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  1. Something about Litzen and Kragenpatten : Early in the war the General Staff officers wear with the 1910 feldgrau no litzen but a collar patch crimson in colour . the doctors one similar but blue with red piping . the paymasters a blue one piped withe and so on . of course the Garde korps officers and all the other units mentioned previously went to war with their litzen over collar patches . The M 15 litzen for officers were all made of muted metalic thread of silver . over there a 2 3 mm wide braid in gold or silver corresponded with button colour . the officially matt grey litze for the rank and file carried a similar line of white or yellow cloth . and in some cases a fullung between the two litze a filling in red or other colour . cheers 

  2. Hello : Cavalry never vanished during WWI Austria Hungary as example , retained until the end two Kavallerie truppendivisionen ,each of two brigades each brigade with two regiments . These regiments have three sabre squadrons and one of MG s with 4 machines , The division comprised also a mounted artillery division ( a group ) All on horseback . the riders armed with carbines , bayonets and sabres . NCOS and musicians with pistol and sabre . they all weared the sthalhelm ,and the pelzulanka . The two mounted divisions were deployed in the east front especially in Ucraina .The frenchs by thear side maintained mounted cavalry in the Salonika front and this cavalry of the Armee de Orient under general Jouinott Gambetta , three regiments one of spahis and the other two chasseurs d afrique , all on horseback , attacked the 14th September 1918 and avanced speedly capturing Uskub Skoplie the HQ of the Bulgaro german enemies . they avanced by surprise using goat paths until reached the heights dominatin Uskub and then descend suddenly . A brave action not much recognized in France inclusive The only support of Jouinott brigade was a section of Automitralleuses a WT station on a ox cart and a section of 65mm guns .

  3. To Jock Auld : I think  it is perhaps a personal one of a temporary chaplain the red colour is for use in a mass conmemorating a martyr , per case , purple mourning ,etc  The Luftwaffe dont have chaplains Goring dont allowed chaplains in his nazi air force .but not forbade the practice of religion . said me something more about the materials of wich the stola is make . Cheers 

  4. Hello : Strange thing , looks like a german hussar the one cockade cap was normal pre 1897 . the cockade appears a saxon one and officer type . the shoulder cords looks like of ones of a field officer . and in a whole the presumptive hussar seems to be a gentleman rider after a race . possible . they tended to use lighted items of uniform , silk made caps or breeches .

  5. Yes the buttons and the shoulder boards . they are a scarce item used by few men and during a short period of time . Ican not imagine how appeared in Singapore !! the sun used to mark the rank of officers is certainly the Inca one but for i dont know which reason between 1923 and 1946 the german type pip was used by generals with all uniforms by other officers with the gala (parade ) uniform . with the others the rounded suns . today the pips subsisted into the police forces . Cheers 

  6. The piece showed is a for me roman catholic , a estola i dont know the english name , is the minimum of eclesiastic garment that a priest must use durin the exercise of his functions so was and is normally used with the uniform in the case of chaplains The colour and ornament are variables depending the colour of the lithurgic calendary the holy cross is the imprescindible ornament German chaplains inclusive during ww2 used the estola , the anglican chaplains used the estola too . of the lutherans i am unable to state nothing but i believe that they not use a estola  Cheers 

  7. Hello During  the ww1 were in Germany 95 prisoner camps for soldiers and 80 for officers . the depended of Inspektions (in german ) they coincide with the Army corps , so there were one for the Oberkommando der Marken one for the Garde Korps and so on totalling 21 inspektionen apart the bavarian saxon and the wurttembergian each inspection comprising a variable number of camps The references not mention gruppe or numbers 

  8. Not a kommando flagge neither corps division or brigade , perhaps of the German volunteer automovil corps a militarized automovil club whose chef was prince Henry of Prussia brother of William . the DFAK have uniform ,a grey one with adark red collar . a slouch hat and later a field cap and a side weapon a hirschfanger . all of the drivers were wealthy car owners Prince Henry itself used to drive personally his car during the war .

  9. Hello Perhaps is argentine , the Ejercito Argentino tested the exact thing circa 1924 when a new field uniform was adopted . at these time the service weapon was the Mauser modelo argentino 1909 a variant of the 1898 and the bayonet was too a german one . Our cavalry was numerous in 1924 , twelve regiments (the infantry numeres 24 ) but the correaje (textual ) tested was not adopted and I only knew one photo Bayern 

  10. ccj .: The german seebataillons under Admiral Von Schroeder fight with courage and profesionalism their record is not very known . their french opponents and counterpart were the fusiliers marins under rear admiral R onarch in the muddy trenches of Flanders . The Marinekorps Flandern fought in the siege of Antwerp , the second battle of Flanders ,the battle of the Somme , the offensives of March 1918 and ... the Marine detachement Skutari of the seebataillon ,after return to Germany in August 4 1914 was later transferred to the Breslau light cruiser and the cruiser gos to Turkey . The Marine Korps in four years lost 10000men of around 60000 . After the armistice members of the korps formed the Freikorps Lutzow and the Freikorps Schwarze Jaeger . 

  11. Hard to expose a opinion ,  I will tell what my german grandmother tels me about the  theme : briefly that the colony of South west africa was rather pacific until the Herero hotentots the most intell igent tribe wich was very adapted to the european way revolted instigated by naturally , british agents and moravian missionaires . and the hidden reason was the find by the germans of rich diamonds fields . The fact is that was a real bush war very hard to conclude and malignized to the extreme inclusive inside Germany . not much diferent that the apartheid South africa fought in Namibia .

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