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#126 world war I nerd

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:22 AM

A closer look at the "Devil Dogs and "Blue Devils".

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:24 AM

And, just the "Devil Dogs". Note that at this late stage of the war (September 1918), they are wearing "lift-the-Dot" cartridge belts.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:26 AM

The number beneath the USMC cap badge seems to indicate that these men are from the 85th Company.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:32 AM

A lone Regimental HQ, 5th Marine Brigade insignia flanked by a trio of Army 5th Machine Gun Battalion shoulder patches ... all of which are, of course, from the 2nd Division.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:32 AM

Wouahhhh ! Fantastic photos !
Thanks for sharing ! ,-)

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:33 AM

The Machine Gun Battalion and HQ patches up close.

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:34 AM

And, the 5th Regiment, HQ Patch on its own.

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 06:44 AM

Early poster showing both the Devil Dog and Blue Devil

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:25 AM

Sarge, what a great, ahh, "Devilish" WW I poster. Thanks for adding it!

 

Here's another 5th Marine Regiment image. No ID, taken in Germany of an olive drab clad, probably, 3rd Battalion Teuflehunde.

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:26 AM

Close up of the above 2nd Division, USMC, star & Indian head insignia.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:39 AM

USMC footlocker and contents circa 1918-1919, or possibly later. If anyone can more accurately nail down the date of this photo, I'd sure appreciate it.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:41 AM

Close up of the footlocker's tray and contents.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:43 AM

"Official Recruit Depot Photo" of the equipment carried by the average Marine circa 1918-1919, or possibly later. Once again, if anyone can nail down a more accurate date for this photo, please let us know.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:46 AM

Close up of the haversack and its by the book load. Note that the rifle cartridge belt pockets are secured by "Lift-the-Dot" closures, as opposed to USMC snaps, which were used prior to the adoption of the LTD fasteners.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:48 AM

A fleet Marine and his USMC musician pal. The ship's name, location and date are unknown.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:49 AM

A better look at their covers and rank chevrons.

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