd: Vor dem Zug(s)Gefechtsstand auf Höhe 400.
August 1944
[...]
I read "Zugsgefechtsstand"

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by history1 » 23 Aug 2019 17:36

Hiltraut,I agree with your suggestion reg. Fernmelde - Kommando.

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Re: German hand-written text on the back of photos 1944 - Croatia

Post by Dimitrii » 23 Aug 2019 23:18

Thank you all dearly and very much for your kind help, Hiltraut, Armin and history1! Much obliged!

I will try to post more backsides and photos of this lot tomorrow.

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