Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

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Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

Post by kaiserzeit » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:16 pm

I am helping a friend research his Great Grandfather, who fought in the 1866 Civil War and the Franco Prussian War, attached to Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57.

Thankfully, he can read German. If you have any hints on good places to research, that would be great.

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Re: Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

Post by joerookery » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:15 pm

Long long time no see! Good to see you.
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Re: Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

Post by kaiserzeit » Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:46 pm

Thank you, Joe.

I see you have been doing a fair bit of writing. Good stuff!

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Re: Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

Post by joerookery » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:51 pm

You should get The Great War Dawning. If nothing else you can burn it to stay warm up there! Lots of paper.
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Re: Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

Post by Khukri » Fri Jul 17, 2015 2:01 pm

A lethal weapon !

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Re: Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57

Post by Scratch » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:34 pm

kaiserzeit wrote:I am helping a friend research his Great Grandfather, who fought in the 1866 Civil War and the Franco Prussian War, attached to Westfälischen Infanterie Regiments nr 57.

Thankfully, he can read German. If you have any hints on good places to research, that would be great.

Cheers,

Laurie
This is a bit late as I haven't logged on here for a while, but your friend might be interested to see this post I made in 2011: http://pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.ph ... rs+la+tour" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. I have the regimental history but I haven't translated the rest - it's hard going and takes quite a lot of time...

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