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Dunkelblau shoulder straps - Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr.11


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Just when I think I got this shoulder strap stuff to a point where I'm confident, something comes along to confuse me again.

So, here are two CDVs. Both taken in Thorn, Prussia. The garrison of Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr.11

The one with an artillery pickelhaube, is clearly...well...artillery. His strap is white with a "red" 11 - as expected.

Now the second guy, with the great mustache and cool glasses - his strap looks white with a "red" 11 - but his has piping around the edge. This has the date 1906 on the reverse.

I've looked at all the other "11" regiments; the only other one that is nearby is Dragoon Nr. 11 in Lyck (further east in Prussia). Except their strap is supposed to be "wine red" with a yellow 11.

So, Chip... what's up with the different straps for Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr.11?

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