(I.) Musikkorps der Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"

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(I.) Musikkorps der Panzergrenadier-Division "Großdeutschland"

Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 13:02

The complete band in front of the Neue Wache, Berlin, 1936 (Ahlers is in the very centre, in front of the Schellenbaum):

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Note: at the time the photo was taken, the band was called Musikkorps der Wachtruppe Berlin.
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 13:03

An early (1932) video of Friedrich Ahlers with his band:


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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 13:13

Paul von Hindenburg's 85th birthday (2 October 1932):


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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 13:18

Weimar Republic's 12th anniversary (1931), von Hindenburg reviews the band (Ahlers is nicely visible):


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Post by Ivan Ž. » 20 Aug 2015 14:01

Weimar Republic's 10th anniversary (1929):


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Post by Auceps » 25 Oct 2015 17:12

Amazing videos! Thanks, Ivan! :)

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Nov 2015 22:43

Cheers. Search both British Pathé and British Movietone channels for more (type, for example, "Hindenburg").

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Post by Auceps » 02 Dec 2015 21:58

From https://www.sz-photo.de/
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Parade des Berliner Wachregiments in Berlin, 1939. Soldaten des Berliner Wachregiments sind anlässlich der Umbenennung in das Regiment "Großdeutschland" in ihrem Kasernenhof in der Rathenower Straße an​getreten. Der Kommandant von Berlin, Generalleutnant Seifert und des Kommandeur des Regiments, Oberstleutnant von Stockhausen, schreiten die Formation​ ab. Bei der Fahne handelt es sich um die Truppenfahne der Infanterie der Wehrmacht.
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Post by Auceps » 02 Dec 2015 22:14

From https://www.sz-photo.de/
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Großer Zapfenstreich des Regiments "Großdeutschland", 1939. Großer Zapfenstreich des Infanterie-Regiments "Großdeutschland" im kleinen Tiergarten anlässlich der Wiederkehr des 25. Jahrestags der Mobilmachung.
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Post by Auceps » 07 Mar 2016 00:35

From https://www.sz-photo.de/
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Ehrenkompanie der Wehrmacht beim Empfang des neuen sowjetischen Botschafters in der Reichskanzlei, 1939. Die Ehrenkompanie des Infanterieregiments "Großdeutschland", die dem neuen sowjetischen Botschafter Alei Schkwarzew sowie dem sowjetischen Militärbevol​lmächtigten beim Empfang in der Reichskanzlei die militärischen Ehren erwiesen haben, werden bei ihrem Ausmarsch aus der Reichskanzlei von der wartend​en Menschenmenge jubelnd begrüßt.
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Post by Auceps » 07 Mar 2016 21:00

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Soldiers of the Wachregiment Berlin (Guards Regiment) mustered at the Reichsehrenmal Unter den Linden, in the background the Staatsoper opera building. Photographer: Paul Mai. Published by: 'B.Z.' 10.05.1933.
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Jul 2020 16:35

Two 1940 photos:
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Source: http://stores.militaryhistoryshop.com/u ... and-units/
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Jul 2020 16:51

From http://pallas.cegesoma.be/
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Was bedeutet der Schellenbaum. Mit klingendem Spiel, voran der Schellenbaum, marschiert das Musikkorps an der Spitze der Truppe. Die schmettenden Fanfaren und der schneidige Rhythmus erfüllen uns mit stolzer Freude.
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 01 Aug 2020 15:39

From https://www.sz-photo.de/ (Ahlers is walking beside the Schellenbaum)
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Neujahrswecken der Wehrmacht in Berlin, 1939. Das Musikkorps des Wachregiments beim traditionellen Neujahrswecken der Wehrmacht auf dem Boulevard Unter den Linden in Berlin.
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Post by Ivan Ž. » 19 Aug 2020 13:40

Two excellent shots from a farewell concert in honour of the retiring Stabsmusikmeister Ahlers, Berlin, November 1944.

Seen in the upper image is Friedrich Ahlers (centre) attending the concert in the company of the regimental commander, Oberstleutnant & Ritterkreuzträger Ernst-Günter Lehnhoff (to the left of Ahlers), and other officers of the Wachregiment "Großdeutschland".

Seen in the bottom image is Ahlers' old band led by a new conductor, Obermusikmeister Hans Borghoff, playing the old conductor's favourite parade marches: Beethoven's "Yorckscher Marsch", Strauß' "Radetzky-Marsch", trad. "Marsch I. Bataillon Garde", Steinbeck's "Regimentsgruß", Radeck's "Fridericus Rex" and, of course, the unit's parade march, Faust’s "Defiliermarsch".

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Source: Joachim Toeche-Mittler, Musikmeister Ahlers (Spemann, Stuttgart, 1981), pp. 117 (info), 121 (images)

Note: Ahlers also recorded all of those marches, at the beginning of his recording career (four of them in 1924, one in 1927 and one in 1932).
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