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Photos - Flamethrower Troops / Flammenwerfer Truppen

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Gentlemen,

This thread is for photos of German flamethrowers and the troops that used them during the First World War.  Please feel free to add any photos or documents you have to contribute to the topic.

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Ben

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Great photograph, Ben. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for looking!

Below is a photo in Paranoid_Womb's collection on Flickr that was taken in the same spot:

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All three of these Pioneers are also in the photo from my post above.

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Here is my insignia from that regiment. The Litzen are for the simplified M1907 tunic (gray center strip) and the other pair are for the Bluse. The shoulder straps are the 1915 pattern.

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17 hours ago, Oberjäger said:

Here is my insignia from that regiment. The Litzen are for the simplified M1907 tunic (gray center strip) and the other pair are for the Bluse. The shoulder straps are the 1915 pattern.

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Great little set you've there, Chip. Thanks for sharing it with the Forum!

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Here is my insignia from that regiment. The Litzen are for the simplified M1907 tunic (gray center strip) and the other pair are for the Bluse. The shoulder straps are the 1915 pattern.

@Oberjäger Chip, thanks for sharing those.  Were those removed from uniforms or were they unissued stock?

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Jagdkommando (Hunting Detachment) of 1. Kompanie Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 260 (1st Company, 260th Reserve Infantry Regiment):

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An impressive group of assault troops and their weapons.  Two Wex flamethrowers are visible in the front row.  Photo taken March 1918.  No information on reverse.

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:excl: FEUER! :ohmy:

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No information on reverse.  It would be interesting to know if this was a defensive action to slow an enemy advance, a spectacle to divert attention, or perhaps an effort to conceal movement.  Otherwise, the wagons seem dangerously close to nearby structures for training purposes.

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