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  1. Which nation?

    The Prussian : I think they are finns during the year 1918 ,wearing perhaps swedish uniforms without the blue chevrons and collars two of the non german officers wears shoulder boards german style, one what appears to be a field officer strap the other, a subaltern strap . only one non german uses headgear and service belt . the cap is tipically finn . greetings Bayern .
  2. WW1 Uniforms...all nations

    Hunyadi : The hungarian tunic showed is a cavalry one , the gold and black achselschlinge on the left shoulder denotes that .cavalry or at least mounted branch . Chris : the ugliest combination of colours was long time the one of the infantry in the Ejercito Argentino . in fact the green is still the distinctive colour of the infantry and is used with the service uniform by officers NCOs and to certain extent enlisted men . Our infantrymen were fierce of ther colur their fellows of cavalry and artillery chance with the green cavalrymen said : our colur is of blood and earth , their is of spinachs and so on Cavalry colour is madder red here called grance .
  3. Hello : Glen J saids the correct information . Boroevic was a rather low man of light complexion . and usually wore black hungarian hussar type boots and not the ankle boots and leggings or gaiters used by other generals .
  4. Spanish officers 1917

    Boris : The british historian of the Spanish Civil War ,Hugh Thomas ; said that the Agreement of Vergara at the end of the Carlist War provoked the beginning of the excessive number of officers in the spanish army . possible but the Cuban rebellion and the moroccan skirmishes blooded the officers corp one and another time . for not mention the war with USA In Cuba and Filipinas and between 1909 and 1925 the nightmare of Morocco . I prefere to think : first : the spanish man was for centuries warrior .. second : the military career was and is a possibility for social advance not only in Spain , was also a window to other way of life more adventurous for many youngs with scarse money . saludos Bayern
  5. Spanish officers 1917

    Boris : Chile , is our brother - enemy . but i know and love these country. The Prussian: My father was born in Essen Rutenscheid . but my Opa and Oma both were bavarians . as curiosity , in accordance with the law ruling in 1924 in Prussia my father was registered as prussian . musspreussen . saludos grusse
  6. Spanish officers 1917

    Boris : I speak spanish , i am argentine , my father was german , my grandfather comes to Argentina in 1925 to teach physicat a university located in the northwestern Province of Tucuman .my father was born in Essen when my grandpa worked there for Krupp. my mother is argentine,with spanish heritage remonted to the colonial times . I was educated in spanish but also learned english , german and french later i adquired italian ..
  7. Spanish officers 1917

    To Boris : Its all OK , History is sometimes a puzzle with not all the pieces at hand ,i think that the forums are useful in promote the discussion and contribution . To The Prussian : The swiss poet and writer Blaise Cendrars voluntereed in the french army at the beginnig of WW1 . after the war wrote a book about his experiences titled La main coupee , The cutted hand . in the book says that all the foreign volunteers served into the Foreign legion .initially in the Regiment de Marche with the number 3 until the regiment was visited by Gral de Castelnau who declared :¿ what foolish is this ? pointing the number late said I only recognize two Regiments de la Legion , finally ordered the colonel to discard the numbers . The spanish volunteers catalonians or not might served in the Legion ¿how many ? Good question , the original Legion remained in Africa ; the 1 st and 2nd regiments provided four half batallions . these were the core of four regiments de marche each with 3000 men . 51 nationalities were present the most numerous the italians a whole regiment .32000 men voluntereed between August 1914 and 1915 . The heavy losses resulted in the disolution of the four regiments and the creation of one Le Regiment de Marche de la Legion with about 3100 men . after the war it was designed le 3me Regiment etrangere .
  8. Spanish officers 1917

    Hello Boris : I found the video ,exists in you tube and is spanish ! title :Historia los clarines de la caballeria part2 ,Around the 8th minute appears a parade of heavy artillery the speaker saids. The motorisation of the artillery begins in 1912.the video shows what looks for me as Austro Daimler artillery tractors hauling each three de Bange or similar 120 mm guns . the whole video is interesting , equally the part 1. Officially the first heavy vehicles of spanish artillery were LATIL 4x4 tracteurs . arrived after wwI but the documentary shows clearly at least two pre war Daimlers .saludos Bayern
  9. Spanish officers 1917

    Hello Boris : Insisting with the rayadillo , the drawing showed is i believe a representation of the cord cloth or corduroy,which characterizes for having alternated lines of groove and thread . respect to the motorized artillery somewhere in the web exists a video about the theme i will procure to find it again and send you the link saludos Bayern
  10. Spanish officers 1917

