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  1. Hello The Prussian , All right , but as with all the related to the Balkans included Greece this history of the Army Corp is plenty of not clear circumstances .example the manpower of the Corps , other, they not surrended ,obeying orders of the legitime government ,they retired with their armament and organization .if the historian is Greek is not imparcial , if French ,also, i am referring to the contemporary .
  2. Not great estimation mine for this kerl , responsible of Luftwaffe destruction and other disasters,
  3. The prussian , I discovered another information , the commander of the IV Greek Army Corps was Colonel Ioannis Hatzopoulos .an Artillerymen who died in Gorlitz the 21 st of April of 1918. the book were i saw the pic and read the caption saids Colonel Karakallos with Erstorff . so the second named must have take command after Hatzopoulos death .
  4. Hello Farkas, The Austro Hungarian General portrayed was Franz Xaver von Shoenaich 1844 1916 .he was war minister in 1908 . the Biography that you posted belongs to a German cavalry officer.
  5. Andrei, Without serious and well documented studies of each war the Romanians had fought not a definitive balance will take place
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    Austro-Hungarian unknown uniform

    Hello , the man on your post of October 3 is a infantryman of German regiment ,note the long trousers .
  7. Servitore ! The Romanian Army is usually bad known or treated with contempt .by historians inclusive . Romanian Cavalry and Vanatori de Munte fought very well in WW2 .the Romanian Artillery of WW2 was good but insuficient . The Romanian Armed Forces were in 1939 at the beginning of a period of modernization , not fully eficient due to the bad politicians .
  8. Hello , Existed the Crucea nationala Serviciul Credincios and the Medalia natinala Serviciul Credincios .the cross was higher than the medal .both were awarded to military or civilian personnel in peace time or war time . The were the highest award for people without higher school education . For the better educated existed the Order . Ordinul National Serviciul Credincios , with a fixed number of members among Romanian citizens civilian and military. the Order was awarded in five degrees Grand Cross ,great officer ; commander ,officer and cavalier. the order was for strangers also and out of the number fixed for Romanians. Cross and medal were also extensibles to foreigners whitin the same education frames
  9. Hello Morar Andrei . Your request is not easy to answer . The Romanian Army was able to fight well when it have good High Commands . for example during the Russian Turkish war of 1877. during the second Balkan War the Romanian Army althoug not much involved in battle contributed much to win the war .During the ww1 the Romanian Army first fought well but later was defeated by a combination of political motives linked to Russia . During the war with Hungary of 1919 the Romanians beated easily the Hungarian Red Army .in the Second world war the Romanians fought well at the side or at the front of the Germans and HUngarians . In Stalingrad It was not the total responsability of the Third and Fourth Romanian Armies . both fight well with their scarse resources . the Soviets chose well the target. the two Armies were overextended ,underpowered and undermanned.
  10. Hello March hare, Please a better scanning of the documents .
  11. Hello , Only in the battle of Tannenberg the Russians lost 92000 prisoners .
  12. Yes , gold was for officers
  13. Hello : von Erstorff was Flugeladjutant to Wilhelm II . He was send to manage the highly delicate situation of the Greek Army Corps that during the Bugarian advance against Serbia left behind the front . Colonel Karakallos was the Army Corps commander .he and the whole Corps were transported to Gorlitz and later to Greece
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    Unknown French Medal

    Many years ago I saw something similar . It was inscripted Au Merite . It was a scholar award of a Catholic School School owned by a Religious Order Of French origins
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    Spanish or USA march

    Hello Boris i agree
  16. Hello ,the man portrayed is a machine gunner but his rank is feldwebel ,three stars and lace
  17. Alex K : All well done but ,the colour of the collar and cuffs must be green . the trousers double strpes also green .the stripes on the sash must be black.
  18. Hello The Prince wears the uniform of Feldjaeger Bataillon 12 with the rank of Colonel.Feldjaeger certainly means literally Field Hunter but more adecuate would be to say Rifles Bataillon. The Bohemian Feldjaeger Bataillon N 12 was stationed in Innsbruck in 1914. was formed with 67 per cent of Czechs 32 per cent of Germans and 1 per cent of others. commander was the Lieutenant Colonel Dante Bontadi . in 1914
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    Is this Italian submarine badge?

    hello von Thronstal . My pleasure. the centre of the badge was enamelled in red for active men and in blue for those in school
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    Is this Italian submarine badge?

    The Regia Marina badge for submarinists was different. It consisted in the figure of a dolphin into a circle surmoouted with the royal crown. The badge is Spanish ,from before 1931. it lacks of the stone on thecentral circle. I said 1931because of the royal crown eliminated after 1931 . the nationalists forces during the Civil War restaurated the crown but not the royal . they used a open marquisal crown and this lasted until 1975 .