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Post by CNOCK » 23 Nov 2006 20:14

Officers Marine Infantry Regiment (Flanders 1917)
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Post by CNOCK » 23 Nov 2006 20:22

Flanders 1917

Admiral von SCHRÖDER and Prince Adalbert of Prussia, who served some time with a Marine Infantry Regiment and a Matrosen Regiment.

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Post by Peter H » 24 Nov 2006 01:52

Great photos Cnock.

Good troops as well:

"You have superb troops in your Brigade:looking at them,you could take them for the 1st Foot Guards."


General von Below to Graf von Moltke,Marine Brigade Commander,Somme,October 1916.

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Post by Peter H » 24 Nov 2006 14:07

Hitler on Schröder:

http://www.adolfhitler.ws/lib/books/table/css/table.htm

Next day I went to the Officers' Club in the Pariser Platz. Of them all, it was Schröder who made the best impression on me. A grand old bull of a man, charged with energy! My 1921-22 programme had filled most citizens with consternation. They were even terrified lest people should know they had even heard of it ! The purging of all foreign elements in Germany, introduction of compulsory military service, re-constitution of the German Army, abolition of the freedom of the press, suppression of provincial governments ! Good heavens ! Such ideas were pure blasphemy! People swore solemn oaths that they had never lent an ear to such things ! But old Schröder, that most energetic of men, that uncompromising fanatic, accepted the whole thing without further ado. He was to the Navy what Lützow was to the Army. Hutier, too, was a national figure, and a fine one at that! But he had, I think, a tiny streak of the Catholic in him. When I discover a man like Schröder, I grab him at once. Schröder had already retired, when, during the war, he received the order to join up and raise corps of Marines. What we accomplish to-day is child's play in comparison with the efforts we were called upon to make then. Schröder had absolutely nothing! But in no time he was leading his corps to battle. I myself saw these Marines in action for the first time at the battle of the Somme ;and compared with them, we felt we were the rawest of recruits.

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Post by CNOCK » 24 Nov 2006 15:41

Hello Peter,


The least we can say is that von Schröder was quit a character.

At the end of the war the Kaiser asked him to deal with the mutineers at Kiel.
Von Schröder was going to handle this matter with his Sturmabteilung des Marinekorps and Marine Infantry.
But the Reichskanzler Prince Max von Baden objected, because he feared a massacre.

Ludwig von Schröder was in Flanders definitely the right man in the right place. He started in 1914 with nothing to end with a well-trained and well-disciplined Marinekorps, also highly organized.

On the photo von Schröder during a parade.


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Thanks

Post by Fallschirmjäger » 25 Nov 2006 05:38

Man missed this thread,thanks for the pictures and info,i dont know why but i like the german marines the most in WW1 for german troops,but also i liked them from when the first where formed?,remind when,the 1840-60's?, when they where in the the boxer rebellion etc.. 8-)

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Post by Peter H » 25 Nov 2006 05:54

Some more links here:

Imperial German Marines
viewtopic.php?t=23125

OOB of the I. and II. Marine-Divisions
viewtopic.php?t=44223

Marine Divisionen
viewtopic.php?t=73186

Operation Strandfest
viewtopic.php?t=66332
viewtopic.php?t=81253

2nd Marine Brigade of the I Marine Division - Marinekorps
viewtopic.php?t=93873

Marine Sturmtruppen
viewtopic.php?t=77009

PLMs awarded to Marinekorps
viewtopic.php?t=101516

Marine Infanterie Brigade CO's
viewtopic.php?t=104970

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Post by Peter H » 25 Nov 2006 06:18

I think Cnock or Matt on the Great War Forum owns these photos.
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Post by Peter H » 25 Nov 2006 06:21

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Post by Peter H » 25 Nov 2006 06:25

The Western Front ends at the sea.Cnock's photo I think.
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Thanks so much

Post by Fallschirmjäger » 25 Nov 2006 07:34

Thanks for all that info Peter H,did not expect that much,i will need to have a look at that great war forum,is that with a .com at the end for a link?,and i may or have seen some threads on this subject here,but thanks for putting them up again,i can check if i did too.And making copies af the pictures is all right to do,like for private use pretty much?,thanks. 8-)

Also silly me i did a search in the Imperial German Army & Navy section and got 11 matches,there may be more but i can check that out in the other WW1 sections i suppose too.


http://forum.axishistory.com/search.php?mode=results
Im shure some of the same links you showed me Peter H too. 8-)

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Post by CNOCK » 25 Nov 2006 10:29

Hello Peter,

Your last post:

this photo was taken immediately after Strandfest, the German marine infantry man is standing by a captured British machine gun post.
The Pier of the Yser canal at Nieuport is very near now.

Another snapshot from the same rare series :

German marine infantry on the right bank of the Yser Canal ( first line after Strandfest)
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Post by CNOCK » 25 Nov 2006 10:35

After Strandfest :

Captured trenches on the extreme right wing of the Western front.

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Post by CNOCK » 26 Nov 2006 14:24

Luwig von Schröder, commander of the Marine Division, after the fall of Antwerp (October 1914)
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