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have anyone in your family fought in ww1
For me a had 2 uncle that where on separate side one in the U.S. army and the other one in the Ottoman navy
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sascomander Dec 4, 2017 @ 11:05pm 
Great grandfather fought for Austria-Hungary. Had his toungue cut out before he moved to America.

We never found out why he got his tongue cut out.
Ohjayway Dec 5, 2017 @ 3:15am 
Great Grandfather Died at The Battle of the Somme
biggalloot Dec 5, 2017 @ 4:10am 
my grandmother on my mother's side lost her only brother when he was killed ten days before the end of the war on November 1, 1918 during the Meuse Argonne Offensive while he was serving with the 89th Division, AEF.

some in Verdun x64 know this story:
in the early 1980s, my grandmother was very old and her mind was deteriorating. on a family trip to see her, i personally saw her blankly staring at a wall when for no apparent reason she suddenly said to the wall, "Pete, you big galloot."
that great uncle of mine was named Peter.
perhaps in some small strange way only she understood, my grandmother in the early 1980s a few months before her own death was having a "little visit" with her only brother who was killed in 1918.
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Plato Dec 5, 2017 @ 4:27am 
two of my great grandfathers. One got gassed and was sent home after only three months service during winter 1916/17. He never fully recovered and died from its effects on Christmas Eve 1925.


The other had fought in the Boer War and re-enlisted for WW1 with the Royal Engineers. He served from 1915 onwards, and got the MM. At one point he was wounded and dropped off at a house beloning to some French people. A young girl treated him, and he ended up marrying her before the war ended. She was my great-grandmother.
echo1 Dec 5, 2017 @ 7:41am 
My great great uncles were killed in 1915 and 1917. The youngest, an officer died at the Battle of Neauve Chappele and the eldest in Macedonia in 1917 who was a fighter pilot in the Royal Flying corp. They were just 20 and 27.
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Marko Pasuri Dec 5, 2017 @ 10:04am 
You can be proud you have family members those fought in The Great War. We Finnish have only the talvisota (Winter War), jatkosota (Continuation War), and "Lapin sota("Lapland War").
Last of them was only following of retreating German forces. Sojuz Sovietskih Sotsialetskih Resbulik made finnish to do it. Germans burned every last bridge, house, cottage, storehouse, church and every other buildings in Lapland.
But my family members didnt fought in Lapin sota, but they defended our homeland and whole Scandinavia from spreading plague of bolshevism in talvi-and jatkosota like every other finnish men in 1939-1944. My greatgranduncle killed in late summer of 1941 in Ladoga Karelia.
91 000 finnish men killed in World War 2, and we honor their sacrifice for our 100-year old Suomi.
Tomorrow is a ultimate great day, Finland have its 100th independence day. Because of it I wrought this. For honor to fallen heroes buried to enemy soil! Suami sata vuatta huamenna.
morski5 Dec 5, 2017 @ 10:05am 
My great grandfather (on my fathers side, still no info on my mothers, though). He fought in Dobrudja and later on the Salonika front and Doiran in 1916, where he served in the famous 9th Pleven Division, First Army, under the command of General Vladimir Vazov. He was regular infantry, happy to have survived the war.
echo1 Dec 5, 2017 @ 1:13pm 
Originally posted by morski5:
My great grandfather (on my fathers side, still no info on my mothers, though). He fought in Dobrudja and later on the Salonika front and Doiran in 1916, where he served in the famous 9th Pleven Division, First Army, under the command of General Vladimir Vazov. He was regular infantry, happy to have survived the war.

My great great uncle was killed on the forgotten Salonika front he was stationed near Lake Dorian between 1915-17 before his death by Jasta 3 (German squadron). So you're great grandfather was Russian?
TheSlavMarine Dec 5, 2017 @ 3:02pm 
Originally posted by echo1:
Originally posted by morski5:
My great grandfather (on my fathers side, still no info on my mothers, though). He fought in Dobrudja and later on the Salonika front and Doiran in 1916, where he served in the famous 9th Pleven Division, First Army, under the command of General Vladimir Vazov. He was regular infantry, happy to have survived the war.

My great great uncle was killed on the forgotten Salonika front he was stationed near Lake Dorian between 1915-17 before his death by Jasta 3 (German squadron). So you're great grandfather was Russian?

