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  1. Something about Litzen and Kragenpatten : Early in the war the General Staff officers wear with the 1910 feldgrau no litzen but a collar patch crimson in colour . the doctors one similar but blue with red piping . the paymasters a blue one piped withe and so on . of course the Garde korps officers and all the other units mentioned previously went to war with their litzen over collar patches . The M 15 litzen for officers were all made of muted metalic thread of silver . over there a 2 3 mm wide braid in gold or silver corresponded with button colour . the officially matt grey litze for the ran
  2. Hello : Cavalry never vanished during WWI Austria Hungary as example , retained until the end two Kavallerie truppendivisionen ,each of two brigades each brigade with two regiments . These regiments have three sabre squadrons and one of MG s with 4 machines , The division comprised also a mounted artillery division ( a group ) All on horseback . the riders armed with carbines , bayonets and sabres . NCOS and musicians with pistol and sabre . they all weared the sthalhelm ,and the pelzulanka . The two mounted divisions were deployed in the east front especially in Ucraina .The frenchs by thear
  3. Chris : Nice photos each with a unique story behind . I observed that the saxon of IR 182 and the man of the RIR 13 both wears spurs with their infantry boots ¿ machine gunners , meldereiters ? The feldwebelleutnant of the IR 40 uses on his left breast a strange badge ¿ do you know what is ? . thanks for share .
  4. Jock Auld You have right , the complex engineering is german trademark owed to the ever short supply of material in both wars . once i saw a photo of a german flyer of ww1 wearing a pair of riding boots of normal style but confectioned with multiple pieces of leather . Bayern
  5. To Jock Auld : I think it is perhaps a personal one of a temporary chaplain the red colour is for use in a mass conmemorating a martyr , per case , purple mourning ,etc The Luftwaffe dont have chaplains Goring dont allowed chaplains in his nazi air force .but not forbade the practice of religion . said me something more about the materials of wich the stola is make . Cheers
  6. Hello : Strange thing , looks like a german hussar the one cockade cap was normal pre 1897 . the cockade appears a saxon one and officer type . the shoulder cords looks like of ones of a field officer . and in a whole the presumptive hussar seems to be a gentleman rider after a race . possible . they tended to use lighted items of uniform , silk made caps or breeches .
  7. Hello The very first photo i had ever see of Hindenburg wearing austrian uniform . I suppose that is the uniform of a oberst inhaber 69 kuk IR . He dont looks specially happy .
  8. Is a officer type ,the cockades says that . but with other simpler cockades is a soldiers one The Feldwebel Vizefeldwebel and Offizierstellverteter were entitled to wear officer type cockades .
  9. Yes the buttons and the shoulder boards . they are a scarce item used by few men and during a short period of time . Ican not imagine how appeared in Singapore !! the sun used to mark the rank of officers is certainly the Inca one but for i dont know which reason between 1923 and 1946 the german type pip was used by generals with all uniforms by other officers with the gala (parade ) uniform . with the others the rounded suns . today the pips subsisted into the police forces . Cheers
  10. Hello Prussian . Its the most probable , or a high official , for example one one of a intendantur o the chief of a camp sometimes these were retired generals too old for the front ..
  11. The piece showed is a for me roman catholic , a estola i dont know the english name , is the minimum of eclesiastic garment that a priest must use durin the exercise of his functions so was and is normally used with the uniform in the case of chaplains The colour and ornament are variables depending the colour of the lithurgic calendary the holy cross is the imprescindible ornament German chaplains inclusive during ww2 used the estola , the anglican chaplains used the estola too . of the lutherans i am unable to state nothing but i believe that they not use a estola Cheers
  12. The Prussian : The xiv AK was part of the Prussian army the 14 inspektion comprended five Truppen lagern Heuberg Mannheim Rastatt Tauberbischofheim and eight Offiziere lagern Freiburg Heidelberg Karlsruhe Lahr Pforzheim Rastatt Villingen and Vohrenberg . ¡nice job to find in wich camp was the photo made !
  13. Hello During the ww1 were in Germany 95 prisoner camps for soldiers and 80 for officers . the depended of Inspektions (in german ) they coincide with the Army corps , so there were one for the Oberkommando der Marken one for the Garde Korps and so on totalling 21 inspektionen apart the bavarian saxon and the wurttembergian each inspection comprising a variable number of camps The references not mention gruppe or numbers
  14. Not a kommando flagge neither corps division or brigade , perhaps of the German volunteer automovil corps a militarized automovil club whose chef was prince Henry of Prussia brother of William . the DFAK have uniform ,a grey one with adark red collar . a slouch hat and later a field cap and a side weapon a hirschfanger . all of the drivers were wealthy car owners Prince Henry itself used to drive personally his car during the war .
  15. The helmets never were abolished , chapkas and busbies too , observe that most of the kurassiere uses the their special waffenrock the fiel grey koller .
  16. ccj Always at disposition . certainly the books about the marine korps are mostly in german but i have found for you the following in english : Wielding the dagger : The Marine Korps Flandern and the german war effort 1914 18 . author :Mark D Karau , edited in Westport Ct by Praeger .Good luck !
  17. Hello Perhaps is argentine , the Ejercito Argentino tested the exact thing circa 1924 when a new field uniform was adopted . at these time the service weapon was the Mauser modelo argentino 1909 a variant of the 1898 and the bayonet was too a german one . Our cavalry was numerous in 1924 , twelve regiments (the infantry numeres 24 ) but the correaje (textual ) tested was not adopted and I only knew one photo Bayern
  18. ccj .: The german seebataillons under Admiral Von Schroeder fight with courage and profesionalism their record is not very known . their french opponents and counterpart were the fusiliers marins under rear admiral R onarch in the muddy trenches of Flanders . The Marinekorps Flandern fought in the siege of Antwerp , the second battle of Flanders ,the battle of the Somme , the offensives of March 1918 and ... the Marine detachement Skutari of the seebataillon ,after return to Germany in August 4 1914 was later transferred to the Breslau light cruiser and the cruiser gos to Turkey . The Marine K
  19. Erklarung . Dr Israel first name was James not Josef Dr James Israel 1848 1926 is the white bearded man and was a veteran of the franco prussian war .
  20. Yes ,there were metal pickelhaubes called ersatz , this one appears to be the one piece stamped model others were in three pieces , some were black lacquered anothers field grey the material was iron sheet 2 mm thick as maximum .Colonels J articles are the best online about pickelhaubes try in www pickelhauben net
  21. Once isaw the photo ,it was into the THE Times History of War .the caption says : Dr Israel the famous surgeon in a red cross train . Certainly Dr Josef Israel a famed surgeon of Berlin served during th war with circa 70 years of age his specialisation was the kidney surgery .
  22. Perhaps the name is Kaiserslautern a rhenanian city not so far from Koblenz , Saarbrucken and Ludwigshafen an rhein . in kaiserslautern is today the USAF base Ramstein
  23. Hard to expose a opinion , I will tell what my german grandmother tels me about the theme : briefly that the colony of South west africa was rather pacific until the Herero hotentots the most intell igent tribe wich was very adapted to the european way revolted instigated by naturally , british agents and moravian missionaires . and the hidden reason was the find by the germans of rich diamonds fields . The fact is that was a real bush war very hard to conclude and malignized to the extreme inclusive inside Germany . not much diferent that the apartheid South africa fought in Namibia .
  24. Hello Certainly the car looks as a Delaunay . czar Nicholas II owed several of these luxury cars . the bodywork of this precise car is special and rather sport looking , that appears to be a car post at disposal by some wealthy owner perhaps the elegant driver .was common . The moustachoed officer is not William II ! Cheers
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