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Post by Glenn2438 » 27 Jan 2004 13:10

OK!

You would find one of these individuals at each k.k. district headquarters.

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Post by Orok » 27 Jan 2004 13:20

Although I'm not sure from the picture but I think he's wearing stars not rosettes on his collar. If this is true then he's not a military official but a non combattant officer. Rechnungsführer?

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Landwehr-Bezirks-Feldwebel

Post by Glenn2438 » 27 Jan 2004 16:48

Hi Orok,

I will kill this now and let somone else have a go.

He is a Landwehr-Bezirksfeldwebel or permanant staff Sergeant Major on the headquarters of a Landwehr District. Unlike most SNCOs he wore a double breasted tunic and additionally a yellow cord on the left shoulder. His rank borte or braid was silver.

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Post by Orok » 27 Jan 2004 19:43

Glenn,

I knew he was a Feldwebel equivalent. I only knew the artillery and cavalry had shoulder cords, and the artillery also had embossed buttons, that is why I came up with a Feuerwerker! :lol:

Please give us more quiz! It's a learning process to us, or at least to me! :lol:

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Tunic

Post by Glenn2438 » 27 Jan 2004 21:11

Hi Orok,

thanks. This might be a little easier :D

The rank and branch of service of the wearer of this tunic.

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Post by agibaer » 27 Jan 2004 22:26

Oberst der Artillerie?

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Post by Orok » 27 Jan 2004 23:08

Hauptmann der (Reitende?) Artillerie (Honved or Hussar regiment?)?

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Post by agibaer » 27 Jan 2004 23:11

Hauptmann, yes. sorry.

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Honvéd

Post by Glenn2438 » 28 Jan 2004 07:37

Hi Robert and Orok,

it is the tunic introduced in 1913 for the newly raised Hungarian Landwehr (Honvéd) artillery and is of course an Hauptmann. Identical in all respects to the normal artillery tunic with the exception of the cuff decoration.

Orek next I think :D

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Post by Orok » 28 Jan 2004 14:32

Thanks Glenn.

I don't really have any good quiz so there is a really easy one.

This is the famous German Feldmarschall von Mackensen. My question is what uniform he is wearing and why he is wearing it?

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Post by agibaer » 28 Jan 2004 16:01

He's wearing a hungarian husar uniform as he was made lieutenant colonel of a husar regiment after the capture in Przemysl and later filedmarshal of this regiment. And I don't know what unit that would have been but I'm sure our friend GLenn knows more abou that 8)

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Mackensen,

Post by Glenn2438 » 28 Jan 2004 16:17

Orok,

GFM von Mackensen became the Regiments-Inhaber or regimental proprietor of k.u.k. Husaren-Regiment Nr. 10 on 11 June 1915.

Robert can ask the next one :D

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Post by Orok » 28 Jan 2004 18:39

Glenn as always is absolutely correct. Here is the original photo before I cropped it and you can read the caption! :lol:

Robert, please give us something to chew on! :lol:

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Post by agibaer » 29 Jan 2004 03:38

I'm sorry I had my sisters birthday party tonite...... so I'll give you an easy one... who is the most known funny character of AH anecdotes from 1890s to WW1?

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Post by Orok » 29 Jan 2004 16:27

I absolutely have no clue! :oops: Anyway my interest is only in military stuff! :lol:

Let's see if Glenn or Stauffenberg knows.

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