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  1. Hunyadi : The hungarian tunic showed is a cavalry one , the gold and black achselschlinge on the left shoulder denotes that .cavalry or at least mounted branch . Chris : the ugliest combination of colours was long time the one of the infantry in the Ejercito Argentino . in fact the green is still the distinctive colour of the infantry and is used with the service uniform by officers NCOs and to certain extent enlisted men . Our infantrymen were fierce of  ther colur their fellows of cavalry and artillery chance with the green cavalrymen said : our colur is of blood and earth , their is of spinachs and so on Cavalry colour is madder red here called grance . 

  2. Boris : The british historian of the Spanish Civil War ,Hugh Thomas ; said that the Agreement of Vergara at the end of the Carlist War provoked the beginning of the excessive number of officers in the spanish army . possible but the Cuban rebellion and the moroccan skirmishes blooded the officers corp one and another time . for not mention the war with USA In Cuba and Filipinas and between 1909 and 1925 the nightmare of Morocco . I prefere to think : first : the spanish man was for centuries warrior .. second : the military career was and is a possibility for social advance not only in Spain , was also a window to other way of life more adventurous for many youngs with scarse money . saludos Bayern 

  3. Boris : Chile , is our brother - enemy . but i know and love these country. The Prussian: My father was born in Essen Rutenscheid . but my Opa and Oma both were bavarians . as curiosity , in accordance with the law ruling in 1924 in Prussia my father was registered as prussian . musspreussen . saludos grusse 

  4. Boris : I speak spanish , i am argentine , my father was german , my grandfather comes to Argentina in 1925 to teach physicat a university located in the northwestern Province of Tucuman .my father was born in Essen when my grandpa worked there for Krupp. my mother is argentine,with spanish heritage remonted to the colonial times . I was educated in spanish but also learned english , german and french later i adquired italian ..

  5. To Boris : Its all OK , History is sometimes a puzzle with not all the pieces at hand ,i think that the forums are useful in promote the discussion and contribution . To The Prussian : The swiss poet and writer Blaise Cendrars voluntereed in the french army at the beginnig of WW1 . after the war wrote a book about his experiences titled La main coupee , The cutted hand . in the book says that all the foreign volunteers served into the Foreign legion .initially in the Regiment de Marche with the number 3 until the regiment was visited by Gral de Castelnau who declared :¿ what foolish is this ? pointing the number late said I only recognize two Regiments de la Legion , finally ordered the colonel to discard the numbers . The spanish volunteers catalonians or not might served in the Legion ¿how many ? Good question , the original Legion remained in Africa ; the 1 st and 2nd regiments provided four half batallions . these were the core of four regiments de marche each with 3000 men . 51 nationalities were present the most numerous the italians a whole regiment .32000 men voluntereed between August 1914 and 1915 . The heavy losses resulted in the disolution of the four regiments and the creation of one Le Regiment de Marche de la Legion with about 3100 men . after the war it was designed le 3me Regiment etrangere .

  6. Hello Boris : I found the video ,exists in you tube and is spanish ! title :Historia los clarines de la caballeria part2 ,Around the 8th minute appears a parade of heavy artillery the speaker saids. The motorisation of the artillery begins in 1912.the video shows what looks for me as Austro Daimler artillery tractors hauling each three de Bange or similar 120 mm guns . the whole video is interesting , equally the part 1. Officially the first heavy vehicles of spanish artillery were LATIL 4x4 tracteurs . arrived after wwI but the documentary shows clearly at least two pre war Daimlers .saludos Bayern 

  7. Hello Boris : Insisting with the rayadillo , the drawing showed is i believe a representation of the cord cloth or corduroy,which characterizes for having alternated lines of groove and thread . respect to the motorized artillery somewhere in the web exists a video about the theme i will procure to find it again and send you the link saludos Bayern 

  8. Hello : The spanish Army officers of WWI era were germanophiles or pro Allies , perhaps the majority the first option . in second place ,Spain motorized their heavy artillery before ww1 . third ,i dont believe that german colonial troops used the rayadillo colonial uniform , the kordwaffenrock was grey in colour uniform not striped as the spanish rayadillo .finally the spanish Army of ww1 era was something very singular . plentiful of generals and officers but with units very scarse of ncos and soldiers . because of the meagre budgets .the constant bloodshed in Morocco was another handicap for an otherwise brave army .identify the officers as The Prussian asks is rather impossible but with a bit of luck . someone could find what Mision militar was for what went to Germany and who were. 

  9. More about Zog , after the war he married countess Geraldine Apponyi , a  niece of Windischgraetz . During 1957 or 1958 both met in Paris , Zog with full purse and the prince ruined . The bandit greeted Windischgraetz as my dear uncle ! with clear duble sense . 

  10. Knotel in his Uniformenkunde explains very well the question . the austrian field grey was different in 1933 than the precedent used in the german type uniforms . the officers service tunics were cloned with the war time models . only the better quality cloth and the invariable high collar make the difference and sometimes the absence of tailors marks . 

  11. Hello gentlemen :The theme of the uniforms used by german pilots and observers is not very complicated , in first place existed the fliegertruppen , uniform as the one of the pioneers with light grey shoulder boards th 1st abteilung with withe piping the 2nd with red the 3rd with yellow and the 4th with blue . Officers transferred to the fliegertruppe were either infantrymen,  cavalrymen artillerymen or pioneers . they retained during all the war their original unit uniforms . for example : Immelman was a militar railroad officer ,Boelcke a telegraphist , Goring a infantryman . both von Richthofen cavalrymen Udet was of other origin first he learn to fly paying and licensed then was admited into the fliegertruppe as officer . he wears the uniform of the flieger . Milch was a pre war Artillery officer , von Beaulieu Marconnay another cavalryman . so apart of the reglamented uniform of the fliegertruppe a vast diversity of uniforms was used by officers pilots and observers till the end of the war. a colourful look . Artillery officers and General Staff ones, acted as observers but not ever early in the war. later , with more qualified NCOs these were observers . of course there were NCOs pilots. Unteroffizier Kandulski , a fighter pilot bring down the french ace Pegoud .Kandulski was a pre war civilian pilot . 

  12. Nice tunic ! It looks as a private purchased one , gabardine cloth of wool , and not the tuch of troopers . good idea that of mend interweaving silk yarn . but if you are decided to no save the mutze . is better to obtain the yarn of the mutze cloth unweaving the thread with care . remember not use hot water in the process Never . perhaps an old aunt or granny is able to help you .Good luck .

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