    Hello : The spanish Army officers of WWI era were germanophiles or pro Allies , perhaps the majority the first option . in second place ,Spain motorized their heavy artillery before ww1 . third ,i dont believe that german colonial troops used the rayadillo colonial uniform , the kordwaffenrock was grey in colour uniform not striped as the spanish rayadillo .finally the spanish Army of ww1 era was something very singular . plentiful of generals and officers but with units very scarse of ncos and soldiers . because of the meagre budgets .the constant bloodshed in Morocco was another handicap for an otherwise brave army .identify the officers as The Prussian asks is rather impossible but with a bit of luck . someone could find what Mision militar was for what went to Germany and who were.
  11. Paul Wood : You have reason , the third is King Leopold , Roi des belges , he wears the iron cross 1st class , probably winned during the war against Napoleon when the then Prince of Sachsen coburg was a officer of the russian army .
  12. What does "Cafard" mean to you?

    Hello : Cafard is the cockroach . the name of the insect designed during the WWI all the depressive of trench army live . Le cafard was a negative spiritual mode , something very negative indeed .
  13. Hello : He is not an infantryman nor a granadier , he carries a sabre and not the typical m1889 Degen . artilleryman is not because of his pointed helmet . so a Train officer is the most probable .
  14. Hello : take a look to Air force bages and insignia of WW2 . Guido Rossignoli .

    More about Zog , after the war he married countess Geraldine Apponyi , a niece of Windischgraetz . During 1957 or 1958 both met in Paris , Zog with full purse and the prince ruined . The bandit greeted Windischgraetz as my dear uncle ! with clear duble sense .
  16. Empire or Republic

    Knotel in his Uniformenkunde explains very well the question . the austrian field grey was different in 1933 than the precedent used in the german type uniforms . the officers service tunics were cloned with the war time models . only the better quality cloth and the invariable high collar make the difference and sometimes the absence of tailors marks .
  17. Take a look to the german page Liste der ritter der pour le merite orden . Wikipedia . really the junior officers are a minority along the centuries . there a few strange examples one a neapolitan general other the japanese marshall Nogi who defeated Russia . Enver pasha and the bulgarian Jekov are political examples .
  18. More about the blue uniform : King Christian x of Denmark appears in many photos wearing this uniform . I hope my info serves you for not feel bad . the uniform is old and of generals quality .
  19. Blackhorse : The badge that Herr von Bargen wears on his left arm who looks like an eagle is the bullseye of the shooting competitions . take a look in you tube under the title schutzenfest gravenbroich .
  20. Hello gentlemen :The theme of the uniforms used by german pilots and observers is not very complicated , in first place existed the fliegertruppen , uniform as the one of the pioneers with light grey shoulder boards th 1st abteilung with withe piping the 2nd with red the 3rd with yellow and the 4th with blue . Officers transferred to the fliegertruppe were either infantrymen, cavalrymen artillerymen or pioneers . they retained during all the war their original unit uniforms . for example : Immelman was a militar railroad officer ,Boelcke a telegraphist , Goring a infantryman . both von Richthofen cavalrymen Udet was of other origin first he learn to fly paying and licensed then was admited into the fliegertruppe as officer . he wears the uniform of the flieger . Milch was a pre war Artillery officer , von Beaulieu Marconnay another cavalryman . so apart of the reglamented uniform of the fliegertruppe a vast diversity of uniforms was used by officers pilots and observers till the end of the war. a colourful look . Artillery officers and General Staff ones, acted as observers but not ever early in the war. later , with more qualified NCOs these were observers . of course there were NCOs pilots. Unteroffizier Kandulski , a fighter pilot bring down the french ace Pegoud .Kandulski was a pre war civilian pilot .
  21. Hello : The 3rd Jager zu pferde was stationed in Colmar and have lemon yellow abzeichenfarbe . the 5th was stationed in Mulhausen two more have Trier as garnison and another the 13th Saarlouis .
  22. Nice tunic ! It looks as a private purchased one , gabardine cloth of wool , and not the tuch of troopers . good idea that of mend interweaving silk yarn . but if you are decided to no save the mutze . is better to obtain the yarn of the mutze cloth unweaving the thread with care . remember not use hot water in the process Never . perhaps an old aunt or granny is able to help you .Good luck .
  23. The adress is in german , the receiver appears to be a guy named kasimierz serving in the 356 infantry regiment I st batallion 1st Coy , perhaps the same unit of the guy who envoyed the postcard . The Army of the Kingdom of Poland created in 1917 used german uniforms and insignias for infantry . with polish details . but not was really a proper Army .
  24. Hello : they are prussians not austrians , the first Prince Friedrich Karl the second Kaiser Wilhelm I the third could be Prince Albrecht .