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Regards, Hardy

LOOKS LIKE HE CUSTOMIZED HIS CUFFS

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He is also wearing a Prussian Koppelschloss

Hardy

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:off topic:

I looove the "hip-hop style" watch :cheeky:

I have a lot of pictures with Swedish soldiers from around 1915-18 with BIG former breast watches now made into

theese modern wristwatches with a type of leather holster.

Very nice Pic !

Christer

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For Chris

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Regards, Hardy

No shoulder straps - is that correct for this uniform?

Hardy

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Hardy,

I think the oddities in this photo are due to it being a postwar image. The missing national cockade, the Bavarian cockade along with a Prussian belt buckle, the odd cuff design, the lack of the Kragenpatten, all lead me to this conclusion.

Chip

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Hardy,

I think the oddities in this photo are due to it being a postwar image. The missing national cockade, the Bavarian cockade along with a Prussian belt buckle, the odd cuff design, the lack of the Kragenpatten, all lead me to this conclusion.

Chip

Thanks Chip;

I thought as much (but wasn't too sure) - It could not have been long after the war since the the EKII recipient is still a boy - you think he is a member of a Freikorps unit?

Hardy

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I read that Freikorps-Oberland wore the Edelweiss as insignia.

Hardy

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Here is another one: Hans ? from K?nigliches Bayerisches Infanterie Regiment ?, III. Bataillon

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Regards, Hardy

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Hans is from the b.Infanterie Leib Regiment and they were in the Alpenkorps.

Chip

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"Correct me if I am wrong, but I have never seen an Edelwei? being worn on a Tschako"

Maybe not on the Tschako itself, but you may find it on period pictures or drawings on the Tschako's ?berzug

Gilles

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"Correct me if I am wrong, but I have never seen an Edelwei? being worn on a Tschako"

Maybe not on the Tschako itself, but you may find it on period pictures or drawings on the Tschako's ?berzug

Gilles

I think the Landhutter Auction house had one on an officers Tschako, but I did not like it. Went for a fortune though!

On the special death certificate for the Alpenkorps they have a drawing with a grave with a Tschacko, Picklehaube and Artillery haube, all with cloth covers and with Edelweis on.

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Maybe the drawing was by Albert Reich himself, who illustrated many books and postcards about the Alpenkorps during WWI. Could you please check this, Chris?

Best regards

Gilles

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Here is a Goslarer Jaeger! He wore the Gibraltar cuff title and it seems he had a Edelweiss on his cap too.

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I do have a period picture showing the Edelweis-badge being worn on the left side of the shako-cover.

Regards

jaeger7-de

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I do have a period picture showing the Edelweis-badge being worn on the left side of the shako-cover.

Regards

jaeger7-de

Please show it to us! wink.gif

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Chris,

The cap is an enlisted issue visored M1908. It was normally worn by support troops, i.e., Sanitäter, Krankenträger, Train, Pionier, usw..

Chip

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Since this is an Ausmarsch photo (flowers and all), one would not expect a recent trainee to have one of those.

Chip

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