2 of my greatgrandfathers served on Saloniki Front (earlier in Serbia at the begining of the war at western border versus AH empire) and one of my greatgreatgrandfather gave his life as officer in defence of Belgrade as a part of Iron Regiment under the command of our famous Dragutin Gavrilović. (Trivia: If anyone listens to Sabaton they sang about it in Last Dying Breath)
morski5 Dec 6, 2017 @ 6:52am 
Originally posted by echo1:
Originally posted by morski5:
My great grandfather (on my fathers side, still no info on my mothers, though). He fought in Dobrudja and later on the Salonika front and Doiran in 1916, where he served in the famous 9th Pleven Division, First Army, under the command of General Vladimir Vazov. He was regular infantry, happy to have survived the war.

My great great uncle was killed on the forgotten Salonika front he was stationed near Lake Dorian between 1915-17 before his death by Jasta 3 (German squadron). So you're great grandfather was Russian?

No, he was bulgarian, as I am :) So he fought the russians and romanians in Dobrudja, and the english, french and colonial soldiers in Salonika and Doiran. Can you imagine, our ancestors were stationed at the same place (at least at a similar place) one century ago. And now, a hundred years later, we play a game about this war and comment those people. Funny world.
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acur1231 Dec 6, 2017 @ 9:25am 
My Great Granduncle was a Lewis Gunner on the Western Front. He survived the war. My Great Grandfather dodged the war, but fought against the Afgans in the 1919 3rd Anglo-Afgan war, in which he won 2 mentions in dispatches.
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echo1 Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:55am 
Originally posted by morski5:
Originally posted by echo1:

My great great uncle was killed on the forgotten Salonika front he was stationed near Lake Dorian between 1915-17 before his death by Jasta 3 (German squadron). So you're great grandfather was Russian?

No, he was bulgarian, as I am :) So he fought the russians and romanians in Dobrudja, and the english, french and colonial soldiers in Salonika and Doiran. Can you imagine, our ancestors were stationed in the same place (at least at a similar place) one century ago. And now, a hundred years later, we play a game about this war and comment those people. Funny world.

Yes I was thinking the same morski5. I wrote a story on my ancestor a while back in Verdun forums. The man beside him is a bulgarian soldier. I have another photo of 50 bulgarian soldiers at his burial. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767416176
morski5 Dec 6, 2017 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by echo1:
Originally posted by morski5:

No, he was bulgarian, as I am :) So he fought the russians and romanians in Dobrudja, and the english, french and colonial soldiers in Salonika and Doiran. Can you imagine, our ancestors were stationed an the same place (at least at a similar place) one century ago. And now, a hundred years later, we play a game about this war and comment those people. Funny world.

Yes I was thinking the same morski5. I wrote a story on my ancestor a while back in Verdun forums. The man beside him is a bulgarian soldier. I have another photo of 50 bulgarian soldiers at his burial. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=767416176

Thank you for this info. Very interesting story, and I have to say, that you are a lucky man to have the chance to know this in details. War records in Britain and Germany are way better, compare to those in Bulgaria. Sorry for your family loss. It was a time for real man and a lot from all sides paid the ultimate price.
The photo with the soldier next to the body of your great uncle - At first I thought it is a german soldier. Now I see that it is a bulgarian. If it is ok for you, can you share a link from the other photo from the actual burial? There is a website - Lost Bulgaria, with all kinds of old photos regarding our history. This link is for the decade 1910-1920. You can find a lot of interesting photos from the war period - http://www.lostbulgaria.com/index.php?cat=3 . It might be interesting for you. Unfortunately, the description under the photos is in bulgarian, but if you ever take the time to look at them, I can easily translate. Cheers!
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kubanskiloewe Dec 7, 2017 @ 9:26am 
my granddad fought for hie beloved Wilhelm II in Flandern (Ypern) and survived !
He did not tell much but later he become moe a communist than a Hitler fan which he called only austrian big mouth corporal !!
He said the most time they hide, snipe or observe. On 1 occasian he was involved in a attack with stormtroopers and was glad to get back in the trench after he was wounded.
Never saw a tank he said but artillery was sometimes day and night and many of them become deaf. Un fortunately Verdun and Battlefield do not give enough attention to the real things.
I would like to have a realism mode were every bullet, evrey grenade, every shell can hurt every human and where you have to decide which is friendly or not without markings over the guys .
And i would like to see a death is a death or muuch ,onger respawn times so players would act muuuch more like in reality ;-)
Tux Dec 7, 2017 @ 1:22pm 
Great Grandfather fought for the Russian Empire was later killed by Bolsheviks
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