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Old 09-25-2017, 12:11 PM   #121
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The Baron was on leave 100 years ago. He was hunting elk in East Prussia. He was not well, the head wound had changed him. This quiet time in the deep forests was tonic for his nerves.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:57 AM   #122
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100 years ago Manfred wrote this letter to his mother;


Gotha, Schloss Hotel
Sept. 30, 1917

Liebe Mamma:
I was extremely glad to hear of Lothar's sudden recovery. On my return from leave we can again go up together and show the English a few tricks. We will be in the same squadron.
My bag during the last fortnight has been far from bad - a large elk, three excellent stags, and a buck. I am rather proud of my record, because Papa has only shot three stags in all his life. I am leaving for Berlin today and will be with you in less than a week.

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Old 10-01-2017, 09:21 AM   #123
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Hi Wilhelm,

Lothar recently returned to Jasta 11 recuperating from his wounds received on 13 May ready to go once again.

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Old 10-01-2017, 11:58 AM   #124
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Great photos Erickn! Thanks for posting them. That is one big critter.
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Old 10-09-2017, 12:45 PM   #125
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As planned 100 years ago Manfred went to Berlin. His week there caused much excitement. Everywhere he went he was welcomed as a hero. Young ladies were especially taken with the handsome officer. Next, he would spend a week at the family estate at Schweidnitz with his mother. This would be the last time she would see her eldest son.
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Old 10-10-2017, 06:46 PM   #126
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Ladies....
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Old 10-21-2017, 06:08 PM   #127
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Manfred would have been a fantastic spouse for any Fraulein. A wealthy, landed, Baron, Rittmeister, and brave War Hero. There was one lady who interested him very much. I have not seen her name. But he knew he would not survive the war and did not want to leave her a widow. What a Mensch.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:00 PM   #128
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Wilhelm and Erick, this is a most excellent and enjoyable thread gentlemen, thanks for creating it!
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Old 10-21-2017, 10:41 PM   #129
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Thank you John. Anyone is welcome to post here about WWI on the dates. Hard to believe it was 100 years ago. I knew lots of WWI vets when I was little. ZERO left now. History.
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Thanks John, Kudos to Wilhelm , he's the Man! I'm a hitch hiker......

Overall 23 Pour le Me'rite awarded the month of October 1917. Two granted to Air Service, 4 to Navy, 15 to Army and 2 Foreign. One Oakleave to Army.
One year forward to Oct. 1918 would prove very busy.
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