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  1. Dear Gentlemens! Now I'm working on a diary of an Austro-Hungarian seaman. He served on the SMS Erzherzog Karl as gunner. His squadron made a round trip on the Mediterranean Sea in 1908. On March 2 the squadron arrived to Malta. The diarist mentioned a British Rear Admiral and a Vice Admiral (latter the commander of the harbor) who visited the Eh. Karl. However, not mentioned the names. Anybody can tell me, who were these British Admirals? Any help would be appreciated!
  2. Westlend Sea King as weekend house. Cool. Very cool.
  3. Dear Gentlemens! A little help needed about this uniform: I guess the rank is Visekonstable, the branch is signals(?), the period is the Cold War. Anybody can tell me an exact period? And what kind of headgear fits for this clothing? Thanks in advance!
  4. I guess the signs are the so-called Younger Futhark/Scandinavian Runes
  5. Photograps of the pre-1870 uniforms of the Austrian army. Of course not only the white coat infantry, but the other branches pre-1870 photos are in game Let's see! An Oberleutenant of a Hungarian infantry regiment. Pretty interesting, because the photo was made in Brünn (Brno). However a shoulder cord can be seen on his right shoulder - according these he was an aide-de-camp.
  6. An interesting postcard: a German sailor, on the cap tally can be read the name of his ship: SMS BERLIN. The postcard was made in Hamburg. However, the card was written on Hungarian language. The adress is Mágocs, a village in Hungary, Baranya county. According the wiki, the inhabitants of the village were Germans (cca. 78%). The name of the sender: Dani(el) Tillschmeister(?). Was it common, that Austro-Hungarian citizens were served in the German Armed Forces during the WWI? Thanks!
  7. Bernhard, thank you for sharing this story! The communist authorities always tried to dissuade the youth for the joining of the Legion. An "educational" filmstrip from 1960, the title is "Escape from the Foreign Legion". Greetings from Hungary! M
  8. King Ludwig was the Inhaber of the k.u.k. 62 Infanterie Regiment. He wears the colonel uniform of the regiment.
  9. This small size photo was made in Hungary before 1895. It's possible that this guy a real German Hussar, or somebody used the uniform as costume? Thanks in advance!
  10. Probably you have right. Otherwise the editors were mostly native Germans, and they regularly misspelled the ethnic names.
  11. The first mention, WIA:"Mihajlo"+"Jagodić"&provider=P02&ref=anno-search&seite=21 The second, POW:"Mihajlo"+"Jagodić"&provider=P03&ref=anno-search&seite=23
  12. Ok, this is the page of the Czech National Library, in English. Might be easier. The pages are in DJVu format so you have to a program to see it (on the page you can find it) You shoud search in the following, all are full-text search, but the OCR is not the best. On the first pages of the sheets are a short introduction on all of the main languages of the AH Monarchy. Verlustliste (Casualty List) Austro-Hungarian KIA, WIA, POW. Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der in den Verlustlisten (Alphabet Index for the Casualty List). Names and Verlustliste sheet numbers only. Nachrichten über Verwundete und Kranke (News about the sick and wounded A-H Soldiers).
  13. Not at all! One of my great-great-greatfather died in the WWI. I didn't know about him anything until I found him in the casualty list. You can find the searchable database here:
  14. All of these settlements were in the territory of the k.u.k 16. Infantry Regiment. They had sulphur yellow collar color. I found in the official casualty list a Mihajlo Jagodić who was born in Ludbreg in 1884. WIA 1915 April, and captured by the Italians 1916 October. However he was only a Reserve Corporal and served in the 96. IR.
  15. His rank: Zugsführer. Medals: 1908 Jubilee Cross, Mobilization Cross 1912-13. According these he served as conscripted soldier in 1908 and called up in 1912-13. His collar color seems light, so I guess he served in a K.u.K infantry regiment. Do you know where/when was he born?
  16. Thank You! I'm just a simple Reserve Officer otherwise I'm working in the Museum of Hungarian Military History so this is my job and also my pleasure. I would like to say "Thank You" for You for preserving the memory of a Hungarian Soldier!
  17. He didn't have a middle name. His name was Bendy Gyula (Gyula is the Hungarian form of Julius). According the databases: Bendy Gyula's highest rank was 1st Lieutenant. He joined to the army in 1915 to the m. kir. 17 népfelkelő gyalogezred (Royal Hungarian Army 17th népfelkelő Infantry Regiment) The word "népfelkelő" is hard to translate - this kind of units were formed in case of war. He fought on the Italian Theather. On 1916 november 29 he served in the regiments 10th Company. After the company commander killed, the enemy overwhelmed the unit. Bendy Gyula (then officer candidate) saved the companys machine guns. The 1st Class Silver Bravery Medal awarded him for his actions. Badly wounded in action in 1916 november. From summer of 1917 he was on the Italian Theather again. Served in the 20th Infantry Division's Assault Battalion - the assault battalions were elite shock troops in the WWI. Joined to the Vitéz Order in 1924, his registration number was 666 (seriously). In 1931 the Signum Laudis on emerald ribbon was awarded for him, for the organizing work of the Vitéz Order. In civilian life he was a school director. He was married with two sons. The title "vitéz" was inheritable for the first-born sons. His first son called Bendy Kálmán, he joined to the Vitéz Order in 1941. Kálmán became officer of the Royal Hungarian Air Force. Appointed him to 2nd Lieutenant on 1944 August 20. Some informations about the Vitéz Order:éz Finally I recommend this society for you: The portrait of Bendy Gyula in the regimental history.
  18. The Bronze "Signim Laudis" Medal in on emerald green ribbon - he awarded for civilian merits, not as soldier. On the photo he wears an officer uniform of the interwar period - most likely he was an officer candidate in the WWI (they recieved medals for non-commissioned ranks ) and later promoted to reserve junior officer. If you tell me his name I can search him in the database of the Vitéz Order. The Vitéz Order was an organization for decorated WWI Veterans.
  19. Austro-Hungarian experimental grenade-thrower (HGM Wien)
  20. Dear Gentlemens! A WWI postcard sent from Hungary, by a German soldier. The sender place is my hometown, but I'm nearly sure that the picture wasn't made there. Anybody can read the message or/and the adress? The unit can be identified? Thanks in advance!
  21. Tiller Mór (Moritz Tiller is a germanized form) was a Hungarian industrialist, one of the greatest uniform-supplier of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Besides the AH royal warrant of appointment he had a same appointment of the Serbian Kingdom and the Persian Empire. Moreover he made uniforms and equipment nearly all of the AH uniformed services, and some foreign armies too.