WW1 1916 photo postcard German soldiers in front of building (Russia)

$12.00 USD

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Photo postcard of uniformed German soldiers lounging around front porch of a wooden-faced building.

Sign attached to porch pillar:

SCHREIB STUBE
2.LDST. INFT.BTL.
MOSBACH XIV /12
2.KOMP

 

This would be the Landsturm-Infanterie-Bataillon ‘Mosbach’ 2 Kompagnie. It was part of the XIVth Army Corps (Baden) / Karlsruhe.

Letter from “Feldpost Abs Vizefeldwebel (Karl) Schacht 2.Komp  2.Ldst.Btl Mosbach XIV/12” to his wife Guise in Freiburg

Russland 26 IV 16
Meine lieb Gies!
Sende dir die neueste Ausnahme sie ist zwar nicht so prima. Bist du weider gut angekommen wie war’s ich warte schon --- aus ein vebenszeichen von dir. Schreib mir doch bald einmal.
Den geldbrief wirst du erhalten haben.
Werd dir sebald ich Nachricht von dir habe einen Brief Schreiben.
Grusse an alle Lieben, bes. Andich
Dein Karl

 

Russia 26th April 1916
My love Gies,
Send you the latest exception, it is not so great. Have you arrived well? How was it? I'm waiting - from a sign of yours. Write to me soon.
You will have received the money letter.
I'll let you have a letter from me.
Greetings to all my loved ones, especially Andich
Your Karl
 

Two postmarks ‘Kais.Deutshc--- Nr 210  27.24.16 Feld…’  and ‘II Landst.-Inft.-Batl. Mosbach XIV – 12 2. Kompagnie Brief – Stempel’.

Light smudges on back.

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