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  1. Wraith 42 : Gentleman Morar either not read my posts or dont understand me . Yes its a pre war field uniform of general use before the adoption of the pike grey one .It comprised a blue Bluse identical to the later pike grey ; pike grey trousers . and a field cap . the parolis (facings) were in regimental colour . The Hungarian Honved had madder red facings ; Hungarian trousers in pike grey with hungarian knots in red over the front of the thighs and black ankle boots . gold buttons were used only in the cap and shoulder tabs. later with the adoption of the pike grey the colour of the facing of Honved infantry changed to Slate grey.but surely you know all this .

  2. The photo is taken during the visit of Benes to Romania . Prince Mihai wears a military uniform with no visible badges of rank .evidently the photo was made in the moment of Little Entente meeting as Prince Paul is present too .the last officer at the right appears to be Prince Nicholas . The date is June of 1936 . after , King and Prince visited Czechoslovakia .perhaps he the Prince ,was awarded in this visit.

  3. On 26/12/2013 at 07:54, christerd said:

    After a cup of coffee I uploaded a couple of more pics :)


    1. MarinFlieger Lt Droege


    2. KorvettenKapitän Pfeiffer , Kom SMS Nautilus


    3. Lt von Bülow , Kom 2 Komp , 14 Jäger Batl


    4. Rittmeister von Saldern , 1 Garde Ulan Rgt


    5. Hauptmann ,Stab Ostsee Div , von Falkenhorst






    When Hitler decided to invade Norway and Dennmark chosed for the task the then General von Falkenhorst because of his experience in Finnland as member qf the staff of General Rudiger v der Goltz.

  4. Gentlemen : The bastone de maresciallo existed .its the one showed in the photo .It was of rather simple but elegant design .gold extremes and the rod covered with red velvet the crosses of Savoy were in silver. Please take a look to : www museobadoglio.altervista.org .img bastone .there is a photo of Badoglio s baton .with the footnote that the baton was a present of the Italians of Brazil .as apostille , King Vittorio Emanuelle 3 was famous for his care and parsimonia with the money . specially with the funds of the State and the Royal House .the batons were expensive so ..if anyone desires to donate a baton ,welcomed ! The highest decoration of the Kingdom was the Collare della Annunziata . the collar must be returned at the recipients death . well It happened during the voyage to Brindisi that the King asked to his AdC ,a captain Cuneo ,said me you are son of X Cuneo ? Yes his Majesty . Then your grandfather was A Cuneo . Yes his Majesty . Ah his Collare was not returned , Perhaps it is into a hidden cabinet of your family Palazzo . When you returns to the Palazzo I Encommend to find the collar.

  5. On 27/11/2017 at 12:37, ilieff said:

    Perhaps yes, perhaps not.

    Either way, it was more of an honorary title in these years, as opposed to WW1 period.

    Some old Austro Hungarian Generals received honorary ranks in the German Wehrmacht .for example Eduard von Bohm Ermolli who was granted the rank of German Feldmarschall. anther example was Freiherr von Balldorf promoted first to wehrmacht lieutenant general and then to General der infanterie . King Ferdinand must have received the same recognition .Hitler during his table conversations expressed his high steem for the King.who after WW1 returned to his ancestral home in Germany. Ferdinand was roman catholic . so the cross over his left lower side must be a Maltese Order one and not the Cross of the Johanitter Order common among lutherans.

  6. On 3/8/2017 at 05:22, LarryT said:


    Here is a portrait that has me a little stumped. He wears a uniform which has anchor buttons, the cap has an anchor with what looks like a flag over the top of it. He wears a fouled anchor lapel pin together with an unidentified oval badge.

    What is really odd is the WH Funkmeister career badge on his lower left arm. German Merchant Navy or perhaps a civilian company employee? All comments are welcome.




    The flag over the anchor denotes Merchant Navy.