Wednesday, April 15, 2015

German WW1 Occupation of Esch-sur-Alzette—a Newly Discovered Military Cachet





K.D. Feldpost Station * Nr 1 * with violet eagle cachet 
to Virton, Belgium, 11 Aug 1916:

II. Landst. Inf. Batl. Siegburg (VIII. 32)


Esch, Alz.

Lars Böttger, respected Luxembourg proofer and author of the outstanding Handbuch zur Besetzung von Luxemburg im 1. Weltkrieg 1914-1918 und der alliierten Besetzung, says that this is the first reported example of this cachet and “a good indication that Esch/Alzette was … occupied by the German Landsturm.”



Also, Lars kindly shares with us the earliest reported K.D. Feldpost Station Nr. 1 use:

Feldpost #1


K.D. Feldpoststation No. 1

28 Aug 1914!

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