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  1. Linasl . The use of silver and gold denotes a specially made Badge. commisioned for someone .usually badges of such quality have on the reverse the name or seal of the manufacturer .the gold star was authorized in 1927 to distinguish the Observers. 

  2. Pralea , The man in the first photo is apparently a cavalryman . he wears the field cap without peak and the Pelzulanka . which replaced the Pelisses of Dragoons and Uhlans in 1916. it was Field Grey in colour without coloured cuffs , the fur of the collar must had been black but in the practice it varied much . the man on the photo carries Cavalry sabre with a antiquated portepee NCO type . he wears ankle boots and putees but no spurs and these fact is strange. notably his Pelzulanka appears deprived of the yellow and black cords used to close the fur collar . the other man to my judge is not Austrian , Romanian or inclusive Serbian .perhaps . regarding the colour of the early war Cavalry pelisses fur . by 1914 it was black for all . Hussars weared until 1909 white fur ,but at the beggining of the war black was uniform 

  3. Pralea , Yes ,if you observes closely the rank stars on the collar patch you will find this stars different of the stars of the Oberleutnant in the first pic. because they are Rosettes , the type of stars used by Officials , beamten , Civilians with Officer consideration . 

  4.  Hello Pralea , the man portrayed in the photo is a Officer of the Austro Hungarian Army ,a Oberleutnant . he wears the Field Grey uniform introduced in late 1915 . the colour of the collar patches is impossible to determine but the cut of the jacket suggests Infantry . The Austrian Army comprised three entities . The Common Army , The Hungarian Honved and the Austrian Landwehr . the Hungarian Honved used slate grey colour collar patches .perhaps your man belonged to some Regiment of the Honved 

  5. On 14/04/2016 at 03:33, Adler 1 said:

    Thanks for your nice comments gentlemen!

    Now you made me consider about that admission fee :cool:...

    Christophe, For some reason, don't know why, I don't have Saxon uniforms in the collection... Maybe it's time to go hunting for one :P...


    Adler 1

    Adler 1 If iam not wrong you have a Saxon uniform in your woderful collection . I saw a Saxon hussar uniform . 

  6. The Prussian ,the new helmet was adopted in 1931 but earlier it was used ,exists a Photo of the surrender of Abd El Krim ,in the pic you can see two French soldiers with the new helmet . the surrender took place in 1926 . probably officers were allowed to buy a modern helmet before 1931 . the 1886 helmet looks too archaic

  7. 15 hours ago, The Prussian said:

    Some people told me, the photo could have been taken in the 20s.

    Had the 3rd Colonial Regiment been in Algerie in that period of time?

    The photo is of post WW1 era . the man marked with X wears the new model of tropical helmet .the others the old one .and the officer or Adjutant between two horses wears the Sam Browne belt and bandolier introduced in the French Army during WW1. In the year 1925 the 3rd RIC was deplaced to Morocco to fight against Abd El Krim , then returned to Rochefort 

  8. Hello ,they could be of the Colonial Infantry , The white Colonials ,sic surnamed in France until today Marsouins . that is Porpoises . their emblem is the anchor and they were and are elite soldiers .curiously Marine Infantry but belonging to the Army . the French Navy have her Fusiliers Marins .

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