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Photos from dad's album

Gerst

Senior Member
I was looking through my collection of photos in my dad's album - he served from 1924 until released from a French POW camp in 1948.

There are photos of Roller coaster Gewehr 98s, Kar.98a, Karab 98b. The 98a's are stacked!
 

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Gerst

Senior Member
Thanks for posting, great inter-war pictures of the Reichsheer, is the first one von Seekt doing the inspection?

Nick

Yes, that’s him. My dad is on the picture too. He told me he was very excited. They all were. He’s just behind the x above the machinegun.
 

heavy_mech

RKI- Reasonably Knowledgable Individual
Yes, thatâs him. My dad is on the picture too. He told me he was very excited. They all were. Heâs just behind the x above the machinegun.
Very cool photos. If only it were possible to have some deep conversations about his experiences. Must have really been something. Thanks for sharing these!
 

Gerst

Senior Member
Very cool photos. If only it were possible to have some deep conversations about his experiences. Must have really been something. Thanks for sharing these!
Like most veterans, my dad didn't talk much about the war or about his career. He did like to talk about his time in the Reichswehr, before he was married. They had a lot of fun. There was a lot of beer drinking and the NCOs went on vacation trips together, even after they were married! I actually have a semi-complete book about his life as a soldier. My wife, a teacher, was supposed to edit it. Unfortunately, she died in 2015. Now I keep adding to it!
 

KDF82

Senior Member
Thank you Gerst! I love these photos.. Im happy your dad has shared some of his fonder memories.. Brings the photos to life. My grandfather served in the coastal artillery during the 20s, I just discovered photos of him with his unit on duty and clowning around. He passed in 83 so no back story. Enjoy bringing your dads service to life..
 

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