Colour of leather for Prussian troops in 1864/66/70-71

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Colour of leather for Prussian troops in 1864/66/70-71

Post by Deutsche_Wehrmacat » 23 Jun 2021 08:10

Hello all,

Recently I've found myself somewhat confused at what colour leather equipment Prussia used.
So far I've heard it's black for the Garde Korps, and white for all other Regiments - but I've seen period postcards and illustrations that suggest this, or the other way around, or a mix of both. It is quite confusing.

If anyone can help, I would be very thankful.

Cheers,
Nikita

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Re: Colour of leather for Prussian troops in 1864/66/70-71

Post by Hans1906 » 24 Jun 2021 13:07

Nikita, another internet search for "lederzeug preussische armee" could be helpful for your research...

Google photo search:https://www.google.com/search?q=lederze ... 00&bih=759

Besides the photo search, look at the many links with a "normal" internet search. :wink:

Good luck for your further research..! :milwink:


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Re: Colour of leather for Prussian troops in 1864/66/70-71

Post by Deutsche_Wehrmacat » 25 Jun 2021 02:56

Thank you very much, it did not even occur to me to search in German.

Cheers,
Nikita

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Re: Colour of leather for Prussian troops in 1864/66/70-71

Post by Hans1906 » 26 Jun 2021 11:11

Nikita, you are welcome... :milwink:

You may also like to look at:

Deutsches Heer (Deutsches Kaiserreich) https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsches ... iserreich)
Alte Armee (Multi language website) http://www.altearmee.de/index2.htm
Historischer Bilderdienst http://www.historischer-bilderdienst.de ... /index.php


Hans

P.S. Please search the vintage and antique books online database ZVAB for example for "preussen uniform", tons of books and other
stuff, from very cheap to horrible expensive...
ZVAB https://www.zvab.com/?cm_sp=TopNav-_-Results-_-Logo
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