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Reichswehr Forestry Officials w. Ribbon bars
Old 04-10-2005, 07:41 AM   #1
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Also of course not from the imperial time, but I thought it is a rather interesting photo of Reichswehr Forestry officials wearing their 1st WW decorations. Besides that, I have never seen Reichswehr Forestry Service before.



I made two close-up scans (can do other close-ups if needed )





Keeping in mind that the Reichswehr were "only" 100 000 men, I wonder how many Forestry Members existed that time. Probably not many.

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Old 04-10-2005, 08:45 AM   #2
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Robert,

those guys are not forestry officials but Bandmasters - Musikmeister. The Musikmeister with the 21 on his shoulder cords is Obermusikmeister Sauter of I.R. 21.

The man seated on the extreme right of the photo is Georg Fürst of I.R. 19, the former Musilkmeister of the Bavarian Infanterie-Leib-Regiment and composer of the "Badenweiler March".

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Old 04-10-2005, 09:14 AM   #3
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Veryyy nice photo, Robert. Also note that two of them are wearing their WW1 M/15 Leibriemen für Musikmeister. Never seen a photo of the M/15 in wear before. Thanks for showing

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Old 04-10-2005, 09:31 AM   #4
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The gentleman seated in the centre is Armee-Musikinspizient Oskar Hackenberger who held the appointment from 1924-1929. He was the 2nd Inspector or 2. Armee-Musikinspizient of the Prussian Army from 1908-1919

Obermusikmeister Sauter's first name was Hans.

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Old 04-10-2005, 12:20 PM   #5
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Wow ! Thanks a lot for this info.

I was misleaded by the shoulder-boards which look a bit similar to 3rd Reich forestry, but getting this photo identified to be a rally of famous bandmasters is of course much much better .
Got it this morning together with some very nice 3rd Reich portraits on a fleamarket here in my hometown.

Again, thanks. That info made my day.

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Old 04-10-2005, 12:27 PM   #6
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Robert,

a pleasure and a wonderful photograph of so many distinguished German Army musicians. All these guys would have been Obermusikmeisters and Musikmeisters in the "Old Army". It should be possible with some research to identify most of them. It looks like Professor Hackenberger was visiting the Bandmasters of the 7th Division sometime between 1924 and 1926

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