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  1. 3 hours ago, Simius Rex said:

    For those of you wondering why Colonel Will has a freakishly huge forehead and generally disproportionately large head in the painting, it's not because he's developed acute cerebral edema.  My art history class will now FINALLY come in handy for something.

    For centuries in Europe, portrait artists were "expected" to paint their subjects from aristocratic or noble or wealthy families with VERY high foreheads, whether or not they had high foreheads.  You see, high foreheads were regarded as a sign that a person was of high and noble birth.  Peasants and proletarians on the other hand were supposed to have low foreheads, kind of like neanderthals.  The higher the forehead... the more noble a person was supposed to be.

    If you google the old portrait paintings of european monarchs and aristocrats and wealthy landowners, you will see what I am talking about.  One of the most ridiculously high foreheads can be seen on the portrait of Ferdinand I of Austria.  That artist made Ferdinand look like the Martian ambasador from the film "Mars Attacks."  Simi.  


    Simius , Ferdinand I of Austria  suffered Hidrocephalia in his childhood and these dolence leaves the patient with a desproportionate height of the skull

  2. Very Interesting photos ! Amersfoort appears like a Barracks City , as they existed in USA  or in Hungary ,Hajmasker.in this case . The WW2  bad reputed Theresienstad because of the nazi Concentration Camp was originally a Austrian Military City thanks for share .

  3. Hola , De nada como decimos aca. If the stripe colour is morado that is purple so the Shoulder board is of the Engineering branch .and the rank that of Fanjunkare ,Fahnenjunker in German and Ensign in english . not exactly a Master sargeant but more or less equivalent . the Flygvapnet that means Luftwaffe or Air Weapon ,as many  Air Forces except the USAF used to distinct the non Flying branches with colours 

  4. 16 hours ago, dave123 said:

    Seeing the earlier reply about the police and the two photos reminded me of these images of the 105th anniversary of the creation of the Albanian police a few years ago.

    Always wondered what the grey uniform was. Must be an officer with the black collar and red cuff  / collar piping ,which i assume must be the colour of the collar patches.

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    Recreations of uniforms and not so good .

  5. Hello ,during WW1 ,the Austro Hungarians occupated a part o Albania and created a Gendarmerie ,uniformed as the Austrian but with white fez .after the war many of these men served in the new Gendarmerie . The dark uniforms could be of the Italian Carabinieri . leased to the Albanians . 

  6. Thanks for share ,  generally speaking i observe that the Albanian Army under President Zoghu then King Mbret Zoghu ,tended to be uniformed in Italian Style adapted first and later in openly Italian  pattern . once occupied and annexed to Italy the kingdom ,the Italians raised a Albanian Army again uniformed as Italian , the Skandenberg Helmet  reappeared as national Army emblem with Zoghu .

  7. Vladimir Laxa 1870 1945 ,was a Croatian officer of the Austro Hungarian Army ,he reached the rank of Colonel and received the Order of Maria Theresia for Bravery in the Italian Front . after WW1 he joined the Yugoslav Army and after the destruction of the Kingdom ,he joined the new Croatian Army. Chief of Staff he resigned in 1942 because the atrocities commited by the Utaschi . notwhitstanding he was executed in 1945 as war criminal ,.

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