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Bavarian Landwehr / Landsturm, Augsburg December 1914 | by ✠ drakegoodman ✠
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Bavarian Landwehr / Landsturm, Augsburg December 1914

Letter on reverse addressed to a family resident in Hinterstaufen and dated 11.12.14. Postage cancelled on 12.12.14 at Augsburg.


There were at least five Landsturm battalions garrisoned at Augsburg:


1. b. Ldst.-I.-Btl. Augsburg (I. B. 9)


2. b. Ldst.-I.-Btl. Augsburg (I. B. 10)


3. b. Ldst.-I.-Btl. Augsburg (I. B. 11)


4. b. Ldst.-I.-Btl. Augsburg (I. B. 12)


and b. Ldst.-I.-Ers.- Btl. Augsburg (I. B. 18)


However, nothing is ever easy when it comes to Landsturm units, and the shoulder straps of at least two of these fellows shows them belonging to a Landwehr Regiment (3). Hand-me-down uniforms or a mixed Landwehr / Landsturm outfit?


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Taken on September 7, 2009