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Ernst II, Herzog von Sachsen-Altenburg

Post by Glenn2438 » 26 Nov 2005 18:30

Hi VJ,

absolutely right :D

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Post by VJK » 26 Nov 2005 19:12

Thanks Glenn!

Which future king commanded an Armeekorps from 1903 -1904?

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Post by Peter H » 29 Nov 2005 13:07

VJK,

At the time Kronprinz Friedrich August of Saxony.

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Post by VJK » 29 Nov 2005 14:07

Hi Peter!

Congratulations, correct. Friedrich August von Sachsen commanded the XIII AK as General der Infanterie whilst Kronprinz. Over to you.

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Post by Peter H » 30 Nov 2005 14:16

What did the term schipper refer to?

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Post by nondescript handle » 30 Nov 2005 19:36

Schipper is the North German version of the High German Schiffer - someone working on a Schiff [ship]. It is similar to the English/Dutch "skipper".
But unlike "skipper", which is refering to the master of the ship, a Schipper is a regular seaman/mariner.

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Post by Peter H » 01 Dec 2005 03:41

NH,

Also I have this usage of the term:

"...the lowest landwehr echelon,the"schipper" were kept out of regular service by reason of bad health or some disability....they performed cleanup jobs in safe areas."

According to Cron,217 labour battalions were formed in WW1..."a certain improvement in the status of these labour battalion soldiers,popularly called 'Schipper'(shovellers) took place when in autumn 1915 they receuved field grey service jackets,trousers and caps..."

Your turn,due to the multi use of this term.

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Post by nondescript handle » 01 Dec 2005 11:41

OK, thanks.

When one would call a member of the imperial army informaly a "Schnapser", what function/rank would that soldier be?

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Post by Peter H » 15 Dec 2005 13:12

Mark,

Any hints to get this quiz moving.

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Post by nondescript handle » 15 Dec 2005 13:42

Oh, sorry. Forgot the quiz again.
1) Its a rank.
2) The similarity between Schnapser and Schnaps [booze] is not coincidental.

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Gefreiter

Post by Glenn2438 » 15 Dec 2005 17:15

Hi Mark,

a Gefreiter?

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Post by nondescript handle » 15 Dec 2005 18:08

Yes, correct Glenn2438. The difference in pay of a Gefreiter and a private per day was approx. the price of one glass of Schnaps, so the Gefreite was the one who could drink one glass more than his comrades, a Schnapser :)
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Kaisermanöver

Post by Glenn2438 » 15 Dec 2005 18:37

Thanks Mark.

Which two Army Corps participated against each other in the Kaisermanöver of 1901?

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East of the Country

Post by Glenn2438 » 21 Dec 2005 11:30

A bit of a clue:

both of these corps were stationed in the Eastern provinces of Prussia.

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Post by Peter H » 22 Dec 2005 13:11

Glenn,

The Kaiser also meet the Czar around the same time in Danzig,11th September 1901.

A guess--I Corps and XVII Corps.XX Corps did not exist in 1901.

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