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Photos - MG08 and MG08/15 Machine Guns

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Gentlemen,

This thread is for images with MG08 and MG08/15 machine guns.  Please feel free to post any relevant material.

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Ben

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An MG08 crew from what I believe is Baden's 14th Field Artillery Regiment.

CORRECTION: These troops are from Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 14 (Bavarian 14th Infantry Regiment).

After using a different scanner I was able to see the rampant lion on the buttons of their tunics.  In addition, the studio mark on reverse is for a photographer in Hammelburg, Bavaria, and indicates photo was taken on parade grounds in 1916.

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A group of soldiers posing with two MG08s:

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No information on reverse and with no good line of sight to their shoulder straps these soldiers and their unit will remain unidentified for the time being.

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An MG08/15 crew hurrying past ruins:

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I count eight soldiers, which was probably enough to operate two MG08/15 guns. 

Based on other photos I have seen, I think this photo may have been taken during the Second Battle of the Marne July-August 1918.  Please let me know if you have seen this photo referenced anywhere else as I'm hoping to pinpoint the date & location.

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An MG training course group with two MG08s:

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Center placard dated May 1917.  Unable to identify the unit, although the soldiers may be from a mix of units as the soldier to the right of the placard has a Hessian belt buckle.

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