Yes, on purpose I wrote here the Dutch word 'Grenswachters' instead of Border Guards.
They were stationed at Altena–Groesbeek in Gelderland, The Netherlands during WWI.
My Father–in–law is standing all the way to the right, wearing his wool fedora hat.
There are others in uniform and without, and I guess this is a group of 'Grenswachters' from Altena–Groesbeek.
Anyone knowing something more about this photo, please let me know and if you want a real size photo, leave your email in a separate comment; which I will not publish for protection of your privacy.
There also is a dog to the left in this photo, guess it served also during WWI.
WISH we would find the other people's names and their relatives.
Thanks for your support!
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Such old photos of times gone by can be so evocative. One can only imagine what those people went through and how life was different then.ReplyDelete
God bless, Mariette. Thank you.
So very true and one wonders and tries to find out just a little.
Life for so many people, living through wars is so different.
May God watch over us all!
I too have several old photos that I would like to identify the people too. Fun to see these .ThanksReplyDelete
It sure is a pity that no names or place got written on the back of any photos.
The next generation does not know what they are looking at...
Awesome photos, old photos tell so much, he was a nice looking fellaReplyDelete
Yes, even without words such old photos tell a story.
The dress code for that time, including hats was so different, apart from the uniform worn. Smoking was also very widespread and a mustache seemed popular.
Very nice to have these photos. Maybe a family member will show up, it would be interesting.ReplyDelete
Coisas de Feltro
Would love for family members of anyone in this photo to find this!
Bella foto ti auguro che tu riesca ad individuare qualche soldato.ReplyDelete
Sì, speriamo certamente di trovare qualche famiglia di queste guardie di frontiera. Non erano soldati, i Paesi Bassi rimasero neutrali durante la prima guerra mondiale.