Divided reverse. Letter very kindly translated by Nettenscheider, penned in Russia on 27.08.1916 and addressed to the author's uncle, Herr Heinz Vollmer, Unna in Westfalen, nephew Hermann identifies the machine gun depicted above as an American model captured from the Russians. Einheitsstempel: II Landw. Inf. R. 11. Postage cancelled a day later. Photogr. W. Wassermann, Charlottenburg.
In World War One, the M.1895 Colt-Browning machine gun was considered obsolete by the United States military and never saw action with them. On the other hand, the weapon was exported to the Russians, who used it extensively.