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  1. Hello : They are spanish , collar pieces , the open crown was used between 1939 and 1975 , the second type of crown was implemented with the arrival of king Juan Carlos to the throne . the cap badge of the Spanish Navy also changed the crown type in 1975 . The crowned eagle with the sword of the apostol Santiago on the chest was and is the coat of arms of the Spanish Army ,cap badge , and in this case collar badge 

  2. Hello : I agree with The Prussian , but i wish to add that in certain aception strich means also to erase something suddenly .in spanish : borrar de un plumazo . Of course Dauer Feuer is the most common definition of sustained MG fire . Franz Seldte the leader of the Stahlhelm wrote two books about german MGs in ww1 one with the title MGK the other Dauer Feuer . in these last mentions fessende uberhohende or flankierende machine gun fire as options but not strich .

  3. Hello Grey : The most suitable is , to me , the third . once i read in a french publication Militaria Magazine, in an article about the Tiralleurs that was common in North African cities the atelier photographique whose owner composed for the enlisted men eagers of a special thing , uniforms of phantasy , with non regulated items , or additionals as fourrageres , decorations ,sabres etc . 

  4. Hello : To me they are members of the Red Cross . the bearded man wo rests his right elbow on the table appears to have officer shoulder boards and neatly a officers type belt and clasp . the other man appears to wear unterarzt shoulder boards . similar to the SB s used by offizierstellvertrer with a aesculapius staff on the middle . The man at the right of the civilian wears too officer SBs and belt .

  5. Farkas : At least one photo contains info , The one with the men holding a board . on the board says that they belonged to the imperial and royal  urgency hospital located in the sporting club of Ried . Ried im Inkreis is a  town in Upper Austria . 

  6. On 1/7/2017 at 02:36, wraith42 said:

    Medical officers (Sanitätswesen) had green waffenrocks, but with a single row of buttons and with red collar and cuffs.

    This is a waffenrock for a major of the general staff (Generalstab).

    Very nice piece.

    Hello : Sanitatsoffiziere weared dark green one row , jackets with red collar and cuffs , Medical officers ; double breasted jacket in blue colour with black collar and cuffs piped red . and gold buttons . at first look the jacket looks to my eyes as blue . later realized that it is green 

  7. Stuka : Queen Elizabeth , the consort of King Albert I was bavarian , daughter of Herzog Karl Theodor , The Duke was an ophtalmologist and cured many people with visual diseases . the sense of sight was for him nearly a obsession and a passion . his daughter appears to have the same preocupation . Nice helm , at first look i tought that it was for tankmen . 

  8. Hello Farkas : The peakless caps in the WW1 austro hungarian Army were used mainly by the Cavalry units and the mounted Artillery . so the men wearing peakless caps could be dismounted hussars machine gunners . in that case the colour of the strip of cloth would had been dark blue . The two men placed in the center of the photo are officers , the one at the left bears a collar patch of dark colour with a rank star and at the rear of the star a badge probably that of a machine gunner . The other has a rank star and in place of a full patch only a stripe in the same dark colour . Another point : All the visible belts are of the Cavalry model .

  9. Hello : Great Grandfather wears a not common field grey uniform , at least for NCO s . Its an Infantry one , not common are the breast pockets ,pleated and with visible buttons . The stripe of cloth behind the rank stars is in the regimental colour the colour for the 83 common IR was dark brown . the stripe visible is darker than the uniform so , could be the 83 .another option is thatthe portrayed belonged to a Honved IR . in that case the colour of the stripe must be schieffer grau a dark grey blue .

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