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Bavarian 1916 Feldgraue Generals Tunic (Litewka)

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1916 Bavarian Generals tunic for a GenLt.

(1916 fieldgrey Bavarian Litewka pattern)

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Reverse side

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Collar, 1916 pattern silver on grey for Bavarian general field tunic.

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Shoulder board

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I'm trying to figure this out. The family won't allw the name to be released as condition of them selling his uniforms. The other one was super nice with pants but I'm too poor for that...

All I know at this point is enough to start researching. If I get enough clues I may ID him.

GenLt from aristocratic family who lives outside of Munich in the family manor.

ooooohhh... NICE!

Do you have a name for him???

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Anyone have a spare Bav Military Merit order with Swords 2nd class?? :D

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Super quality Bavarian Generals Silber Tab

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I love that Larrisch pattern embroidery. It really makes the uniform.

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From the research I'm convinced this tunic and the other Bavarian uniform that came out of the families home outside Munich belongs for von Hartz.

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I have seen what only could be field grey versions of this tunic in photos. I don't have a lot of books so rely on the web.

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If he was promoted to LdR in 1916 in may be field great

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Appears to be same cut. Look at breast pocket and the sleeve cuff

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Two pockets but silver collar tabs on this Bavarian generals tunic. I just cant find the other photo of the general I found with single pocket tunic.

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von Bothmer in a 1916 Bavarian tunic. This one is without Collar taps.

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von Bothmer in a 1916 Bavarian tunic. This one is without Collar taps.

Von Bothmer was awarded the PlM in 1917 so he's wearing a field grey Litewka or less possible, a pre-war Litewka in a color that closely matches field gray in B&W photo.

Pour le Mérite .................... 17.07.1917 (Eichenlaub: 25.07.1917)

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Von Bothmer was awarded the PlM in 1917 so he's wearing a field grey Litewka or less possible, a pre-war Litewka in a color that closely matches field gray in B&W photo.

Pour le Mérite .................... 17.07.1917 (Eichenlaub: 25.07.1917)

Hi,

is it von Bothmers tunic ???

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I wish!!!!

I've Ben researching and have narrowed it down a to few, I think.

He was a GenLt, a von, but not a Ritter Von, nor a PlM or Max-Joseph winner. He was an aristocrat from the Munich area.

I think it's von Hartz. I was hoping for forum help as its an exciting research project but I'm not fortunate enough to have a lot of research books like rank lists, etc...

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The three I have narrowed down to but not sure.

Bernhard von Hartz

Karl Freiherr von Nagel zu Aichberg

Gustav Scanzoni von Lichtenfels

GenLt von Hartz seems the best bet, I think...

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The three I have narrowed down to but not sure.

Bernhard von Hartz

Karl Freiherr von Nagel zu Aichberg

Gustav Scanzoni von Lichtenfels

GenLt von Hartz seems the best bet, I think...

Well... is is certainly the easiest to spell!

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my thoughts too.

Here's a similar tunic but its more of a M15 with a single breast pocket. The Bavarian has not french cuffs and the skirt pockets are straight.

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