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Post by USAF1986 » 15 Aug 2003 08:51

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Post by Peter H » 15 Aug 2003 09:38

Shawn,
Thankyou for that. :D

Veterans of the Palestine fighting included:

Heinrich Eberbach.
http://www.islandfarm.fsnet.co.uk/Gener ... erbach.htm

Alexander Von Falkenhausen.
http://www.specialcamp11.fsnet.co.uk/Ge ... hausen.htm

And Rudolf Hoss.
Immediately after his father's death in 1914 Rudolf Hoss insisted upon becoming a soldier. After continual but fruitless requests to his mother and his guardian, the fifteen-year-old finally succeeded in secretly joining a regiment. After a brief training he was sent to the Turkish front. Like anyone else he experienced the fears and inner anguish of his first action, and glimpsed 'in fear and trepidation' his 'first dead man'. Praised by his captain, who now satisfied his need for authority and someone to look up to, he reflected: 'If he had only known how I actually felt deep down!' Several times wounded, but also several times decorated and holder among other medals of the Iron Cross First and Second Class, he became at seventeen the youngest NCO in the Army. To avoid internment after the Armistice he set out with his platoon, on his own initiative, on a remarkable odyssey from Anatolia to Germany and after wandering for three months reported back with his complete unit, according to regulations, to his regimental reserve unit.Joachim Fest.

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Post by Peter H » 15 Aug 2003 10:27

Luftwaffe General Hellmuth Felmy also served in Palestine in 1916-18,as commander of the 300th 'Pascha' Flying Battalion.

From the AWM,German aviators in the Middle East.Felmy is in the centre,middle row,in white.His brother Gerhardt,is two to the right of him also in white.
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Post by USAF1986 » 15 Aug 2003 23:12

Also, Luftwaffe Generalleutnant Franz Josef Walz (4 December 1885-18 December 1945) served in Palestine. On 9 August 1918, he received the Prussian Pour le Mérite Order as a Hauptmann and Leader of Flieger-Abteilung 304b “Pascha.” The award recognized his seventh aerial victory and the completion of over 500 combat missions on the Palestinian Front. Walz was captured by the British on 20 September 1918 and held until 30 November 1919.

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Post by Cristiano de S.O Campos » 06 Oct 2003 22:30

Hi

My name is Cristiano,that is my first time in this forum.


My doubt is: which the rank insignia of Asien Korps?

Is the same of german army in europe?

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Cristiano Campos-Rio de Janeiro-Brazil.

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Post by Peter H » 07 Oct 2003 09:15

Cristiano,
I think so--"infantry had either plain shoulder straps,or straps piped with Army Corps colours with red numerals;Artillery had scarlet piping and red grenades or numerals;Train had blue piping,and Medical troops dark blue piping."(Osprey's 'The German Army 1914-18',D.Fosten & R.Marrion).

The colonial tropical helmets worn did not have the eagle plate normally worn by colonial troops,replaced by a large national cockade worn on the helmet band.The pic below is also from the Osprey book--left to right,infantryman,artillerymen,private of 146th Masurian Regiment.
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Post by Cristiano de S.O Campos » 08 Oct 2003 01:19

Moulder


I have these book,by Osprey-German Army 1914-1918 Men at Armies Series,but i´m I have doubts, therefore I find the uniform of Asien korps similar to the Schutztruppe(german colonial army).

The Schutztruppe use NCO rank insignia like a "V" badge, and the officers using insignia in the shoulder.


I find these picture in http://www.schutztruppe.de
that is a excellent site for german colonial army.



i wait your message

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Post by emir pasha » 13 Oct 2006 03:09

Hello,

Osprey publishing's campaign series book Megiddo 1918 tells that there were Daimler armored cars fitted with train tracks used to patrol the railways. Does someone have more details about them ? I wonder their exact model above all.

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 13 Oct 2006 04:13

Man i must have missed this thread,real interesting stuff here to read etc..,and glad the pictures are still here,thanks. 8-)

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Post by Peter H » 17 Oct 2006 12:11

More photos from ebay last year.

Mingling with the locals.
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Post by Peter H » 17 Oct 2006 12:14

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Post by Peter H » 17 Oct 2006 12:16

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Post by Peter H » 17 Oct 2006 12:20

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Post by Peter H » 17 Oct 2006 13:56

From the Matson Collection: http://rs6.loc.gov/pp/matpchtml/matpcac.html

German prisoners,Jerusalem
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Post by Chris Dale » 18 Oct 2006 20:57

Hi Peter,
Thanks for posting all those excellent photos.
Cheers
Chris

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