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  1. I saw the listing for this, it states it was taken in Sonthofen which could only lead to one of the Bavarian Gebirgs Batterien. This Artillerist has a private purchased stlye Bergmütze (Can tell by the single button closures). I always like to state that what ever was issued, could also be privately purchased... Even with their own touch. On the side of his Bergmütze is a Richtschütze abzeichen (Aka Richtkanonier which was the gun layer). Since Gebirgsartillerie were based around Feldartillerie (Smaller caliber field guns), they used the same layout and parts of insignia. If the soldier had the money, why not?
  2. Would Gebirgs Artillerie be set up in the front, say in the trench? Or behind the trenches? I've been trying to figure out how and where they would be set up. From the death lists of Batterie 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, and 13, they all sustained a good many losses.
  3. Would anyone have photos of Bavarian Gebirgs Artillerie that they can share? Thanks!
  4. Hello! I am doing a study on Bavarian Gebirgs Artillerie and so far..... I don't have much. Its proven to be hard to find documentation and or photographs of Bavarian Gebirgs Artillerie.. So why not ask here? Thanks!
  5. His tunic doesn't appear to be a M1915 Feldbluse, it has 1915 straps though.
  6. The link below shows a group of soldiers, the 4th soldier (Bavarian NCO) has a Litewka on and a feldrgrau Schirmmuetze. https://www.flickr.com/photos/drakegoodman/32694097515/in/pool-gebirgstruppe/
  7. I would agree with the being moved from a Gebirgs Artillerie unit to a basic Artillerie unit. If I remember correctly it was common for NCO's and Officers from other units to be moved to other units. Here is a example, Hauptmann Carl Rose. He was in Prussian FAR 7 then moved to Prussian Fussartillerie Batterie Nr 102 under the Alpenkorps. He was then later moved to a FAR under the 117th ID in 1917 or 1918. Here is a photo below of him in May of 1915 (He wears the mourn band for his father's death) He was with Batterie Nr 102 during this time. His Bergmuetze is very stylish, most certain it is private purchased since his unit wouldn't have been issued them. .
  8. Close up of the Bergmuetze, defiantly private purchased. The Richtkanonier patch is that of a private purchased style as well.
  9. Possibly same unit? He has a Bergmuetze on (most likely private purchased)
  10. I believe it was only pre war that the Bavarian Infanterie straps were red, then they switched to feldgrau straps. With the introduction of the M1915/16 straps for the Feldbluse, Feldartillerie used the red straps but with yellow bomb and numbers.
  11. Hello! I am doing a study/search on camo caps and the camo that catches my eye the most is Italian camo. Would anyone have any photos of Italian camo caps in wear or original/s that they could show? Thanks!
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