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  1. The Prussian ,the new helmet was adopted in 1931 but earlier it was used ,exists a Photo of the surrender of Abd El Krim ,in the pic you can see two French soldiers with the new helmet . the surrender took place in 1926 . probably officers were allowed to buy a modern helmet before 1931 . the 1886 helmet looks too archaic

  2. 15 hours ago, The Prussian said:

    Some people told me, the photo could have been taken in the 20s.

    Had the 3rd Colonial Regiment been in Algerie in that period of time?

    The photo is of post WW1 era . the man marked with X wears the new model of tropical helmet .the others the old one .and the officer or Adjutant between two horses wears the Sam Browne belt and bandolier introduced in the French Army during WW1. In the year 1925 the 3rd RIC was deplaced to Morocco to fight against Abd El Krim , then returned to Rochefort 

  3. Hello ,they could be of the Colonial Infantry , The white Colonials ,sic surnamed in France until today Marsouins . that is Porpoises . their emblem is the anchor and they were and are elite soldiers .curiously Marine Infantry but belonging to the Army . the French Navy have her Fusiliers Marins .

  4. Chris ,I understand your point of view about the Nazi Kulturbearer Sic . but regarding the War Veterans as a whole i want to said that the mixture of Heros and Bastards was very current among War Veterans of every country and in all the Wars . I want to say too that in a War with millions of men movilized for the real fight or for reaguard duties all previous dispositions regulating the concession of awards were desbordated and they were adequated amplying whitin the frame existent the scope of the concession .

  5. On 03/03/2010 at 07:28, Chris Boonzaier said:

    The whole war with an Infantry regiment, EK1 and 2...


    Whats the problem ? He was a Medical Officer .It was not uncommon that one Regimental or Bataillon Doctor remains all the War into the same unit .Regimental and Bataillon doctors normally served in Front line Lazaretten .

  6. Once existed into the Wittelsbachs one Duke Pius  1786 - 1837 . Pius August In Bayern ,father of Maximilian Joseph in Bayern who was the father of Empress Sissi of Austria . Ferdinand Pius of Bourbon 1869 -1960 , Duke of Calabria married a daughter of King Ludwig , Maria Theresa  in 1897 and served in the Bavarian Army ,as Artillery officer .until the WW1

  7. 10 hours ago, Glenn J said:

    Difficult to be absolutely certain, but I think this chap may well be the then Major i.G. Eugen Trautmann.





    The man portrayed in the paint wears what seems to be the uniform of a field officer in the General Staff . carmine piping on the collar and front of the tunic,mattsilver buttons and the Double GS litzen on the collar . litzen of the so called Blumenmuster.

  8. 14 hours ago, The Prussian said:


    I haven´t heard from that... The german orders were clear. 1st the own medals, then the others.

    Otherwise it might be ordered by A.K.O. see below.

    But, maybe you´re right. The german soldiers, who were in turkish services, "belonged" to the turkish empire, so they had to wear the medals in the ottoman way... isn´t it?

    Like I said, I´m not sure...



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    Perhaps as a courtesy to the Sultan the German Officers were authorized to wear first their Turkish awards . after all they were commisioned into the Ottoman Army as  the prussian states ,  The German Civil Servants that were Ottoman Government Officials must wear the red Fez whe in service .I have a few Pics of my Paternal Grandfather who served as Civil Servant in Turkey during WW1 and in all he wears the Fez .

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