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I think it is very possible that he is von Malsen... he seems to have the same medal combination... Leiber , The Scharpe and tinsel... and stands right behind Kronprinz Rupprecht.... I think this may be his flügel adjutant von Malsen! ... and could that be Leonrod to his right? 3 Generations of the crown with 3 Flügel Adjutant behind them?000000a5b.thumb.jpg.e5066f88449be2491285103981471fc4.jpg

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Not sure when in 1914 the pic was taken, but the front row seems to be Rupprecht and 2 of his sons, with heir apparent Luitpold Maximilian Ludwig Karl on the right (who, I gather, died on August 27, 1914).

Second row is Prinz Ludwig Ferdinand plus two Flugeladjutanten (or a Flügeladjutant and a Generaladjutant (hard to make out - the plume says no, the Kantillen on the epaulette are unclear and the Zahringer Löwe Komtur says maybe... My money is on two Flügeladjutanten, though).

Cheers,

 Sandro 

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That is a nice set of medals! From where he is standing, I think the Flugel Adj with the spiked Helmet is probably that od Rupprecht... at this time von Malsen. And the fact that it is a Leiber uniform and seems to be corresponding medal bar... would you agree there are extremely good chances it is him?

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15 minutes ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

That is a nice set of medals! From where he is standing, I think the Flugel Adj with the spiked Helmet is probably that od Rupprecht... at this time von Malsen. And the fact that it is a Leiber uniform and seems to be corresponding medal bar... would you agree there are extremely good chances it is him?

I think you are probably correct. Have you contacted the museum in Ingolstadt to see if they have a picture of von Malsen?

 

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8 hours ago, Glenn J said:

Guys,

I have this young Ludwig Freiherr von Malsen in 1894.

Regards

Glenn

 

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Great find Glenn. I’d say his face has the same features as that of the gentleman in the pic Chris posted, so I think Chris’ identification was correct.

Kind regards,
Sandro

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Chris,

that confirms Malsen. The bemedalled chap to his left is Friedrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Major à la suite der Armee with the uniform of 1. Schweres-Reiter-Regiment. He was the Crown Prince's Hofmarschall. (Hence all the bling)!

Regards

Glenn

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23 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

Just by coincidence.......

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And what, pray, is that urchin doing lurking in the background? Up to no good, I'll be bound. Security obviously wasn't a thing, in those days.

 

 

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Ah, unless it is the real prince who has swapped places with his doppelgänger the bootboy for the day, for a lark! (Full disclosure: I think I might have stolen that idea from a book I read as a child!)

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1 hour ago, Trooper_D said:

 

And what, pray, is that urchin doing lurking in the background? Up to no good, I'll be bound. Security obviously wasn't a thing, in those days.

Ah, unless it is the real prince who has swapped places with his doppelgänger the bootboy for the day, for a lark! (Full disclosure: I think I might have stolen that idea from a book I read as a child!)

Its Gavrilo Princip ... thinking to himself.... "hmmm... file for later use... there IS a way for a poor young man to make it into the history books!"

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