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PART 4/4 LUGERS OF INFANTRY REGIMENT 30 AND ITS RESERVE
BATTLES OF THE 30TH INFANTRY REGIMENT AND ITS RESERVE.



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Figure 40. Lugers, holster, bayonet, flask, all marked to the 30 Infantry Regiment or its reserve.

1914 DWM, serial number 468: 30.R.4.C.1.
1916 DWM, serial number 3649o: R.J.R.30./3.M.G.K./34.
1917 DWM, serial number 1874b: 30.R.3.M.G.K.13
1915 dated holster: J.R.30
Bayonet 84/98nA: 30.R.9.C.5.
Reservists Flask

The proofs, accessories, and other details of the three Lugers shown, are covered in the 1900-1918: P08 Army Lugers section, PART 1-3, LUGERS OF INFANTRY REGIMENT 30 AND ITS RESERVE.



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Figure 41. Reservists Flask, marked to a trooper in the 30 Infanterie Regiment.


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Figure 42. Bayonet 84/98nA, marked 30.R.9.C.5.: 30 Infanterie-Regiment, 9 Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 5 (Note: scabbard is a later type) The armorer in the 30 Infanterie-Regiment used a C instead of a K to denote Kompagnie.


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Figure. 43. 1915 dated holster unit mark: J.R. 30, which signifies: Infanterie-Regiment 30.


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Figure. 44. Unit mark on front strap of 1914 DWM, sn 468: 30.R.4.C.1. which signifies: 30 Infanterie-Regiment, 4 Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 1. There is a faint halo around some of the letters and digits of the unit stamp. (Halo=disturbed area of metal that causes discoloration of blue.)


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Figure 45. Unit mark on front strap of 1917 DWM, s/n 1874b : 30.R.8.C.2. - (30 Infanterie-Regiment, 8 Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 2). 8.C.2. peened out and replaced with 3.M.G.K.13 forming 30.R.3.M.G.K.13 which signifies: 30 Infanterie-Regiment, 3 Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie, Waffe Nr. 13. There is a faint halo around some of the letters and digits of the unit stamp


The Reservists flask, bayonet, holster, and 1914 and 1917 dated Lugers are all marked to the 30 Infantry Regiment (all shown in Figure ). The 30 Infanterie-Regiment was part of the 34th Division that battled on the Western Front during World I.. It started the War as part of the 5TH Army. Following are some notes from its World War I battle history:
1914 AUDUM LE ROMAN (AUGUST 21)MEUSE,MARNE
1915 ARGONNE,JAN.-JULY OFFENSIVEJAN. 18 30 IR LOST 56 OFFICERS AND 2,723 MEN VIOLENT BATTLES
1916 VERDUN, CHIAUMONT (AUG.-SEPT.) VERY SEVER BATTLES
1916 VOSGES
1917 ARGONNE
1917 CHAMPAGNE BRIMONT (APRIL)
1917 FLANDERS HEAVY LOSSES(AUGUST)
1917 THIAUCOURT FLILREY
1917 CAMBRAI GERMAN COUNTER ATTACK OF NOV.30
1918 LAON, PICARDY, AISNE AILETTE, ST. QUENTIN, GUISE


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Figure 46. Battle of Verdun, showing deadly French-German machine gun battle. During 1916 the 30th Infantry Regiment fought at Verdun in very sever battles such as this.


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Figure 47. Battle in Champagne during 1917. The 30th Infantry Regiment fought in Champagne in battles such as this.


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Figure 48. The 3rd Machine Company of the 30th Infantry Regiment battled the French on the Western Front in desperate battles such as this.


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Figure 49. Unit mark on front strap of 1916 DWM, serial number 3649o: R.J.R.30./3.M.G.K./34., which signifies: Reserve Infantry Regiment 30, 3rd Machine Gun Company, weapon number 34. (Note: the unit markings are not applied according to regulations. R.J.R. is substituted for script R and the numbers and letters are all the same size. This is typical of some late war unit marks.) There is a halo around some of the letters and digits of the unit stamp.

The 1916 DWM (shown in Figure .)is marked to the Reserve Infantry Regiment 30. The Reserve Infantry Regiment 30 was part of the 15 Reserve Division and 16 Reserve Division. (Its history is independent of the Infantry Regiment 30.) Below are some notes its World War I history.
1914 Part of the 8th Reserve Corps and the 4th Army in the opening weeks of the War. On the 27th of August it crossed the Meuse near Sedan and lost heavily.
1914 Champagne. Advanced as far as the Marne Canal to the Rhine where it took part in the Battle of the Marne (Sept. 6)
1915 Champagne and Aisne
1916 Aisne
1916 Somme At the beginning of July, as soon as the Franco-British offensive begun, elements detached to reinforce divisions engaged along the Somme.

1917 to the 16th Reserve Division.
1917 Chemin des Dames, Cerny sugar refinery, April 16 and 17 Cerny sector During this action the 30th Reserve Infantry Regiment was remarkable for its desperate resistence with only 50 prisoners taken.
1917 Lorraine
1917 Alsace
1917 Galicia, Haulez, Dneister, Khotin against the Russians.
1917 taking of Bojan, August 27
1917 November 29, return to France.
1918 Picardy, the Division attacked on March 21
1918 Battle of the Scarpe-Somme British attack in August heavy losses.
1918 Belgium Ypres battle front and Ghent.


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Figure 50. German Machine Gunners lay down a deadly hale of fire at the Battle of the Somme. The 3rd Machine Gun Company of Reserve Infantry Regiment 30 fought in battles such as this during 1916.


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Figure 51. The German Army was foremost in directing the machine guns murderous hail of fire to effective combat use. Because of its murderous fire the machine gun was a target for destruction. Generally machine gun troops were not issued rifles. They were not to engage in long range rifle combat, but instead were expected to maintain the machine gun and keep it firing. They were issued handguns for close range and hand to hand combat. Late in World War I the machine gun companies of the Reserve 30th Infantry Regiment battled in desperate rear guard actions on the Western Front such as that depicted here. With his machine gun knocked out of commission and the enemy imminent, this machine gunner is using his Luger to defend his position.
 
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