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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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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.

58add3f18d7f9_GardeRes_Pion_Rgt.Insignia.jpg.fda1ae88c10407f59cb21eff33085e9f.jpg

 

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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: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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On 7/18/2019 at 8:59 AM, Graham B said:

German soldier lighting his cigarette with a flamethrower, 1917

https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/german-soldier-lighting-cigarette-flamethrower-1917/

Neat photo.  However, this is actually a WW2 era photo.  I think the stahlhelm is the M1935 variant or later.  In addition, WW1 German tunics prior to the M1915 had eight buttons in contrast to what appear to be five buttons in the photo.

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