HISTORY OF P.B.2



Finally I completed first of the articles, which I intend to write about the Pommersches Pionier Bataillion Nr. 2 and the pioneer battalions. I invite everyone who like regimental stories, city of Stettin and interesting stories




M1893 WARTIME DRINKING CUP





New item in the equipment collection, this time it is a wartime drinking cup M1893




POMM. PIONIER BATAILLON NR.2 BADGE





Interesting item, which is a badge showing a red shoulder strap of Pomeranian Pioneer Battalion Nr. 2




FINALLY POMMERSCHES PIONIER BATAILLON NR.2 FIELD CAP!!!





After a very, very long time I finally managed to find it. Just have a look..:)




WORK TROUSERS (DRILLICHHOSE)






New item in my ‘Uniforms’ section. World War I German twill trousers designated for field and heavy duty works.




SOME NEW POSTCARDS OF P.B.2






To be up to date with postcards I added a couple of new postcards of P.B.2




PRUSSIAN WAFFENROCK FROM 22 INFANTRY REGIMENT




Infantry pre war waffenrock stamped by…

Inf. Regt. “Keith” (1. Oberschlesisches) Nr.22

3. Oberschlesisches Inf. Regt. Nr.62

and

Schlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.6 !!!




HELMET COVER AND DRUM HANGER




New items on the site a pickelhaube cover (Überzug) and rare Saxon drum hanger!!



POMMERSCHES PIONIER BATAILLON NR.2 PRE-WAR SHOULDER STRAP




Finally I found a pre-war Pommersches Pionier Bataillon Nr. 2 shoulder strap, just have a look…




NEW SHOULDER STRAPS




My new challenge is to collect shoulder straps of the all regiments from 3 Reserve Division. I do not have to explain why the 3 RD is important to me, and who spent four years in this division. Above I present the first shoulder straps from 3rd Reserve Division.




DRAGOON KRÄTZCHEN





A new “feldgrau” field cap in collection. Very interesting cap worn by Imperial German Dragoons.





ANOTHER POSTCARDS FROM KRECKOW POLYGON





After a short break new postcards from Truppenübungsplatz Kreckow……………….Enjoy.





PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY KRÄTZCHEN




New to the collection is another Prussian field cap. This time field cap belonging to the artilleryman from FAR .. Field Artillery Regiment.




15 A.F SHOULDER STRAP




Completing items related with II Army Corps of the German Imperial I expanded my collection for a shoulder strap from the second Foot Artillery Regiment forming the Pomeranian Army Corps which is Fußartillerie Regiment (2. Pommersches) Nr.15




WORLD WAR I GERMAN BRACES






Quite rare, very interesting and at the same time old braces used to hold trousers. The braces was not part of the soldier equipment, but every soldier had a pair or two for own use.




PRUSSIAN WAFFENROCK FROM 3 FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT







First Waffenrock in collection!!!

Very good preserved artilleryman Waffenrock from Feldartillerie Regiment General-Feldzeugmeister (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr.3. In the literature, these uniforms are called “Dunkelblau Waffenrock”.
These types of uniforms were used by Imperial German Army from 1842 since 1907 when introduced “Feldgrau” uniforms. The Dunkelblau uniforms have not disappeared completely, and often even during the World War I, were frequently worn….




2 A.F SHOULDER STRAP





Another object from the Pomeranian Army Corps, shoulder strap from Fußartillerie Regiment von Hindersin (1. Pommersches) Nr.2.




46 I.R SHOULDER STRAP





Simplified shoulder strap from stationed in my home town Infanterie Regiment Graf Kirchbach (1. Niederschlesisches) Nr. 46.




STETTINER GRENADIERS




A very interesting set of photos of a Grenadier from Grenadier Regiment König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. (1. Pommersches) Nr. 2, from years 1911-1913 …



AMAZING RARITY…HELMET OF POMERANIAN PIONEER BATTALION NR. 2!






Extremely rare item, for the first time in my “collector career” I managed to find an authentic Pickelhaube from Pommersches Pionier Bataillon Nr. 2! The decision was made quickly … in just a few days, the helmet came from Germany and became the object of honour in my collection :-)



MINING COMPANY OF POM. PION. BATL. NR.2






Another group photo of the reservists from Pommersches Pionier Bataillon Nr. 2, this time much earlier and what is interesting presenting a mining company of that battalion….



WAR TIME BLUE PUTTEES





TRENCH CURIOSITY

Trench periscope

Soldiers playing cards




IR 56 SHOULDER STRAP


Bought this shoulder strap to accompany the pickelhaube coming from the same 56 Regiment.




M17 STEEL HELMET


New purchase from a private collection at the Militaria’12 Show exhibition in Coventry in January this year.





16 Responses to “New on site!”

  1. Mark says:

    Hello Milosz,

    Thank you for the nice respons!!!

