Royal Preussen Armee Records

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Royal Preussen Armee Records

Post by R. J. Kimmel » 02 Apr 2002 19:21

Can anyone help. I am looking for a location that I may contact with regard to records of the Royal Preussen Armee. My grandfather Otto Roethe served with them in the early 1880s.
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Post by USAF1986 » 03 Apr 2002 03:26

The Royal Prussian Army records were destroyed in early 1945 when the archive at Potsdam was bombed by U.S. aircraft. The loss of these records has been a major stumbling block to researchers delving into pre-1918 German military history. Fortunately, the Royal Bavarian and Württemberg Army pre-1918 records remained more or less intact.

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Post by R. J. Kimmel » 03 Apr 2002 14:07

USAF1986 wrote:The Royal Prussian Army records were destroyed in early 1945 when the archive at Potsdam was bombed by U.S. aircraft. The loss of these records has been a major stumbling block to researchers delving into pre-1918 German military history. Fortunately, the Royal Bavarian and Württemberg Army pre-1918 records remained more or less intact.


Thanks, appreciate the information.

Richard

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