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Morar Andrei

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  1. Morar Andrei

    Romanian WW1 artwork

    A little collection of military art related to the Romanian army in the Great War.
  2. I know this us not necessarely about WW1, but there was no better section to post it in. I have recently watched some footage from the parada that took place at Paris on July 14th 1919, and I know that Romanian soldiers were present alongside the other nations of the Entente. But besides 10-20 seconds of film, is there any other image related to our soldiers that participated at the parade? The only source I found was this video:   The Romanians are featured at 14:46
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    Austro-Hungarian unknown uniform

    Oh, yeah. Thank you! It is more probable that the men I am looking served in a Hungarian regiment due to their region (and also the Magyar units has on their trousers the famous "Hungarian knot"). Are there any illustrations of Hungarian soldiers from 1900-1914? The thing I do not understand is why the corporal has a different colored uniform, while the soldier next to him is wearing a more "classic" uniform of the A-H army. I understand he has a different rank, but they might have served in the same unit.
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    Let's talk about the Romanian army

    I agree with you. Someone really needs to make a serios, unbiased documentation. At least I would like to keep this thread open to discussion. Thank you anyway, gentleman, and have a great weekend!
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    Let's talk about the Romanian army

    Indeed. The Romanian army has been always affected by national politics, corrupt politicians, incompetent generals (problems that can still be seen). One thing I do not agree for example is that after WW1, marshall Averescu became a politician, with his results being quite mediocre. Also, how can you not build even one factory to produce armoured vehicles but rely solely on exports? There are many things that contributed to the lack of equpment in the Romanian army, since there not even so many factories that could build goods for the army. My big point is that in time I heard different versions about how useful were the Romanians in wars. Some of them are ranging from "they fought bravely, with a lot of skill against an outnumbering enemy", or by citing generals like Manstein and Rommel who they clain to have said about us that " we were the best allied soldiers of the Axis" (mostly Romanian sources), while others say we were complete cowards and traitors (WW1 because we were initially part of the 1883 secret treaty and WW2 because we switched sides on August 23rd 1944). I can still remember the comment of a guy who claims that his grandfather was a German reconaissance plane pilot at Stalingrad. He also said that from his grandfather's stories, the Romanians just ran from their positions without firing even a shot, even if they had the weapons needed to repel that attack, and thus lost his respect on us as allieds. Where can we get a definite balance, and maybe solve this issue once and for all?
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    Let's talk about the Romanian army

    Thank you very much!
  7. I heard many times that the army of Romania during time was very weak, and they are blamed for many military defeats of the 20th century. How true is it? And how can be considered in fact the capability and performance in the most important wars it was involved from 1860 onwards (The Russo-Turkish War of 1877, The Great War, the involvement of the Romanion legions from Italy, France and USA, the Hungarian-Romanian War of 1919 and the Second World War)? I would like to get an honest opinion, accompanied by facts. For example at Stalingrad: was it totally the fault of the Romanians that the northern and sounthern flanks fell, or they were also used as a scapegoat?
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    Austro-Hungarian unknown uniform

    Does this look like my corporal uniform, or at least is similar?
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    Armoured vehicles used by Romania in WW2

    I have found this recently. You may find it interesting https://web.archive.org/web/20091001190507/http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/romania/romania-tanks.html
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    Coandă-1910 plane - plausible or not?

    What do you think about the plane?
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    Found in a village

    The white pain can be explained on the next way: it was done in order to protect the sword a few dousins of years later. They hoped that it will be eventually restored to its former glory.
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    Studio photos. RPPC.

    Thank you! I will ask her again for names soon.
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    Found in a village

    I am nit sure about that measure. It was quickly done on roulette. Would there be any other way to determine its origin? Maybe this can bring some light: http://www.rft.forter.ro/17_bibvirt/pdf/004-artileria-romana-in-date-si-imagini.pdf
  14. Yesterday, I went to visit an old Saxon lady who said that she has some old military objects, in a nearby village. One member of her family was an officer in the Austro-Hungarian army, then, after the war, became priest in that village, so he had to "hide" the old object from his army time. Because I like history, I wanted to go and check them out. Initially, from the stories told by a friend, she had some old pieces if uniform. But, when I got there, I was somehow wright, but not entirely. This is what I discovered: I have two questions: - from what kind of artillery piece may come that shell (don't worry, it has been deactivated)? After a quick measure, it is 55 mm diametre - what sword model is this one? I don't know if the writing is clear enaugh
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    Studio photos. RPPC.

    A recent discovery