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Hello Paul!

Freikorps Paulssen wore those badges. Cloth patches were also worn.

It´s the coat-of-arm of the Hohenzollern.

Freikorps Paulssen built together with Freikorps Kühme and Detachement Fulda the Detachement Lierau.

They belonged to the Freikorps Schlesien.

Freikorps Paulssen was set-up 10.12.1918 by members from Geb.MG-Abt.229 (three companies)

Since 1.1.1920 it became Reichswehr-Geb.MG-Abt.201



Maybe it´s a war-photo...

The 1.Garde-Regiment zu Fuß had those Hohenzollern coat-of-army upon their steel-helmet.

Maybe they had sleeve-badges too??? 1st Rgt.z.F. could fit, because I can´t see anything upon the the shoulder straps and he wears Garde-Litzen.


The 1.Garde-Rgt.z.F. was I.Btl. of Freikorps Potsdam. Unfortunately I don´t know their badge. I think they had crossed swords behind a steel-helmet.


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I'm almost certain it's Freikorps Paulssen.

Here are a pair of Freikorps Paulssen shoulder boards. Not everyone wore these. They most likely were worn later and may even have been worn as a tradition badge when Fk Paulsen became part of the Reichswehr.



FK Paulssen shoulder boardscompsm.jpg

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On ‎7‎/‎16‎/‎2016 at 12:03, The Prussian said:

The 1.Garde-Rgt.z.F. was I.Btl. of Freikorps Potsdam. Unfortunately I don´t know their badge. I think they had crossed swords behind a steel-helmet.


As an aside, here's the Freikorps Potsdam badge to which you refer.


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