Hindenburg as k.u.k. regiment Inhaber

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Hindenburg as k.u.k. regiment Inhaber

Post by Orok » 22 Mar 2004 13:47

Here is a small picture of Hindenburg in k.u.k. uniform, obviously as the Inhaber of a regiment. Can anyone tell me which regiment he was Inhaber? And does anyone have a better quality picture of Hindenburg in k.u.k. uniform?

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I.R. 69

Post by Glenn2438 » 22 Mar 2004 14:09

Hi Orok,

GFM von Hindenburg was appointed as the Inhaber of k.u.k. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 69 on the 29th of November 1914 in succession to the late Feldzeugmeister Ernst Freiherr von Leithner who had died in July 1914. I'll have a search and see if I can find a better photograph.

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Post by Orok » 22 Mar 2004 14:32

Hi Glenn,

Thank you very much! :lol: I am looking forward to seeing the picture!

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Hindenburg

Post by Glenn2438 » 22 Mar 2004 14:44

Hi Orok,

here is the best I can do.

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 22 Mar 2004 14:51

W O N D E R F U L

Thanks for sharing it. You really have one of the most impressive archives in Europe Glenn. :lol:

Eeehm ... what´s the left breast star (from our point of view)?

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Post by Orok » 22 Mar 2004 15:01

Thank you Glenn,

I have learned to trust that you have evrything! :lol:

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Post by Orok » 22 Mar 2004 15:03

Hi Stauffenberg,

I think the star on the breast pocket is the Military Merit Cross.

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Post by FANGIO » 22 Mar 2004 16:19

Hi everybody!
Please, could someone tell me what does "k.u.k." and "Inhaber" mean?
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Post by Stauffenberg II » 22 Mar 2004 16:31

k. u. k:
kaiserlich und königlich
= imperial and royal
= Austrian and Hungarian

Inhaber was a Colonel-in-Chief (some kind of honorary Chief). It was "his" Regiment.

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Post by Stauffenberg II » 22 Mar 2004 16:34

Here are parts of his decs (thanks to JohnW):

Order of the Black Eagle
Grand Cross of the Order of the Red Eagle with Oakleaves and Swords on Ring
Grand Cross of the Iron Cross on Star
Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Iron Cross 1st kl. 1914
Iron Cross II kl. 1870
Order of the Red Eagle 4th kl. with swords
Saxon Order of St. Heinrich, Grand Cross and Kmndr 1st kl.
Bavarian Order of Max-Joseph, Grand Cross
Wurttemburg Order of Military Merit, Grand Cross
Baden Military Order of Karl Friedrich, Grand Cross
Austrian Military Maria Theresa Order, Grand Cross
Austrian Military Merit Cross, 1st and 3rd classes with wd

Austrian Large Golden Military Merit Medal
Finnish Order of the Cross of Liberty, Grand Cross with swords
Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece

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Post by FANGIO » 22 Mar 2004 17:32

Many thanks Stauffenberg II.
Regarding Hindenburg's awards, is there a web site where I can see photographs of the decorations you've listed?
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Post by Orok » 22 Mar 2004 17:39

Fangio,

For Austro-Hungarian decorations, go to Glenn's site Austro-Hungarian Army - Orders and Decorations.

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Post by FANGIO » 22 Mar 2004 17:57

Thanks Orok. I've already seen Glenn's site but didn't see that part (Orders and Decorations). Going there right now.
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Hindenburg's awards

Post by JohnW » 22 Mar 2004 22:59

Stauffenberg II

I would like Glenn to back me up on this, but I believe that the star that you are referring to is the star of the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Stephan. You out there Glenn?

John

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Post by Klemen L. » 25 Mar 2004 14:42

I would just like to add that far more information about Field-Marshal Hindenburg and his relation with the 69th Székesféhervár Infantry Regiment may be obtained from the regimental history of 69th Infantry Regiment that was published just shortly before the outbreak of World War 2. The full title of the book is:

Ferenc Crettier: "A volt cs. és kir. 69. "Hindenburg" vézer-tábornagy nevét viselő gyalogezred törtenete 1910-1918", 1937

I don't know if this can help someone or not, but I reckon it sure can't hurt to know. :roll: :wink:

lp,

Klemen

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