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Hello Everyone,

I hope this is posted in the correct section.

This is a post card I just got showing a very uninterested looking chap with the EK II ribbon. It was his air of disinterest in the photographer that first drew me to purchase this photo then I noticed a few other details like the ribbon. In the background is a door that looks like a stable door and a hand-written notice "Gast=Stallung". My knowledge of German is limited to ordering a beer at Oktoberfest (coming soon to the Kitchener, Ontario area). I think it might read "Guest Stalls". I think the "=" is just the sign writer's style.

Would this be a member of the German Calvary?

I would really like to hear your thoughts on this.

Sorry there is no insignia for you to go by.

A hardy Oktoberfest Cheers to all. :cheers:

Brian

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Brian,

He's not a cavalryman. Most of the cavalry units retained the standing collar for their early field gray uniforms. He is wearing infantry style boots as well. Even with an enlargement, it may be difficult to pin him down. The Swedish cuffs could indicate several types of units.

Chip

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Brian,

He's not a cavalryman. Most of the cavalry units retained the standing collar for their early field gray uniforms. He is wearing infantry style boots as well. Even with an enlargement, it may be difficult to pin him down. The Swedish cuffs could indicate several types of units.

Chip

Hi Chip,

Thanks for the information, it's a pretty generic photo and I sure didn't give you much to go by. I liked his attitude and the EK 2 ribbon.

Cheers

Brian

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