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The Face of a woman and the fate of a soldier - all on a soldiers flask

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Finding out the history of an object has always interested me. It adds so much life to it. I have done a little research on a German reservist flask from Metz 1912. The result is published in a short video on my YouTube channel:   The Face of a woman and the fate of a soldier  

Mostly in English with some parts in German. Maybe you can add some more history to it?

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Greetings,

A nice tribute and interesting piece.  I appreciate the time you did on your research.  The photo of the lady was inside the flask but how did you come to exactly pin the photo of the soldier?  I couldn't make out even the shoulder boards to say that this was even a possibility for this to be.   I did not see that in the presentation. 

Best Regards,

JustinG

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Hi, Thanks for your comments, glad you liked it!  And you are right, I cant pin the solider to the flask, however the photo is of a soldier from the 63 Metz (4th Magdeburg). So it could be that soldiers flask..  The picture of him still says a lot, with his thousand-yard stare.

Cheers 
/Richard

 

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I am sorry, But I still must be missing something. In the photo starting off, the soldier is wearing a Steel helmet and so you can't see a Division or wappen on a Pickelhaube as for  distinction that could place this particular soldier to this particular unit.  The belt buckle is also obscured so to see if it has a different layout is impossible (IMHO) to determine. The soldier shoulder flashes are pretty much covered.  So, was this photograph marked on the reverse to a specific unit or location?  I am just asking because I am trying to get better at recognizing the differences in uniforms of the Imperial German Army.   Thanks again.

 

Best Regards,

JustinG

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Yes you are right, and sorry about the confusion. The picture does not reveal the unit, however my source was certain of it being a soldier from 67 Metz 4 Magdeburg. Will post again if I can find out more of its origins.  I'm attaching a copy of the image to this reply.

Best regards
Richard

 

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