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  1. 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.
  2. Hello! That´s posiible. And don´t forget that Germany sold a few hundered thousand rifles to south American in these years.
  3. 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
  4. 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/
  5. Did I show this before? Landsturm-Inf.Btl. Ellwangen (XIII.12)
  6. Hello Speedy! Saxon Grenadier-Regiment 101. Rank Greandier (enlisted man)
  7. Hello! I love it too! Unfortunately I haven´t seen any for sale in the past months. I hope I´ll get one for xmas...
  8. The Prussian

    Fußartillerie-Battery 1000

    Hello! As I wrote you personally, I only know the battery used to be in 5th army in 1918. I don´t have any infos about 1916/17. The gun must be a 238mm, L/40 By the way, welcome to the forum! Here are two examples of that gun (unit unknown), but the first photo could fit to Arras/Douai.
  9. Hello Chris! Divisional SB didn´t have leather-patches. Only official SBs had those patches.
  10. Hello! Here is a nice photo of a Sturmbataillon with an arm-patch (crosses hand-grenades) Any idea which Sturmbataillon this could be?
  11. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    Hello! I recieved this photograph. I know the arm-sign is TSF (Téléphonie sans fils = wireless telegraphy) Which unit could it be? Engeneer or cavalry? The collar patch is black or dark-blue with brighter laces and N°18. What about the chevron? I haven´t seen chevron ranks like this until 1918. The frontline-presence-chevron were worn on the left arm. When could the photo had been taken? Thanks a lot!
  12. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    Hello! You wrote, the photo could have been taken around the 30s. What about 18e régiment de transmission (formed in 1923, avant 18e régiment du génie)? https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/18e_régiment_de_transmissions
  13. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    Those collar patches seem to be really difficulty... Did cavalry had those TSR formations?
  14. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    Thanks a lot! If I need help, I´ll inform you!
  15. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    I don't know it. But I will have a look this afternoon. Thanks mate!
  16. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    Hello friends! Bayern: I´d say Engeneers. Black patch with red braids. Trooper. A friend of mine told me, the symbol and the chevrons could have been scratched into the negative.
  17. The Prussian

    Unknown badge

    Thanks a lot!
  18. The Prussian

    Unknown badge

    Hello! Does anyone knows, what this badge is? The diametre is 3,4cm Because of the letter K I assume, it´s a german or an austrian one. You know the most words spoken as a K, in english and french are spelled with a C. A J in Germany often means I. So Imo should be Immobile. Württemberg had an Immobile Kraftwagen-Abteilung Nr.1 So my idea is: Immobile Kraftwagen-Abteilung HR 1918 (Immobile motor-lorry detachment) But what the hell does HR mean??? Maybe something with Honvéd, if it´s an austrian one??? Maybe it´s not military? Thanks a lot in advance!
  19. Hello! The photo probably was taken in 1919/20. It´s written with "Polizei Lübeck".
  20. The Prussian

    Question on french uniform

    Hello Trooper! I really don´t know... If it is drawn, it´s not on my photo. Maybe upon the negative??? I also thought the chevron and/or the symbol is drawn. I know there are several unofficial TSF signs like this one in the photo below photo, taken from this book: https://www.militaria.at/Book.aspx?book=998400&Language=en
  21. WOW! THAT looks great, Chris! Chapeau!
  22. Right. Carl Boedicker (*5.6.1808 ; +14.4.1874) used to be regiment´s commander from 21.11.1857-16.7.1865
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