Württembergers from Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 119
Württembergers from Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 119 take a break from their duties to enjoy some soup and boiled sausage.
The 26th Reserve Division spent World War I on the Western Front. It fought in the Battle of the Frontiers and then participated in the Race to the Sea, fighting in the Somme region. It occupied the line in the Somme/Artois region into 1916, facing the British offensive in the Battle of the Somme. It was relieved from the Somme in October 1916 and spent the winter of 1916-1917 in the Artois.
In 1917, it fought in the Battle of Arras. In 1918, it fought in the German Spring Offensive and against the subsequent Allied offensives and counteroffensives. Allied intelligence rated the division as first class.
w. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 119 (+MG.-Kp.)
Aufgestellt in Stuttgart (R.Stb.), Calw (I.), Rottweil (II.) und Reutlingen (III.)
Kommandeur:Oberstleutnant Frhr. v. Ziegesar (w. Gren.R.Nr. 119)
I.:Oberstleutnant v. Hoff (w. Gren.R.Nr. 119)
II.:Major Besenfelder (w. I.R.Nr. 127)
III.:Major Schäfer (w. I.R.Nr. 126)
Verluste:72 Offz., 2212 Uffz. und Mannschaften.