17th Infantry regiment "Kranjski Janezi"

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17th Infantry regiment "Kranjski Janezi"

Post by Oberst Mihael » 06 Jan 2005 10:22

I wasn't sure where to post this, so I just put it here, because I'm interested mainly in the prewar details of this regiment.

Does anyone have any information about it? All I know about this Slovene regiment is that it rebelled towards the end of the war in Judenburg, but that's it... :(
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Post by maxxx » 07 Jan 2005 17:24

The "Infanterieregiment Nr. 10 was named "Gustav V. König von Schweden der Goten und Wenden "- that is probably not the Unit you are looking for.

Do you mean Honved (hungarian Landwehr) Regiment Nr. 10 "Miscolczer Landwehr Inf. Reg. Nr. 10" from Erlau? But it was 98% Hungarian, not Slowenian.

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Post by Kranjski_Janez » 07 Jan 2005 19:20

Oberst,

I guess you mean 17th Infantry Regiment (17. pešpolk) which conscription region was Carniola and whose soldiers was nicknamed "kranjski Janezi" or "cesarjeviči" later.

After a quick search I've found these sites.... I guess Slovene is not a problem for you:
C. i. kr. 17. pehotni polk
Galerija fotografij iz 1. svetovne vojne

Unfortunately there's not much information about this regiment on the Web.

IR 17 is somehow mentioned here:
Austro-Hungarian Infantry 1914-1918

I hope this is of some help. :wink:

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Infanterieregiment Ritter von Milde Nr. 17

Post by Glenn2438 » 07 Jan 2005 19:59

Oberst,

Infanterieregiment Ritter von Milde Nr. 17 was one of the oldest regiments of the k.u.k. Army having been in existance since the 13th of February 1674. Although not initially recruited from Slovenes it was from 1817 onwards. It fought with distinction in all the later wars of the nineteenth century: 1848/49 against Piedmont, 1859 against France and Piedmont and again against the Italians at Custozza in 1866. Its last pre WW1 campaign was in Bosnia-Hercegovina in 1878 as part of the 7th Division. Prior to mobilisation in 1914 it was stationed at Klagenfurt with the 1st battalion at Ljubljana under the command of Oberst Adolf Freiherr von Stillfried und Rathenitz. The last but one regimental proprietor (Inhaber) was General der Infanterie Hugo Ritter Milde von Helfenstein who held the appointment from 4th February 1897 until his death in November 1916. He was succeeded by Crown Prince Otto, the young son of the last Kaiser. As regards the "rebellion" on 2nd November 1918, the official history remarks that however Infanterieregiment 17 (6th Infantry Division) was no longer willing to go into the front lines.

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Post by Oberst Mihael » 08 Jan 2005 12:39

Oops yes I mean the 17th, not 10th...typo :oops: :oops:

Thanks for the info guys! If they didn't rebel at Judenburg, which unit did so?

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Post by Locke » 09 Jan 2005 12:47

Hello Miha,

check this forum -- there's some info on books about IR 17.

http://p205.ezboard.com/fsf1517frm19.showMessage?topicID=41.topic

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Post by Oberst Mihael » 09 Jan 2005 12:56

Thanks, I didn't know we have a forum about WWI! :lol: 8O

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Post by Kranjski_Janez » 10 Jan 2005 17:14

Oberst Mihael wrote:Oops yes I mean the 17th, not 10th...typo :oops: :oops:

Thanks for the info guys! If they didn't rebel at Judenburg, which unit did so?

But they did.
Have a look:
http://nato.gov.si/eng/publications/obramba/obramba-03.pdf:
Soldiers of the 17th infantry regiment rebelled in Judenburg on May 12,1918. Twenty rebels were killed and 120 of them were wounded. Four leaders of the rebellion were shot – executed – on May 16.

or
http://www.stile.coventry.ac.uk/cbs/staff/beech/ahnavy/1918.htm
12/13
Reserve troops of the Laibacher Husarenregiment Nr. 17 "Kronprinz" mutinied in Judenburg in response to three days without receiving bread; six men court-martialled and shot.

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