AndresT

Skull & Bones Symbol in Army from past to present

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These are Estonian Kuperjanov (Partisan) Battalion items. 1918 - present days.

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Officer & soldiers during Estonian War of Independence 1918-1920

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Soldier hat skull & Officer skull

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Sport pin

 

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Bulak - Balachowicz skull badge, 1920

 

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Latvian Latgale Partisan Battalion Est. 1919

 

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Bulgarian Army also was used the Totenkopf in Tank Brigades.

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If you wish the roots of this tradition, I believe you need to look to the 'Black Brunswickers' of the Napoleonic period and their spiritual descendants in the German cavalry of the 19th century.  Pity the SS made the skull so unpalatable as a device to most modern users.

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Kuperjanov bttalion rings:

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Once i read that the use of the skull and bones by prussian hussars after the death of Frederick William 1 . Frederick the Great formed a regiment of hussars the 5th or von Ruesch hussars , and gave to their members small triangular pennons made of black cloth with the skull and bones in white over . the pennons formed part of the mourning decorations at the king s funerals . The hussars founded the banderoles well suited and used them on their mirlitons . Possible ,the Great King was notorious for his economic mind ,he dont likes waste nothing . The skull was too emblem of the british Royal Lancers . the 3rd Cavalry regiment of the chilean Army has the name Hussars and the skull and bones as emblem .

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Kuperjanov partisan battalion 1919. Note skull on helmet. It's similar to some Freikorps skull helmets.

 

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