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  1. Never seen... But it will be an austrian one. The manufacturer "Brüder Schneider" ("Schneider bros.") came from Vienna/Austria. The town is written in three languages. German, polish and cyrillic
  2. Hi Chris! Ingo Löhken writes in his book "Die Polizei-Unifoemen in Preussen 1866-1945", that there ain´t no recordings about SiPo uniforms. He only writes, that ranks below a major had numbers upon the collars. One number stands for the Abteilung (detachement) and the other for the Gruppe (group). Telecommunication personal had flashes, mounted troops had crossed lances and flying personal had propellers. The numbers and the symbols were worn until 1920 (not in the occupied areas like Slesia and so on). Here is an example of the lightng.
  3. Hi Chris! As far as I know, it´s Sicherheitspolizei (SiPo). I´ve got a photo with a 1 and a 4
  4. Hello! Thanks for the links! The 2nd one could be interesting for me!
  5. Hello! Just a mention... The last colourised photo (according to the threads name) was in #95...
  6. Hello! Unfortunatey you are wrong withb the first one... RIR 267 was set up by: Staff: Ers.Btl./Füs.Rgt.34 I.Btl.: Feld-Inf.Btl.34 II.Btl.: Feld-Inf.Btl. 8 III.Btl. Feld-Inf.Btl. 10 The 2.Ers.Btl./Inf.Rgt. 14was only responsible for the Ersatz BUT! I see a 261 and not a 267 upon his SB. RIR 261 was set-up by Garde-Feld-Inf.Rgt. 1, 2 and 3 It had its own Ersatz-Bataillon So it all fits
  7. Hello Here I have a nice photo of a Kraftfahrer. Please have a look at the chair. He placed his coat upon that chair, but what could the "K" be??? Thanks a lot!
  8. Hello Mary! I don´t understand one thing... He should have lived in PA since 1884, right? But then he could not have worn that uniform, because the "FF" came out in 1887. Or did he leave the US to serve in the german army for three years? Here is the uniform from that regiment.
  9. Hello! The cypher upon the shoulder strap (FF for Friedrich Franz) was introduced in july 1887. A "III" was added in april 1901. Because of the style of the reverse I assume the photo was taken in the early 90s.
  10. Hello! The uniform shows 17th Dragoon-Regiment (17.Dragoner-Regiment) from Ludwigslust. It was the 1st dragoon-regiment from Mecklenburg.
  11. Well, there is also a book in german language, but 50% of the book seems to be non-military stuff... I´m not sure, if I should buy it https://www.amazon.de/Die-Griechen-Görlitz-1916-1919-Geschichtswissenschaft/dp/3732904148
  12. Hello! That seems to be right. Hatzopoulus was commander of the IV.Army Corps and Karakollos was commander of Kawala. Or do I mix something? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ioannis_Hatzopoulos https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=101026
  13. Hello! I´m not quite sure. According to ranklist 1914 he had: RAO3 with bow and crown KO3 Johanniter (knight) SA3: saxon Albrecht knightcross 1.class GE2b: greek saviour commander cross GV3: britain Victoria commander cross RA2: russian St. Annen medal 2. class
  14. Ah, ok, I haven´t seen the entry of Thorstens page. I mentioned Grevenbroich because of #2, "Grevenbruch bei Köln". That must be Grevenbroich. But in fact, that info is wrong, so we have Grevenbrück near Siegen.
  15. Hello! Is "Siegen" proofed? There is also a "Grevenbroich" , 32km west of Köln (Cologne). Grevenbroich is pronounced: "Grevenbrooch", the "ch" is a laryngeal sound, like it´s used in the arab language. Click on the speaker underneath "Aussprache": https://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/Grevenbroich
  16. Hello! Austrians and germans in a "Sturmtrupp" exercise! "Sturmtruppenlehr-Kursus der D.S.A." (D.S.A. = Deutsche Süd-Armee)
  17. Hello! Thank you very, very much for your help! The info about the greek officer is great! I coud´t believe. one could identify him! Super work, mates!!!! Did you know, that when in Thessaloniki parts of the Greek troops ran over to the Entente, one was afraid that the Greek IV corps in Kavala could act the same way? It follows from this that the OHL, in agreement with the Bulgarian army leadership, established links with the corps in order to "evacuate" it. The leader of the Greek Corps agreed that the soldiers should be treated as guests and allowed to keep their weapons. This was granted and the Greeks (nearly 7000 men) were transported to Görlitz on September 15, 1916, where they officially stayed until 1919 and some even settled there and still have descendants there today! The IV Corps Staff: Kavala (4.Kav.Rgt., 7.Feldart.Rgt., 4.Pi.Rgt., 4.Trsp.Btl., 4.San.Btl.) 5.Div.: Dráma (22.Inf.Rgt., 3/37 Cretan Rgt., 5.Geb.Art.Btl.) 6.Div.: Séres (Inf.Rgt.16-18, 6.Geb.Art.Btl.) 7.div.: Kavála (Inf.Rgt.19-20, 2/21 Cretan Rgt., 7.Geb.Art.Btl.) Note "3/37 Cretan Rgt.". means: 3rd Cretan Regiment (serial number 37) Organizational: The Greek army consisted of 5 army corps with 14 divisions. A corps usually consisted of one Kav.Rgt. (480 men, with 4 Eskadrons with 120 men each), one Art.Rgt. with four battalions (V.Korps only three battalions), each with three batteries of 153 men, one Pioneer-Rgt. with six companies (V.Korps only 1 battalion with 4 companies), one Trsp.Btl. with 3 Kp. (V.Korps only 2 Kp.), one San.Btl. One division consisted of three Inf.Rgt. (5.Div. only two) to three battalions with 1045 men each (each battalion had three Kp. with 253 men), plus one MG-train. In addition there was one Btl. each with three batteries of 103 men each). Altogether there were 41 infantry regiments, 33 of them line regiments, five "Evzone" (Elite) regiments and three Cretan regiments.
  18. Hello! I´ d like to ID the officers of the photos. Any ideas? I think the Generaladjutant is v. Plessen, isn´t he? The officer right of him (2nd photo) could be russian or bulgarian. Thanks a lot, mates!
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