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Old 09-14-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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Default Portrait Gebirgsjäger

Came across this portrait photo of a Gebirgsjäger ( Unteroffizier ? ), picked it up at a local antique shop at the swiss-austrian border.

Had to share this one..

P.s. If someone could identify the text on the backside it would be highly appreciated!
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Old 09-14-2019, 11:34 AM   #2
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Looks like Uffz. (Name)
1941 Im (town) Russland


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Old 09-14-2019, 11:52 AM   #3
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yes that's it.. russland.. 1941 from the eastern front.
could be that his name is August ..

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That would be my guess also, does look like August. Maybe his last name is first? Or maybe August is referring to the month rather than the name. Saying it was taken in August 1941


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Old 09-14-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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since it is written: Uffz. ... August

My guess would be that it is written in the correct military term.

Rank, Last name, First name

'August' is an old but common first name in the southern germanic regions!

..just a theory

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Old 09-14-2019, 02:38 PM   #6
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Cracking picture. J
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:55 PM   #7
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since it is written: Uffz. ... August

My guess would be that it is written in the correct military term.

Rank, Last name, First name

'August' is an old but common first name in the southern germanic regions!

..just a theory
Unteroffizier Branz August (his name is August Branz)

1941 in Finland - Russland
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Old 09-14-2019, 07:19 PM   #8
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Unteroffizier Branz August (his name is August Branz)

1941 in Finland - Russland

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Old 09-14-2019, 10:01 PM   #9
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great photo
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Old 09-15-2019, 02:32 AM   #10
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Thank you all for your nice feedback.. I couldn't keep this one to myself.
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Old 09-15-2019, 08:28 PM   #11
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Super photo, thanks for sharing with us -
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