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  1. On 24/10/2017 at 20:10, Alex K said:

    Hi Larry another very nice one


    With regards to background colour I tend to agree, many of my "Portraits" I choose a blue/grey/green-ish background, it's neutral but can be "tweeked" a little to add interest at times

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    King George of Saxony .

    King George reigned only two years 1902 1904 and was not popular . in the photo he wears the uniform of a Saxon infantry regiment with general epaulettes .

  2. Morar Andrei : The man in the first picture Is a Honved Korporal ( Tizedes ) his uniform is pre 1909 , it not looks as the Hechtgrau . The Hungarian trousers were used by the Honved and the Hungarian regiments of the Imperial and Royal Army . but the knot over the trousers were different . dark red for the Honved and yellow with black for the others .

  3. They were based on Soviet T 60 captured chassis ,only seven prototypes were built not all equal . the differed in armament ,122 mm or 75 mm gun , motor , soviet or french (hotchkiss ) and eve chassis . one or two were on czech tanks . the Romanians planned to build 1000 , all the prototypes were confiscated by the soviets .In fact the Russians only allowed the now allied Romanian Army to mantain the most weared or obsolete AFV s 

  4. With your permission : In every war , the propaganda ,was very active and sometimes ,war journalists or inclusive the officers dealing with the public information incurred in suspicious practics , perhaps the two cars were captured near Wilna but a year or more later one reappeared as a capture in the Romanian front . The Germans used in the Romanian front with good results their own armoured cars .only three , a Erhardt ,a Daimler and a Bussing .

  5. Andrei : Until 1909 the service and field uniform of theAustrian and Hungarian infantry was A dark blue Bluse with collar patches in regimental colour , in the case of the Honved ,red .the field cap was grey blue , the same colour the tight trousers .to me your man is a Korporal (tizedes in hungarian ) of a Honved infantry regiment . between 1900 and 1909 . he carries a Mannlicher M1895 rifle , he wears a shooter award .

  6. Andrei : They were Infantry regiments .One the 2nd was a Imperial and Royal Infantry regiment of Hungarian ethnicity and uniform .the other two were Royal Hungarian Infantry regiments . all of them regular standing units . not second line troops .excuse me a mistake the regiment with the 3rd bataillon in fogaras was the 23 rd and not the 21th  .You wants to know about the participation of these units in ww1, well its not easy . much of the history of the Austro Hungarian units during the ww1 was lost in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Empire .some regiments have their history recorded ,most no .one form of search is the study of the campaigns beggining with the Serbian . probably due to the fact that four Royal Hungarian Divisions took part in the attack against Serbia the two R H regiments fought in Serbia .The other alternative was the Galician front . against Russia . Finally in 1916 when Romania invaded Transylvania surely these Regiments fought against the Romanians . 

  7. On 12/10/2017 at 10:51, paja said:

    In Alphabetical order (by country):

    Argentina: FASCLA-CASTANO, captain;
    Austria-Hungary: VIDALE, colonel
    Belgium: COLLON, major
    Brazil: FLEURY DE BARROS, major;
    Bulgaria: AZMANOV (Азманов), colonel;
    Chile: BERNANDEZ PRADEL, major;
    Denmark: KRABBE, general;
    England: YARDE BULLER, colonel;
    Germany: VON WINTERFELDT, major
    Italy: ZACCONE, colonel;
    Japan: SEMBA, captain
    Mexico: HERNANDEZ, colonel
    Netherlands: POP, colonel
    Norway: BOREHGREVINK, colonel
    Ottoman Empire: DJEMIL BEY, major
    Peru: ABRILL, colonel;
    Portugal: SANT-ANNA-CABRITA, captain;
    Romania: SOUTZO, major
    Russia: IGNATIEV (Игнатьев, Алексей Алексеевич), colonel;
    Serbia: CVETKOVIĆ (Цветковић), colonel;
    Spain: DE RIVAS, colonel;
    Sweden: AMUNDSEN, captain;
    Switzerland: FROHLIEBER, colonel;
    USA: BENTELY-MOTT, colonel;

    Paja .the Argentinian officer name was Francisco Fasola Castaño . Artillery Captain .The correct name of the Chilean was Fernandez Pradel . Fasola Castaño is on the third row ,the second from the left . Fernandez Pradel is on the mddle row ,second from the right .

  8. Egork.a : There were three types of star , bronze ,silver and gilded silver .the bronze for citations at regimental and brigade level . the silver for divisional level and the gilded silver for Army corps . the bronze palm was for Army citation and the silver palm for 5 citations at Army level . Gardes was citated at the order of the direction of the Medical service of the 10 th Army Corps .in that case corresponded a gilded star but not a palm . 

  9. French Army Treasury Service is a possibility . because of the embroidered oak leaves . the rank? Payeur , Paymaster . the two branches were normally concted with a knot .

  10. Hello Farkas : The german cursive is not my favorite but what i can understand is name and adress of the postcard destinatary a Herrn Wihelm  Kasten , Frankenstrasse 5 Hamburg . The remitent is a nephew of herrFranke and writes the postcard in Greiffenberg . the date is April of 1915 . the remitent one Walter R is very suscint .perhaps some with better knowledge of the old handwriting could obtain another data .

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