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  1. I guess about the future of the South African Armed Forces with a High Command plenty of ex FNLA members. WO Victor Banazol was a profesionnal soldier and not a politically appointed officer
  2. Very fine job ! but dont forget the Bayonet with the Portepee , that was nearly sacrosant for a Offizierstellvertreter
  3. Utgardloki , The Musikmeister weared the same Uniform and badges of rank of a Stabshoboist but his shoulderboards of plaited cord in regimental colour have a golden kantille , extra thread interwoven . Musikmeister and Obermusikmeister weared also a special type of feldbinde
  4. Petr , During WW1 they were awarded hundred of thousands of 2nd Class Iron Crosses , Iam not sure if Complete lists ever exists .
  5. Nachtblindheit means Night blindness , normally is caused by a severe carence of A vitamin . Interesting !
  6. Thanks Again Demir !
  7. You are a clever man ArHo, Perhaps the young apprentice with the apron observes and think about join the soldiers. the Herbst Manovern were a very important part of Germany national Live . In these Exercises at great scale (usually Army Corps )not only the Regiments and Bataillons coordinated their action ,Maneuvers were the ocassion for the German People to see by his own eyes what the Army had done with the taxes. Incidentally the Maneuvers were a source of extra income for the City or Population were the exercises were held. not to speak when they happened to be Kaiser Manover . thats was t
  8. Many Thanks Demir ! I am in possesion of a piece of green velvet of forty X forty centimetres with the Thugra of Sultan Mehmed Reshad braided in the center with gold thread and I always wanted to know the precise signification of the design .
  9. The pic remember me of the many caricatures made by Koch Gotha, Eduard Thony and Olaf Gulbransonn about the Prusian German military mainly , Manoeuvres were one favorite subject and.. civilians attending and critisizing inclusive. a mottley bunch . as the pic shows .
  10. Gordon ,enter in emedals.com / a slovakian - hlinka- guard dagger. there is good pic of one ,
  11. Dear Andrei, these two Frontier Guards wear Austro Hungarian uniform
  12. Prince Carol of Romania , Prinz von Hohenzollern Sigmaringen, first he was Domnilor and later King Carol the first of Romania. he wears Romanian uniform
  13. Hello ArHo and Glenn, The German writer Ludwig Renn , ( Arnold Vieth von Golstenau ) served during WW1 in the Saxon Army, after the War ,just returned he joined the Police greatly increased because of the political unrest he told his experiences in a book titled Post War. Well ,he says that there were the Old Policemen of long service who acted as Instructors and the New included him , The New , were uniformed with Army uniforms carried carbines and were organized in Centuries of Security Police . the Old weared the Old Police uniforms and continued basically the ordinary Police office . Renn
  14. Prince Charles of Hohenzollern Sigmaringen was military observer during the Russian Japanese War acreditated at the Japanese Army. he was brother of King Ferdinand of Romania and General der Kavallerie.
  15. Hello Igor, Many thanks for the link about the surtout made by Telge for King Carol I and the pics of the gifts he made for William II , Telge was the Faberge of the Hohenzollerns and.. the Wittelsbachs .
  16. Utgardloki , In the initial months of WW1 the rate of Officers casualties was high and not only among German officers . you must remember that in the Battle of the Frontiers ,German,French and at lesser degree British officers conducted their men to the fight with the sword in a hand and the pistol in the other . being highly visibles and exposing much . respect to past wars , in the Franco Prussian War the rate of casualties for the Prussian Germans was high but during the FP War the Armies of both contenders were much less numerous than those of WW1 . At the Battle of Spichern by case ,the 6
  17. Telge , I read a time ago advertises his jewels as : Royal Romanian Palace Goldsmith Berlin . He was a jeweller and not a mere manufacturer of Orders and Crosses. His products were quite expensive .
  18. Its a French Armee del Air badge carried on the left breast in 1940 . your badge is the one for enlisted men an Junior NCOs . the Flight branch carried also a five pointed star inside de open curl between the wings in orange colour. the badge was used until the end of the War and beyond,by all Airmen.
  19. Raymond Cartier in his Biography of Hitler until 1933 says that the KB RIR 16 was equiped with old Leather hats possibly remains of past wars. really these were Landsturm type caps covered with black oilcloth. The 30 of November 1914 was reglamented that the glossy black cover was replaced with feldgrau covers . Returning to Cartier he says that once in the frontline the Bavarians were fired by a Prussian unit confused for British due to the strange hats
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