Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

First World War 1914-1918 from the German perspective.

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Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

Post by cassarnold » Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:52 pm

Hi,
Came across these photos from my Mom/Grandmother's archives (they were from E. Prussia). There are 2 photos of the same group: 1 is better, the other has numbers written on ink on the photo itself, with a "key" of sorts on the back, but I cannot interprete the text. I have enclosed the back texts of both photos. Any help would be appreciated, but also posting for interest.

I can't seem to upload them in any organized way (sorry).

Thanks and best,
Cassandra
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Re: Group of WWI soldiers? help with translation too please

Post by HG43 » Mon May 02, 2011 6:26 pm

Hi Cassandra,
I can't read the names behind numbers 1-6 on the first image as they are written in old German script, but the larger writing underneath means "Captured French and Russians from the 1. world war. July 1917."

The text in the third image translates to "July 1917, Gross Herzogenwalde (sounds like the name of a place), captured French and Russians as sapper- helpers."

Kind regards,
Marty

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