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  1. Hello : They are spanish , collar pieces , the open crown was used between 1939 and 1975 , the second type of crown was implemented with the arrival of king Juan Carlos to the throne . the cap badge of the Spanish Navy also changed the crown type in 1975 . The crowned eagle with the sword of the apostol Santiago on the chest was and is the coat of arms of the Spanish Army ,cap badge , and in this case collar badge
  2. Hello : I agree with The Prussian , but i wish to add that in certain aception strich means also to erase something suddenly .in spanish : borrar de un plumazo . Of course Dauer Feuer is the most common definition of sustained MG fire . Franz Seldte the leader of the Stahlhelm wrote two books about german MGs in ww1 one with the title MGK the other Dauer Feuer . in these last mentions fessende uberhohende or flankierende machine gun fire as options but not strich .
  3. Hello Grey : The most suitable is , to me , the third . once i read in a french publication Militaria Magazine, in an article about the Tiralleurs that was common in North African cities the atelier photographique whose owner composed for the enlisted men eagers of a special thing , uniforms of phantasy , with non regulated items , or additionals as fourrageres , decorations ,sabres etc .
  4. Nice photo , Its of before 1890 , the soldier poses with a Gras rifle , 1874 1886 into service . apart the small kepi , the heavy equipment . nice and non common .
  5. Its very sad , King Ferdinand was present at Kaiser Franz Joseph funeral dressed in the uniform auctioned . in the same dress assisted to the coronation of emperor Karl as King of Hungary . The uniform is charged with History and in last instance belongs to Bulgaria .too .
  6. Hello : To me they are members of the Red Cross . the bearded man wo rests his right elbow on the table appears to have officer shoulder boards and neatly a officers type belt and clasp . the other man appears to wear unterarzt shoulder boards . similar to the SB s used by offizierstellvertrer with a aesculapius staff on the middle . The man at the right of the civilian wears too officer SBs and belt .
  7. Hello : Yes its the site . Very interesting , contains much data and of quality ,
  8. Hello : Cross and Islam ? not possible . A Dutch award with arabic inscription , probably
  9. The Royal Egyptian Army was based on the Khedives Army which was British patterned . Dr Chris Flaherty in his work about ottoman uniforms dedicates a section to the Egyptian Army till 1919 .
  10. Very interesting ! A collection that contains many pieces of vanished times
  11. Farkas : At least one photo contains info , The one with the men holding a board . on the board says that they belonged to the imperial and royal urgency hospital located in the sporting club of Ried . Ried im Inkreis is a town in Upper Austria .
  12. Naxos : Thanks , I dont know that the shoulderboards for greatcoats were bigger .
  13. Hello : Good photos ! The bicorne is in rather good condition . the feather bush would be of green ostrich feathers .perhaps you could find an artisan able to make a replacement . after all its question of make a green duster .
  14. Hello : Adecuate surname for a hussar regiment which was armed with sharp blade sabres .
  15. The Etatmasige Feldwebwel was called Leithammel (ram ) and in second world war Ruckgerat (spinal chord ) der Armee.
  16. Hello : Sanitatsoffiziere weared dark green one row , jackets with red collar and cuffs , Medical officers ; double breasted jacket in blue colour with black collar and cuffs piped red . and gold buttons . at first look the jacket looks to my eyes as blue . later realized that it is green
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  18. Hello to all : If the colour of the jacket is green , the collar and cuffs black piped wiyh red , the buttons plain and gold the braid on collar and cuffs must be gold ( button colour ) and the star silver . you have the uniform of a Major in Generalstab .
  19. Stuka : Queen Elizabeth , the consort of King Albert I was bavarian , daughter of Herzog Karl Theodor , The Duke was an ophtalmologist and cured many people with visual diseases . the sense of sight was for him nearly a obsession and a passion . his daughter appears to have the same preocupation . Nice helm , at first look i tought that it was for tankmen .
  20. Hello Farkas : The peakless caps in the WW1 austro hungarian Army were used mainly by the Cavalry units and the mounted Artillery . so the men wearing peakless caps could be dismounted hussars machine gunners . in that case the colour of the strip of cloth would had been dark blue . The two men placed in the center of the photo are officers , the one at the left bears a collar patch of dark colour with a rank star and at the rear of the star a badge probably that of a machine gunner . The other has a rank star and in place of a full patch only a stripe in the same dark colour . Another point : All the visible belts are of the Cavalry model .
  21. Hello Farkas : Its not a generals uniform , look at the plain buttons , Generals used a special design of buttons with a rose on relief on it . To me is a waffenrock of medical officer in the rank of Major . Black piped in red collar and cuffs . the bicorne has not feathers .
  22. Hello : Great Grandfather wears a not common field grey uniform , at least for NCO s . Its an Infantry one , not common are the breast pockets ,pleated and with visible buttons . The stripe of cloth behind the rank stars is in the regimental colour the colour for the 83 common IR was dark brown . the stripe visible is darker than the uniform so , could be the 83 .another option is thatthe portrayed belonged to a Honved IR . in that case the colour of the stripe must be schieffer grau a dark grey blue .
  23. Hello : Plaited shoulderboard with only the staff of Aesculapius . the strange thing is the field grey backing of the shoulderboard instead of the current blue . perhaps that was regulation for Landwehr ?
  24. A bit more about Plesch : He served first as rearguard doctor . later he obtained his assignement to the Eastern Front . He won the EK 1 when in his words : I not lost my head and gave the orders for a retirement of my field ambulance without the loss of any wounded avoiding the russian encirclement by the use of a hidden road . In 1934 he emigrated to England and later to USA .was close friend and personal physician of Albert Einstein .