Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

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Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by tigre » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:06 am

Hello to all ; here goes a little story dealing with the horses....

Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

In the peacetime, the horses were purchased in the German breeding areas. The mass of the riding horses and the draw horses came thereby from East Prussia followed by the Hanoverian for the same use. For the artillery and the light horse-drawn of the infantry Holsteiner, Oldenburger and Ostfriesen horses were used primarily as draw horses. The heavy draw horses were from the remaining breeding areas.

The horses were purchased at the age of three to four years as „ Remount “ by Remount commissions and were brought one year in Remount detachments without larger further training. Then they went for one year as „ young Remount “ to the troop and were carefully trained. Then another year as „ old Remount“ following with the actual training, likewise in the troop. Only with six to seven years they stepped as troop horses into their use, which took usually ten years.

In the homeland horse parks (Heimat-Pferde-Parks) the horses trained in the Remount detachments or riding and driving schools were assembled and transported by train to the horse parks of the armies (Pferde-Parks der Armeen). From the army horse parks to the veterinarian companies (Veterinär-Kompanien) of the divisions, them if necessary to the troops delivered if possible by railway or motorized horse motor convoy, otherwise ridden.

Fuente: Prof. Dr. Hans Jöchle (1892-1968) - Ein Leben für den Hufbeschlag
Quellen und Materialien zur Geschichte der Tierärztlichen Fakultät der Universität München. Stefanie Albrecht.
http://www.bundesarchiv.de/aktuelles/au ... index.html

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Horse of East Prussia.
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The Hanoverian.
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Post by tigre » Fri May 01, 2009 3:03 pm

Hello to all :D; more follows...................

The Cavalry Squadron within the Reconnaissance Detachment (Reiter-Schwadron der Aufklärungs-Abteilung).

A Reconnaissance Detachment comprised 623 men, 260 horses (often more), 5 horse-drawn vehicles and 130 motorized vehicles (of it however only 2 - 3 armored reconnaissance vehicles). The main task of the reconnaissance detachment was to serve as scouts elements for the infantry. Despite their insufficient technical equipment, they would fulfill this task successfully.

Source: Prof. Dr. Hans Jöchle (1892-1968) - Ein Leben für den Hufbeschlag
Quellen und Materialien zur Geschichte der Tierärztlichen Fakultät der Universität München. Stefanie Albrecht.
http://www.bundesarchiv.de/aktuelles/au ... index.html

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The Cavalry Squadron of AA 157 - Rudki Poland 1939.
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Re: Pferde im einsatz – Horses in action.

Post by John W. Howard » Sat May 02, 2009 12:34 pm

Hello Tigre:
Is it my imagination, or does the horse in your first post look like she knows she is damn handsome :wink: ??
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Post by tigre » Sat May 02, 2009 8:22 pm

Hello John :D. May be, may be :wink: . Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Wed May 06, 2009 3:28 pm

Hello to all :D; more follows...................

Armeepferdelazarett.

The Armeepferdelazarett (Army’s veterinary hospital) was composed of one Gathering echelon (Sammelstaffel) and two hospital echelons (Lazarettstaffeln). Each Army normally had three Army’s veterinary hospitals (Armeepferdelazarette). The hospital had capacity for 1000 horses but up to 1500 were treated there.

Those horses wounded or sick within the combat area were gathered in the Unit’s horses place (Pferdeverbandsplatz). Those seriously wounded, unable for marching, with longer treatments or with surgery needs were conveyed to the hospital within the Veterinary Company (at Division level), which had all the necessary means.

For much longer treatments the horses were lead to the Army’s veterinary hospital (Armeepferdelazarett). In case of the animals needed a definitive treatment there were the Country Veterinary Hospitals (Heimatpferdelazaretten), which counted with a central hospital, a recovery’s detachment, an isolation’s pavilion. Besides, it was equiped with X-ray device, dental station and equipment for checking the horses’heart.

Once recovered the horses were sent towards the combat area mainly through the veterianry companies. Those unfit were given back to the government.

Source: Prof. Dr. Hans Jöchle (1892-1968) - Ein Leben für den Hufbeschlag
Quellen und Materialien zur Geschichte der Tierärztlichen Fakultät der Universität München. Stefanie Albrecht.
http://www.bundesarchiv.de/aktuelles/au ... index.html

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A wounded horse being treated - Armeepferdelazarett 572 (Army Group A) Evigny Jun 1940.
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Post by tigre » Sat May 16, 2009 6:54 am

Hello to all :D; comrades not only at war.......

From: eBay auction (now expired).

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And the Band Play on
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The team rider and horse...............
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Post by Nicole S. » Sun May 17, 2009 1:40 am

Here a pre-war foto: Hornisten bei der Manöverrast.
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And a picture of the Frankreichfeldzug: Unfall beim Übersetzen.
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And here the Kav.Reg. Mitte in July 1944:
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Post by sebastian » Sun May 17, 2009 3:13 am

i just finished a book from philipp baron von boeselager,covers the cavalry on the eastfront,and about operation walkure,great book and these pics shed some more light on the daily rituals and some background info,thx nicole and tigre :-)

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Post by tigre » Sun May 17, 2009 6:26 am

Thanks Nicole for those great pictures and Seb thanks for joining here :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Sun May 24, 2009 7:22 am

Hello to all :D ; two more...................

From: eBay auction (now expired).

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Horse drawn column.
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Mounted patrol.
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Post by tigre » Sun May 31, 2009 4:44 am

Hello to all :D; two more...................

From: eBay auction (now expired).

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A panje chart....Russian winter
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Comrades!! For ever.........
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Post by Nicole S. » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:49 am

Nice fotos, Raul.

Here one detailed pre-war-foto of the "Karabinertragevorrichtung" also called "Karabinerschuh" in which the Karabiner 98k was carried of the mounted troops till the end of 1940.
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The second foto of the year 1944 in Russia shows riders of the Kavallrie-Regiment 5 "Feldmarschall von Mackensen" weaponed with the Sturmgewehr 44.
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Post by tigre » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:18 pm

Thanks Nicole, great pictures as usual :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Post by tigre » Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:02 am

Hello to all :D; two more...................

From: eBay auction (now expired).

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Horse drawn column and some riders crossing a bridge somewhere in France 1940.
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Feeding the horses.....
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Post by Klaus_Arzt » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:50 am

hi everybody, check out these pics with 'Pferde', hope you'll like'em:

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though it's not a combat photo but still i find it rather interesting and rare(especially with ger.soldier ploughing)
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