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Here I have a nice photo of an Unteroffizier of the Staff, I. or II.Btl./ Inf.Rgt.78 in Osnabrück.

Note the Litewka for soldiers and NCO´s, with the Unteroffizier´s chevron, worn only upon Litewkas

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Hi Chip!

We have different "Litewka´s key features"


1893: Litewka with red red collar-patch, covered buttons. In that time the rank-chevrons came out:
Gefreiter: One white chevron (with a coloured line for the state), made from "Borte"

Unteroffizier: One chevron from Tresse

Sergeant: One Unteroffizier chevron and a Gefreiten-Chevron above

Fähnrich and Vizefeldwebel: Two chevrons

Feldwebel: Three Chevrons

1900: Litewka with four visible pockets

1903: Litewka with two visible pockets

The "Pietsch" says, that at 7.6.1894 the rank insignias were the same as at the Waffenrock. Only the Feldwebel held his three chevrons.

That doesn´t fit to my pichture, because he has two cocades.

I assume he wears his old Litewka around 1897/98

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