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  1. On 3/6/2016 at 21:16, WJT said:


    I too was a sailor and a submariner. Thank for the info. I would like to know what awards my Great Opa received and any other information there might be about him.

    Von Thronstahl

    My Grandfather served from 1913 to 1918 but was on the U-4 from 1913 to 1916. He went to a surface ship in 1917 due to poor health. If you search "submarine" or "WJT" in this forum you will see his submarine badge. I see you are in Croatia. I was in Dubrovnik and Montenegro a few years back being interviewed for a documentary for Czech TV on the wreck of the Giuseppe Garibaldi and was able to walk in my Grand Opa's footsteps. 


    Here is another photo of an officer a acquaintance of mine knew. He gave me the photo with a small cup from the KuK Kriegsmarine:


    this officer belongs to a non executive branch. no curl over the top lace ring and colour cloth background to the lace rings . appears to be either the grey of engineering officers or the light blue of the accountants , the colour was crimson for technical , black for doctors and brown for clerks, 

  2. On 5/6/2016 at 05:18, The Prussian said:

    Das ist das Kaffehaferl des k.u.k. Marineoberstleutnant Rudolf Slezak, meines Großvaters

    That´s the coffee-cup of the k.u.k. Naval-Lt.Col. Rudolf Slezak, my grandfather

    A Kaffehaferl is an austrian word for coffee-cup

    Inside of this book you´ll find him. Unfortunately the names-index ends with "Sch", so I couldn´t find him.

    You´ll have to read the entire book...


    Marineoberstleutnant implies a technical officer 

  3. The Imperial and Royal 2nd hungarian Infantry Regiment weared Kaisergelb collar and cuffs and gold buttons . the colour was a deep yellow . The Imperial Royal Landwehr used for all their Infantry Regiments Grass green collar and cuffs . The Royal hungarian Honved Infantry used no distinctive collar and cuff colour , with the field uniform pike grey , the collar patches were dark blue grey , The Landwehr was recruited into the Austrian part and this included Bohemia moravia . and Prague . 

  4. Hello : In the group photo he bears the rank of fahnrich or before 1908 cadet deputy officer , in the studio photo h bears the rank of feldwebel , 3 celluloid stars and the yellow silk borte , i think that the white line is to the purpose of delineate neatly the golden yellow borte over the orange yellow patch . The regiments with pike grey patches used the patch with a thin white piping . 

  5. Hello : Argentinian is not , yes we have the faced sun as emblem of the land Army but we never used the mural crown that topped the sun . the 2nd Spanish Republica replaced the royal crown with a mural one very similar to the crown of the medal .Its a curious thing The Cuerpo de Intendencia ( Supply Corps ) of the Spanish Army has as Badge a sun topped with a crown and circled with a double wreath of laurel . but the sun is faceless .

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