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  1. Hello, the French colonel is Maurice Pellé, the military attaché in Berlin. I would assume the other four are the attachés from their respective countries. Regards Glenn
  2. Hi, that does not say Ferd. but KARL. The letters after the date denote his seniority amongst other officers promoted on the same date. He survived the war, becoming a General Staff Hauptmann. As can bee seen from this photo from the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, he was reactivated in WW2. Regards Glenn
  3. Hi Chris, either the Mütze or helmet could be worn in service or campaign dress prior to the war. The brocade belt was not introduced until 1896. Following that date, this too could be worn in service and campaign dress. After 1896 the Pardeschärpe was not worn with the Überrock. Prior to the introduction of the brocade belt (Feldbinde), those officers in immediate proximity to the Kaiser (Prussia) and other sovereigns such as Generaladjutanten, Flügeladjutanten and the like wore the Paradeschärpe with the Überrock. Additionally, general officers and officers on higher formation staffs al
  4. Well, a little further digging just now led me to a further conclusion! It appears from this extract from June 1916 that the December 1914 regulations stipulated gold stars and then states that the May 1915 regulations say silver (although that is not the case as seen from the extract above). However it then goes on to say that Generals could wear either silver or gold (on campaign dress)!! From the confusing sequence below, an order of October 1915 mentioned or introduced gold stars (which were already in use from December 1914). However a further order of 20 October 1917, once again confir
  5. Hi chaps, I can't explain any silver stars during the war on the horizon blue uniform but I can only point to the regulations that are available to me: Those from 9 December 1914 incorporating the amendments to 28 May 1915 and the post-war edition of 30 May 1919 amended to 1 May 1923. They were certainly changed to silver sometime after that. Regards Glenn
  6. I came across this picture of General Victor d' Urbal's horizon blue helmet cover. The stars appear very much gold to me. Regards Glenn
  7. The regulations - "notice descriptive de nouveaux uniformes" simply state, stars of gold (étoiles en or). Regards Glenn
  8. Hi Chaps, he is not a line officer. The only non-line officer I could find in the 1906 Marine-Rangliste with an RSt3X and of corresponding rank was one Marine-Stabsarzt Dr. Theodor Sohler. He had been awarded this Russian award as an army medical officer (1. Ostasiatisches Infanterie-Regiment) for his service in China. Regards Glenn
  9. I think he maybe rather problematical to identify. His epaulette insignia cannot readily be ascertained plus the fact he is retired (probably for many years) as evidenced by the “außer Dienst” bridles on his epaulettes. He will not therefore be listed in any army list at the time of this photograph. Regards Glenn
  10. Hi Christophe, I agree! I misread the Militär-Verordnungsblatt. His initial award was just with swords. Regards Glenn
  11. Chris, Christophe, I had already considered Herr Simon as a likely candidate. However, there is just one small problem: He was awarded the BMV4X with a CROWN (22 January 1915) which is not seen here?? Regards Glenn
  12. Indeed he was. He was already an Hauptmann i.G. before the war attached to the Prussian General Staff in Berlin. His former infantry regiment was 12. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Arnulf and not the Leib-Regiment. Incidentally, he was executed as a member of the anti-Hitler resistance following the failed assassination attempt of July 1944 (23 Jan 1945) Regards Glenn
  13. Great Photo Chris, Your Leib-Regiment officer is Otto Ritter von Hübner, commanding Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2. In peacetime, commander of the cadet corps in Münich with the uniform of the Leib-Regiment. The two generals are Generalleutnant Otto Ritter von Gyßling and General der Kavallerie z.D. Otto Ritter von Schmidt respectively. Regards Glenn
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