16th Regiment German Soldier Full Combat Gear Handwritten Postcard

16th Regiment German Soldier Full Combat Gear Handwritten Postcard

55.00

Size: 3.5 x 5.5 inches

This original WWI photograph depicts and unnamed German soldier in full combat uniform along with his helmet and combat rifle. On the back, the soldier on this postcard has hand written information along with his ‘Reg 16’.

History of the 16th German Regiment of WWI:

During World War I, the division marched through Luxembourg, Belgium and France, in what became known to the Allies as the Great Retreat, culminating in the First Battle of the Marne. In 1916, it fought in the Battle of the Somme. The division was briefly sent to the Eastern Front in late 1916. It saw action in 1917 in the Battle of Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres. It participated in the 1918 German Spring Offensive, including the Battle of the Lys, and defended against the Allied counteroffensives, including the Second Battle of the Somme. The 16th Infantry Division was a highly regarded division early in the war, known as the Iron Division, but by 1918 Allied intelligence rated it a second class division.

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