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The Prussian

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  • Birthday 02/12/1967

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    Essen, Prussia
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    Uniforms and history of formations of the german army until 1933.
    A7V and captured tanks
    Austrian/german cap badges
    Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Heereskunde e.V.

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  1. That´s absolutely right, mate! I just wanted to make clear, that divisional stormtroopers didn´t wear that trousers at all.
  2. German participant of Waterloo 1815

    Hello ostuf! Thanks a lot for that entry!!!!! Great!!!!!!!
  3. Hi Chris! The "Gebirgsstiefelhose" was worn by official SBs and troops who served in the mountains like Alenkorps, Karpathenkorps and units in the Carpathians, Rumania and Macedonia, since january 1918 as well as 9th army, 11th army, 14th army, Armee Armee-Abt. A, B and Scholtz. Then Ul.Rgt.21, Ldw.Rgt. 38, 40 and 438, a few Landsturm-Bataillons Source: Kraus vol. I, page 245/246
  4. You´re right,. The rank is invisible. But in peace-time this man probably was a subaltern, not a staff-officer.
  5. Danke Dir!!! I hope I´l,l get some infos about him, but he was Reserve-Leutnant. The only chance would be to check all regimental histories...
  6. Hello! That´s a very interesting idea! But is that young officer a Lt.Col.?
  7. No, ut´s just proofed. He is argentinian.
  8. Here is an interesting wiki page: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentinisch-Deutsche_Militärkooperation Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator : Training of Argentine officers in Germany Conversely, between 1902 and the outbreak of World War I - military attachés, army doctors and young cadets included - 196 officers came to Germany. They were detached to various German regiments and units, including the Prussian War Academy, the Military Academy, shooting ranges and maneuvers. A high proportion of the officers sent to Germany (59 of the 196) later rose to general rank.Two became chiefs of staff, one, José Félix Uriburu, Argentine president. Arms deliveries from France and the German Reich Brazil, Peru and Uruguay had French military missions and bought their weapons in France. Argentina, Chile and Ecuador had arms supply contracts with German arms manufacturers until 1928 and recruited military advisers in Berlin. Argentina bought from 1864 to 1913: 125,000 rifles and carbines model 1889, 236,000 model 1891 and 157,000 model 1909 at Mauser 1,433 cannons at Krupp to them ammunition, explosives, detonators, shells, propellants, bayonets, binoculars, etc. Argentina increased its arms purchases when the Beagle Canal and the Beagle conflict began soon after the border treaty of 1881 with Chile was signed. In the 1890s, the armament of the Argentine army was purchased almost exclusively from German manufacturers.
  9. Hello! That´s posiible. And don´t forget that Germany sold a few hundered thousand rifles to south American in these years.
  10. Hello! An interesting point! I know there were several turkish officers in the german army. They also were mentined in the ranklists. So an argentine officer might be mentioned too? In the ranklist I couldn´t find any in IR87. Here is a good article: https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/argentina/army-history-4.htm
  11. Hello! That´s interesting!!!! Thanks a lot for that info! It´s very hard to find infos about overseas armies of that period! Because of the four point pip I think it´s silver (General Staff). It was not unusually, that staff officers visited european armies. http://www.militariarg.com/
  12. Hello! May I introduce Louis Heinrich Sichart v. Sichartshoff? Born 1797, 1814 Ensign (lowest officer grade) in the King´s German Legion (2nd bataillon of the line), he fought in the battle of Waterloo 1815, Lieutenant in 1816. The he returned to the Hannover army. He became chief of staff in 1857 (colonel), 1858 Major-General, 1864 Lieutenant-General, retreat in 1866, passed away 1882. The photo probably shows him in the 1860s (the photo is written with "General v. Sichart") I´m glad to own a photo of a man, born in the 18th century and fought at Waterloo!
  13. Hello! This photo shows the officers of Inf.Rgt.87 from 1909. The reverse is written with the names of the officers. N°18 is marked as "Japaner" (Japanese). Is it really a japanese? I´m not sure because of the cap. Did they have a cockade and such a star like this? Thanks a lot!