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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 18 Oct 2006 23:10

I always wish i had got a copy of that book too of the Osprey's 'The German Army 1914-1918 book,and even some of there older books they did like one on the HG div etc..
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Post by joerookery » 19 Oct 2006 19:19

I ended up buying a photo album of KP 505 or at least part of the album without the cover. There are a lot of really cool pictures. Here are a few.
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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 19 Oct 2006 23:04

The german troops must have been the best troops of the axis forces there then in this theatre of WW1,like i think i read where they like or had a stormtroops unit in them?,,and what was there full size,as it was no divsion right or was it?,thanks.
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Post by Chris Dale » 23 Nov 2006 03:09

Hi Fallschirmjäger,
The organisation of the Asienkorps (or Pascha II) has been listed in detail on the first page of this discussion. In brief it consisted of three infantry battalions, three artillery batteries, a poineer compnay and three areoplane squadrons.
Yes, these forces were probably one of the better units in the area, although the Turkish units were not to be under-estimated either. It seems the Germans were usally the better of most of the central powers forces on most fronts. (Note the term Axis forces does not strictly apply to the First World War- Germany and her allies were known as the Central Powers back then).
I hope that helps....
Does anyone have any more interesting Asienkorps photos to post here?
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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 23 Nov 2006 07:59

Thanks for all that info Chris Dale. 8-)

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Post by Peter H » 23 Nov 2006 08:55

This link mentions that of the 15,000 or so Germans that served with the Ottomans,around 5,000 perished.

http://www.christian-springer.de/pages/ ... pageid=108
In Turkey, in Egypt, Israel, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria today there are still approximately 1200 German soldiers graves still in existance.The largest cemetery lies at Tarabaya, Istanbul with 623 graves, followed from Nazareth with 223 graves and Aleppo 222.

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Post by Peter H » 23 Nov 2006 12:10

Photo from The Great War Forum,captured Germans:
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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 23 Nov 2006 23:34

Bit off topic but dont those caps look a little like the ones the herman goring div members wore in tunisia and italy in WW2,they must have got the idea from this hat you would think.
And Peter H that many,did not know that much and that many being killed too,thanks for the info.

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Post by Peter H » 24 Nov 2006 14:12

Same mutzes here.

From: http://www.uniformfotos.de/

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Post by Fallschirmjäger » 25 Nov 2006 05:27

Great pictue,is that one of the lighter say portable heavy mg that the germans had later in the war i think?,forget the name,like used by the stormtroops mostly i think too,thanks. 8-)

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Post by Peter H » 22 Jun 2007 05:40

From ebay seller: manderslood

http://cgi.ebay.com/WWI-Foto-Soldaten-F ... dZViewItem

"F. Art. Bat. 663 Pascha II Palästina"
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Post by Peter H » 22 Jun 2007 05:43

From ebay seller: manderslood

http://cgi.ebay.com/WWI-Foto-Schiff-Ver ... dZViewItem

Bring your own horses!
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Post by Peter H » 22 Jun 2007 05:45

Hospital Staff of Feldlazarett 357 in Turkey,September 1917.

From: http://www.sammlergemeinschaft-deutsche ... eadid=9778

Poster,Kauli.

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Post by Peter H » 22 Jun 2007 05:47

Oberst Gustav von Oppen.

Commanded the Asienkorps 1918.Died of disease,31st October 1918(?).Buried at the German Cemetery,Damascus.

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