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I have a question. You are saying that the Parachutist badge was made only by Junker. But I found another manufacturer, Friedrich Linden. What is known about him? Next, see the photo. The wreath fastening tape has 4 rings. I think the badge review is not complete. What can you say ?
The first photo 4 rings
The second photo - this is Silver badge
The third photo - this is Friedrich Linden
I recently acquired a nice Herr Captains tunic made by Kuhn & Nupnau of Munich There taylors made tunics in my opinion are some of the best.
The decorations along with the belt and agulett were found in the pockets. The name in the tunic appears to be to a Lt. V. Guerard Dated 6 December 1937. I have found a few soldiers with the name in WW1 but they died in the first war.
As for WW2 can you guys please help me with the soldiers identification and perhaps a unit. Also what sources do you personally use for research? Please find photos attached.
Yes, 1812, we all hope that you will remain healthy and happy!
And for those sincerely interested in discovering an absolutely phantasmagorial Austro-Liberian link I highly recommend John Biggens' study Tomorrow the World: In which Cadet Otto Prohaska Carries the Habsburg Empire's Civilizing Mission to the Entirely Unreceptive Peoples of Africa and Oceania
Thanks for the reply.
My first instinct was 'Rauch", but as previously written there was no 'Rauch' in the list of Generals. As for the Bauer's I have all but eliminated them via crude facial recognition.
Not Leopold v. Hauer as you correctly state he was a Gen der Kav by that stage.
Could he be a Hungarian? I very much doubt it, but one never knows.
Oh, I experienced that on many an occasions, as have a lot of the members hear in the past. He used to say that I could be forgiven, being that I was a "colonial after all".😄
Thanks for the additional information on my tip staffs. It's not often such news is that good, usually an item thought rare you find out that is is actually common as dirt. Though any tip staff is worth collecting on its own merits, but Scottish and two at that. YOu have made my day.