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Here is a wonderful photo of the General Staff of the Generalgouvernement Belgium in Bruxelles.

We see Johann v Zwehl, Militär Gouveneur of Antwerpen and Gen.Mj Gottfried Eduard Bock, Kmdr. Bau Direktion beim Gen Gouv. of  Belgium.

Then there is an austrian officer with a black armband. Proibably because of the decease of Kaiser Franz-Joseph.

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The one in the centre front in the second photo looks like he had more than his share of Ardennes Pate.

Paul

 

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Again, a great photo, Prussian. I wonder if you or anyone else would be kind enough to tell me what this gentleman is wearing? It looks like the kind of thing one might wear in South West Africa rather than Belgium.

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Trooper...  I think that is General Paul Emil von Lettow-Vorbeck; German commander in the German East Africa campaign.

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No mates.  There ain't no cocarde at the hat. It's a chaplain! 

Edited by The Prussian

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First time ever that von Lettow-Vorbeck was confused with a chaplain.

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No mates.  There ain't no cocarde at the hat. It's a chaplain! 

Thanks, Prussian. What's the badge on the front of his hat, do you know?

First time ever that von Lettow-Vorbeck was confused with a chaplain

Now, that made me laugh!

Found two more of them with face-on views of the hat and badge.

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Hello Trooper!

It´s just a white cross between the two cocardes. The capband is violet

With your help, I can now see that. Thanks.

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5495500902_574fea8a45_b.jpgps748 by Joe Robinson, on Flickr

Division chaplain 25th infantry division–This guy is Catholic. He has the body of Christ on his cross and has a small sized cross on his hat.

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Division chaplain of the 25th Hessian division. This one is Protestant. Notice that there is no cross on his hat–nonstandard. Also his cross does not have the body of Christ. You cannot clearly see the Chi rho symbol on the cross.

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and for Belgium…

 

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Friedrich Gottlob Erich Schlegel, 24.2.1866-26.4.1938, Evangelischer Feldpropst der Armee from 1919 to 1934 (and also of the Navy from 1929-34). From 1911 to 1917, he was the Evangelischer Oberpfarrer of the IV.Armeekorps, from 1917 to 1918 Oberpfarrer of the Generalgouvernment Belgien, and acting Feldpropst from 1918 to 1919.---This description originally came from Dave.

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Brilliant photos, Joe! Thank you very much!

I forgot to say, that the chaplain in the first photo in #10 is Divisionspfarrer Foohs (bav.23.Inf.Div.)

Do you have a photo of a jewish chaplain? I´ve never seen one on a photo

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Oh, a very nice photo too! He is a father, so he wears his habit with a field cap!

He was a Capuchin in Blieskastel

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