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  1. What indicates to you that these might be military rather than civiliam, Jurgen, please?
  2. Austrian uniforms

    I, for one, would be very interesting to see information about uniforms for this period, MonteSanto, and I am sure that I am not the only one who will look forward to your photos, as and when you have time.
  3. Question on french uniform

    Thanks for the clarification. I also wondered about the chevrons but, in the full size version, I can convince myself that I can see that they are three dimensional - in other words, that they are made of braid or similar.
  4. Question on french uniform

    Andy Has the TSF symbol been drawn onto the photo with ink or onto the tunic? Or do we think that it is some kind of crude stitching onto the sleeve of the tunic? I also note that he has 'procured' a British Sam Browne belt from somewhere!
  5. 2nd Battalion HAC WW1

    Cazack The official history of the HAC in WW1 - The Honourable Artillery Company in the Great War, edited by Maj. G. Goold Walker (London: Seely, Service & Co, 1930) - indicates that the 2nd Battalion only went to France, as a unit, late in 1916. Before then, it was a feeder for the 1st Battalion, replacing men as needed.
  6. Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    Thank you for that explanation, Enzo. I have a chain configured in this way and I had more or less come to that conclusion, already. I had wanted to try it out in practice but, unfortunately, the button hole on my tailcoat's lapel is too small to allow the round end to pass through it so my understanding will have to stay at the theoretical level, pro tem. What I did conclude from my mostly failed experiment is that the chain would hang almost straight down and that the badges would therefore hang off it rather awkwardly. Perhaps I should seek out some contemporary photographs to see how it would have been, in practice.
  7. Franz Joseph Order Grand Cross ?

    A magnificent chain, Enzo! The round end goes in the button hole, of course, but what happens at the end with the rather long and extended plain chain, please?
  8. And he's got the British Military Cross for good measure! Thanks for posting this.
  9. Austrian military merit cross

    Thank you for this useful clarification of purpose behind this practice, Laurentius.
  10. Austrian military merit cross

    This is a lovely looking cross, Laurentius. Might we see the reverse, as well, please? Do you know what the purpose of the miniature on the trifold was? If the holder also had the First Class award, would he not only wear that? I hope that you have success in your for pictures from Mericka's book.
  11. KuK bar, large silver bravery 2x

    For that alone, Enzo - and notwithstanding your other words of wisdom, here - yours is the post of the month, in my opinion
  12. Finds of the day

    No! What a wonderful wife you have, Stuka
  13. Finds of the day

    If there is a Mrs/Madame Stuka, was she as excited as you, when you brought this home?
  14. My pleasure - I learnt a lot as well. I agree with you that it does look like 1915. Thanks, Graf ,for your confirmation.