Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by raut, Jul 10, 2021.
I already IDed that as Gien on the Loire.
Assuming this is the same chap as on the memorial, then he was in the Minenwerfer-Kompanie Nr. 191 and was killed alongside a number of troops from the Kgl. Bayer. 1. Infanterie-Regiment König and Kgl. Bayer. 2. Infanterie-Regiment Kronprinz. Seems to have been part of Unternehmen Rupprecht IV, the last of a succession of German attacks on the French on Vimy Ridge.
I interpret the text on the photo with the castle as:
Burg in Mauer ru_ _he
The guy really had a dreadful scrawl - a mixture of normal script, Sütterlin and shorthand
This is either a French proper name, which was misspelled due to ignorance
Or it is a place somewhere in Austria or southern Germany
Friends the mystery of the photo is solved. Rochemaure Castle
Château de Rochemaure — Wikipédia
Friends, I am glad to welcome everyone.Let's move on.
There is an inscription on the back.
Is it possible to find out what kind of cathedral is in the photo?
Catholic priest I'd suggest, but German or Italian uniforms?
In the photo there are German soldiers.
Looks like a French town to me.
Please tell me about this monument.Does it exist today and where is it?
Presumably Verdun Douaumont?
I would ask on The Great War Forum .
I sent it to a friend who knows the old battlefields really well, he hasn't replied yet , though he has seen it.
Maybe ask your friend about this memorial as well.
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