WW1 1915 photo postcard of German 88th Infantry Regiment

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Photo postcard of 23 uniformed N.C.O.s (Corporals) posing in front of building, Frankfurt am Main area.

Holding sign that says ‘Infant. Rgt. 88. 9. Korporalschaft’.

Message on back from soldier (untranslated). Sent to ‘Otto Doll, II Army Corps, III Division, 17th Infantry Regiment, 8th Company.

Postmarked at ‘Franckfurt (Main) 20.2.15’, hand-written 'Feldspost' (military mail).

Crease LR corner. Bit of smudging on back.

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


The 21st Division (21. Division) was a unit of the Prussian/German Army...and was headquartered in Frankfurt am Main. The division was subordinated ...from 1899 to the XVIII Army Corps (XVIII. Armeekorps).

The division was recruited in the formerly independent Duchy of Nassau and the Electorate of Hesse, which had been incorporated into Prussia after the Austro-Prussian War, and in the city of Frankfurt am Main.

On mobilization in August 1914...The 21st Division was again renamed the 21st Infantry Division and its initial wartime organization was as follows:

  1. Infanterie-Brigade:
Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 87
Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88….

The regiment was used in 1914 at the Battle of the Marne. In 1915, it relocated the Galician Eastern Front, returned to the Western Front in 1916, and continued here until the end of the war and participate in the battles around Verdun and the Somme.