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Chris : Nice photos each with a unique story behind . I observed that the saxon of IR 182 and the man of the RIR 13 both wears spurs with their infantry boots ¿ machine gunners , meldereiters ? The feldwebelleutnant of the IR 40 uses on his left breast a strange badge ¿ do you know what is ? . thanks for share . 

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Bayern,

Those "spurs" you mention are not spurs, they are "Marschriemen" (also, Fußschoner). They were used to tighten up the boot around the ankle to keep the foot from slipping around in the boot and to prevent the boot being pulled off in the mud.

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Hello dante!

Very noice thing! Interesting the two different green colours!

A cover with green numbers like this was worn between mid/end august 1914 until november 1916.

But we have Landsturm. Those units recieved their helmets in march 1915.

The number is the number of the infantry-bataillon, which set-up the Landsturm-Bataillon (later they had the army-corps-number and the number of the bataillon).

Here we have two possibilities:

1) Prussian infantry-brigade no. 5 (Stettin) or

2) Bavarian infantry-brigade no. 5 (Zweibrücken)

 

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