    One your great web site there is a link to Rene Seteur living in Metz.
    I have many WO1 items from him, and in the past i have been in the Argonne, and round Metz with him to see for Waldlagers and stollen, als at home in Metz he shows great items of FR73, from ERNST JÜNGER.
    His items are often difficult to get, and it’s always good stuff, nice condition and a good price.

    A good friend of mine has the same hobby ass we have, Merlijn van Eijk (see his web site: http://www.Greatwarcollection.nl) also live in Holland buys many item’s before from oragesdacier (you can check Rene if he knows Merlijn.)
    He is change his way and is now collector of Australian and Engisch items, and now he sells his German items.
    My pioneer kratchen and many other stuff i bought from him

    This is al link to his WO1 stuff he sells now, may be you can look at it, and contact him if you like a item.
    His items are good.

    This he sels now: https://picasaweb.google.com/11268096352…N-G1qTvdA#

    This week i send you foto’s from my pionier Kratchen.

    Greetz,

    Mark Hofmeijer

  2. Mark says:





    Hello Milosz,

    On sundays he set his new items on his site.
    Rene know’ s what i’m looking for , give him a “such-mission”, before he get it on his site, he contacts me about it.
    Did Merlijn send you foto’s from the Gummimask M15 this week?
    I saw it, it is a fine masker with good stamps on it, not dry, and complet, and jah he makes great foto’s, i have bean many times with him on the west-Front together with Johan Ryheul.
    He is a writer and knows a lot of WO1 German MarineKorps-Flanderen and he knows everything about German Jasta’s and fliegerabtailungen in France and Belgium, mabe you know one of his books.

    I send you foto’s from my Kratchen and verteckband, on the band is a marking, but very difficult to read.
    I have also a regular M-15 coat like you have one your site, this is Wurttemberg and in very nice condition.
    Next week i send you foto’s from it.

    Begin oktober i was a week with my family in Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, a little village 40 km from Verdun.
    A friend of myn has a museum in Romagne: http://www.romagne14-18.com/index.php/nl/ than there is als al little museum from Maarten one other friend of mine: http://www.14-18nantillois.com/museum.php in Nantillois, near Cunel.
    My speciality is Argonne Wald with all his Waldlagers, and than i am always looking for Braunschweigers IR92 items

    I have a quesstion, can i use some information from items you have, and sources from your site with your name on it on our WO1- Forum?
    Maybe you get more WO1-geek on your site, more hits, becausse i think its a nice site with clear information, and i know that more people are interrest in the things that you shows on your site.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Greetz,

    Mark Hofmeijer

  3. Mark says:

    Hello Milosz,

    A little bit to late, but here the foto’s from my Wurtemberger Regular M-15 coat.
    Next week i’m going with some friends for the weekend to Bullecourt.

    We know someone who lives near Bullecourt and he is aloud to dig at the Bullecourt battlefields and he loves to lead us around Bullecourt and maybe see If we can find somethings, he also has a small museum.

    Have a nice weekend!

    Greetz,

    Mark Hofmeijer

  4. Mark says:

    Inside the marks.

  5. Mark says:

    The back of the coat

  6. Mark says:

    The coat and his Grenadier Pickelhaube 1915

  7. Mark says:

    The coat with his Kratchen

  8. Mark says:

    The collar

  9. Mark says:

    Hi Milosz,

    I want to show you my latest item, you know i select Braunschweig IR92, this item i bought in Canada, it takes a while to get here but its a nice M-15 shoulder strap, and in these days hard to find.

    Greetz from Holland.

  10. Mark says:

    with a orginal letter from the Argonne (France)

  11. Mark says:

    the back of the shoulder strap

  12. Mark says:

    Another new item,

    Bandolier: The bandolier was a practical way for carrying extra ammunition and still used in many armies today. This type was designed to hold 50 rounds – 10 x 5 in clips. The bottom 2 pockets on each side were double. Inside, a strip of v-shaped card was fixed along the points of the rounds to stop them damaging (pushing through) the material. On the outside of the pockets are the opening strips (rip off cords), made out of natural coloured sack-material. On some photos one can see 2 lengths of thick string at each end of the bandolier, presumably to attach to equipment. These, for obvious reasons are not on the figure, but can easily be made from cotton thread. Troops would also tuck the bandoliers into their belts. The fact that this was a `one off – throw away´ item and that it was made out of a thin, low quality material, means that there are few original bandoliers to be seen today and are sort-after items by collectors. Colour: bandolier – blue/grey. Opening strips – brownish-yellow.

  13. Mark says:

    Another foto

  14. Mark says:

    last foto

  15. EMILE Christian says:

    Hi ,

    Milosz look at my blog POILU92 on skyblog of skyrock ;
    it’s my photo and postcards collection about ww1 that you
    could found too in my book publshed on lulu.com ” the great war
    on images ” , it’s very nice collection , I have more in my home ,
    I’m french you know Milosz , ww1 and ww2 was a bad war between
    Europeans ! now is peace , war is in orient and africa , god bless , so i’m not sure about my english lol it’s not frequently that i speak in english Milosz , see you , bye bye .

    Christian .

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