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  1. Nice caps , a question : why the hussars use a prussian eagle as badge ?
  2. Hello : the officer wears a kunftige friedensuniform of Artillery , black collar and cuffs piped red , field artillery (swedish cuffs ) and gold buttons . his rank leutnant (no pips on shoulder board ). many artillery officers were transformed in observers .
  3. Hello : To me the albanian sword knot is gold , and probably specially made in Germany for the albanian Army
  4. Hello : They are Weimar era policemen , and the apparatus is a same kind of portable radio telegraph device . perhaps the inscription reads Funktelegraphie . the who carries the device had earphones and his right hand appears as on a manipulator .
  5. Yes its an officer or senior NCO sword knot and wurttembergian . WW1 era . the type was common to all officers and beamte .regardless of the regiment . the prussian sword knots were almost identical but with the bottom in black and the leather strap black with silver lace lines . the bavarians were different , the strap was of silver brocade and the form of the knot or gland nearly oval .
  6. Hello GreyC : Both are as the Prussian says ,dragoons . they wears the tunique dolman , a frogged jacket that was put in service in 1885 and remained until 1905 when its was replaced with the simpler tunique 1905 .
  7. Hello : No wedding ring visible , at least on his hands .
  8. Dante : Glad to serve. In my last post I forgot something about the Train, there were no specifically trained Trainoffiziere, normally the officers of the Trainbataillonen were former cavalry or artillery officers commisioned to the formations . whereas NCOs and troopers actually were. Traintruppe . both used the uniform of the Train and were considered mounted I dont know how was the mechanism to send a officer to the Train but some sources suggested that the Train formations received officers whose respective regiments had no longer a place for them ..
  9. Hello : A ordonnanzoffizier , was as you states a personal helper of a high command , a divisional or army corps one , normally a lieutenant or captain , he was part of the entourage but not a member of the staff . eyes and ears of the general , was also his messenger. quite a complicated job . Andre Tardieu a notable french politician was in 1914 with 38 years of age mobilized as lieutenant de reserve . he served 4 months as officer d ordonnance to the not yet marshall Foch . after he served under gral Joffre in the same role and in this post he created a efficient informations service. information , spionage .
  10. Stuka : To me is not a polo cut . its a foulard , taller at the back lower at the front .
  11. Not much , the Netherlands Army , adopted in 1912 a field grey uniform , the same was in use during ww2 till 1940 at least . Numerically the dutch Army was in August of 1914 of about 88000 men raised to nearly 200000 by mobilization . in May 1940 the men mobilizated amounted to 280000 . Take a look to the site www waroverholland nl .
  12. Hello : The Beautiful kepi dates probably from pre WW1 era . and with most precision from 1900 1914 . interesting detail is the lower ring of soutache around . if it is silver that denotes a division general with special appointment . Pre WW1 the height of the kepi was matter for hot discussions . Regulations established one thing and the fashion others . existed the kepi named polo more or less like the today one , favoured by the youngs , existed the kepi Saumur , taller , and the kepi foulard , nearly a tiare as a journalist of the time wrote . Enfin , c est la France . generally speaking the pre ww1 kepi is taller and less stiffened than the wartime models . and the brim slightly angled . late the brim got horizontal .
  13. To The Prussian : I had seen before the photo of german officer and others , and i said too , that to me the others are finns . Dutch no , the dutch army styled a high collar not a stand and fall . In reference to the dutch Army and others , exists a book of Blandford Press Army badges and insignia of WW2 . author : Guido Rossignoli . the book is in two parts the second contains British Commonwealth France , Netherlands , included the Colonial Army , Yugoslavia and Japan . In all cases Rossignoli gives a description not only of the badges , gives about the uniforms and the organization .
  14. Hello : The N coul be for Naik . Naik was a rank in the Indian British Army and is one in today India and Pakistan Armies .is the equivalent of the two chevrons rank in the British Army . below Naik stands the lance Naik . Hello : The N coul be for Naik . Naik was a rank in the Indian British Army and is one in today India and Pakistan Armies .is the equivalent of the two chevrons rank in the British Army . below the Naik stands the lance Naik .
  15. Hello : Nigel Thomas and Ramiro Bujeiro saids : The 21 Mountain Artillery ,15 Prussian , two of Wurttemberg and four Bavarian were grouped into six bataillons . On 21 january 1916 Prussian and Bavarian replaced their M 1914 field grey ski caps with standard field artillery headgear . also saids that Wurttemberg batteries wore the M1914 ski litewka with black collar piping and field grey shoulder straps with black unit insignia .
  16. Personally I like more ccj uniform . a question . thre are not signs of a oval shield on the left sleeve ?
  17. The Prussian : In the article that you posted , the last two lines ,
  18. Good ! more enlightment , the theme is a interesting one . i reads that medical and veterinarians used no piping on the bergmutze .
  19. Hello : to anyone interested in the GSWA campaing and the rebellion i suggests the lecture of the book My vanished Africa .author : Peter W Rainier , a south african who took part in the campaign . he destines a part of the book to the war . he took part as a enlisted man but near the commander of the force General Duncan Mackenzie an old friend of Rainier s father . The author expones well the particular character of the SA army of those years .GSWA campaign was a mounted cavalry one but with wide use of mechanical transport . The book is available at Amazon . Rainier in WW2 was a major Royal Engineers if i am not missed , and responsable of the water supply for the 8th army .he constructed a pipeline to secure that supply .He wrote incirca 1945 an article for the Readers Digest about the water pipeline and saids that when the line was still in proof a german advance captured a section of the pipe and the thirsty soldiers of Rommel drilled holes and in great number drinked the water post facto they got ill because the water was salt water . Rainier says that he never wasted drinkable water to proof a pipeline . In consequence , appears as he contributed to the victory of El Alamein .
  20. Hello : Knotel and the others said nothing about other piping colour that green , at least for bergmutzen . but as KMB had posted variously piped caps , they existed . I want to remember that during the Weimar era . existed in each infantry division a bataillon of jaegers . from 1925 onwards part of these units were trained and equiped as mountain troops putting at the side the prohibitions of Versailles treaty . these troops .weared the same bergmutze of WW1 era . returning to the presumptive austrian cap , we had forgottened the swiss army and the finnish army . both weared mountain caps
  21. Glad to be helpful .
  22. Hello : I have not at hand my old Knotel Sieg Handbuch and other two books about the Imperial German Army . and i not want to affirm nothing foolishly , the next week i will return .
  23. Footballers ? perhaps ,are eleven .shooters ? used to wear uniforms or at least badges and chains . other alternative is a Turnverein or gymnastic association . the man with rollneck pullover in these case is the Turnvater or Proffesor .