OOB of the I. and II. Marine-Divisions

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OOB of the I. and II. Marine-Divisions

Post by USAF1986 » 28 Feb 2004 04:13

Hello! Does anyone, by chance, have an OOB (and source) of the I. and II. Marine-Divisions of the Marine-Korps Flandern? I’m primarily interested in the regimental assignments, but any and or all information would be most welcome. Thanks for any assistance!

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Post by Peter H » 28 Feb 2004 13:51

From the handy but sometimes inexact Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which participated in the War(1914-1918).

1st Matrosen(Naval) Division.Note the rotation of regiments comment up till 1917.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Feb 2004 13:56

2nd Matrosen Division.


There were two sectors of the Flanders sector, one on the sea (1st Naval Division) and one inland (2nd Naval Division). The Naval Infantry regiments alternated between these sectors and the two divisions.
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Post by Peter H » 28 Feb 2004 14:05

Member of the 2nd Matrosen Regiment in typical army uniform.

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Post by Peter H » 28 Feb 2004 14:08

MarineKorps Sturm Battalion (Ramcke's unit) in action 1917.

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Post by Peter H » 28 Feb 2004 14:22

From the excellent Brigend,Island Farm POW website.

http://www.specialcamp11.fsnet.co.uk/index.html

Offizier-Stellvertreter Ramcke, naval infantryman in the 2. Matrosen-Regiment, proudly displaying the Iron Cross 1st Class he received for action in Flanders


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Post by USAF1986 » 28 Feb 2004 17:41

Moulded,

Excellent information, thanks so much! Also, thanks for the kind words about the Island Farm site…I assist with the profiles. I’m in the process of revising and greatly expanding Ramcke’s profile. Thanks again!

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Post by Gwynn Compton » 29 Feb 2004 08:18

Moulded wrote:From the handy but sometimes inexact Histories of Two Hundred and Fifty-One Divisions of the German Army which participated in the War(1914-1918)


Moulded, purchance would you know where I could acquire that book.

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Post by Peter H » 29 Feb 2004 12:47

Gwynn,
The 1989 reprint of the 1920 US War Office 745 page book(ISBN 0 948130 87 3) can be purchased for around A$75 from this mob in WA:

http://www.imprimaturbooks.com.au

Otherwise this UK military book seller also has it:

http://www.hellfire-corner.demon.co.uk/Frame4.html

I got mine in the US a few years ago though.

Of interest the 1920 edition held at the AWM library in Canberra still contains the pencilled notations of C.W. Bean(the Australian Official Historian).

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Post by Regulus 1 » 02 Feb 2005 12:24

Hi,

Actually, by the end of 1917 there were 3 naval divisions in Flanders. The 3rd one was made with units of the two others.

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