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  1. I am of Bavarian ancestry and I remember my grandmother Eleonore saying : " That Prussians ! " you know Herzele (me) they are not really Germans . they are germanized tribes .
  2. Hello Chris, Superb ! Thinking about the piece of cloth , if it is of the same colour and material of the collar perhaps is a replacement collar
  3. Hello Chris , A sugerence : Enter " Kaisermanoever 1912 " and then Images , you will find some pics of Wilhelm II and his entourage . the Ueberrock is dominant with pickelhaube or lancer cap or kurassier helm among the high Staffs . all carries feldbinde and in the case of Cavalry or Artillery , shoulder belt . a minimum of decorations .
  4. Hello Chris , for more difficult the Carbine is not a 98 AZ , I dont see the L shaped stocking rod of these weapon . the Carbine on the photo appears as with a Infantry Rifle type bayonet Atachment and a brass muzzle cover. but the man is not a current musketier or fusilier etc . he carries only two Ammo pouches on a side and another on the left . No spurs , A interesting detail are the Knee Leather patches , i one amplify the pic they are visible as more glossy than the rest of the trousers
  5. The Vizefeldwebel portrayed was not a fresh recruit , perhaps he was left handed
  6. I am not obssesive with nothing. I dont know really if the Persian Cossacks Captain was Called Esaul . In the future I will avoid any comment on your posts
  7. Hello Chris ,The French Army post WW2 was equiped with a vast variety of arms, clothing,etc . it was not until the end of the War in Algeria that completely new regulations of uniformity were statuted
  8. Hello again Chris , They used the old brodequin with the canvas gaiters of US type, and, the Pataugas also with gaiters . I suggest You to enter the following : Pataugas Paras Indochine . once appeared the answer enter images and you were able to see multiple pics of Paras either in Indochine or Algerie and their Chaussures Kind regards . Bayern
  9. Hello Chris . The 1950 rangers were based on the US WW2 model . and the 1952 were based too on US models with diferences. regarding the Paras , they dont like the 1950 rangers and continued wearing the old brodequin M1917 or M 1934 with hobnailed soles normally accompanied with either US canvas gaiters or short French leather Guetres . The Pataugas were used during the patrol or combat duties . obviously they dont jump with Pataugas
  10. Hello, The Rangers were introduced in the French Army first in 1950 but the type was not appreciated ,too heavy and obstructive of feet cooling . In Indochina the Paras weared either brodequins or the Pataugas made of canvas and rubber . It was only in 1952 when a new model of Ranger was introduced and accepted. If you want to know details I suggests to enter in Les Rangers la chaussure a combat www defense.gouv.fr
  11. Nicks , Sure it have some value . its a not common piece .
  12. When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
  13. filfoster , The question is to not forget the topic and in some moment someone feels interest again and the answer appears. I agree with you about Militaria Verlag books , a bit too expensives .
  14. The Belgians put in their service the MG08 . well ,before 1914 they used Maxims so they were accustomed to the type
  15. What a great booty ! Appears as is in some of the Hindenburg Line positions
  16. Looks as Ober Gneuss , Ober for Oberleutnant i suppose. the collar of his tunic is interesting . no Bavarian Borte , and appears as if he had retired a patch of the collar sides . Bavarian is ,the Lion buttons are clearly visible
  17. Hello Chris , Its as Deruelle says . The Saxons had MG detachments ,Abteilung ,in the Prussian model . on the pic are men of the 1st Saxony Machine Gun Detachment Number 12 in the Common Army . they were a Mounted unit ,Green Grey uniform with red collar and cuffs ,with fawn leather boots and belts , the tschako was green grey with brown leather visor and neckguard and top. curiosly the cuffs were Swedish type and not Saxon . Regarding the Saxon Tschako ,really I dont view what of funny it have. the saxons were very proud of their tschako. It continued in service after the WW1 with the Saxon P
  18. If I remenber well the SBs for enlisted men of Coastal Artillery were in dark grey green cloth with the badge of the Artillery in yellow braid over
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