Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

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Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby Sturmabteilung » 07 Jul 2008 18:37

I found this picture the other day whilst researching a project on Ed Gein. I am pretty much stumped by their uniforms. Judging by the spurs and trousers, I believe its safe to say they are some kind of cavalry. Thus far I have deduced they are most likely finnish but any help would be very much appreciated.

P.S. Sorry about the disgusting photo, but I guess thats just war.

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby taltos » 08 Jul 2008 06:21

The collar tabs on the man holding the saber look like Russian Liberation Army, and the pants look similar to cossak's, that's my best guess, but I am no expert.

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby Sturmabteilung » 08 Jul 2008 06:40

i have since realized they are in fact Finnish. take a peek at this modern Finnish dragoon band pic:

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby Mikko H. » 11 Jul 2008 16:57

This (obviously retouched) picture has already been discussed here:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=130106

The text translates as "It is our corpse that has its throat cut"

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby Csaba Becze » 23 Jul 2008 08:59

Yes, it is not a kind of 'disgusting' photo, but a retouched picture for fun. I can show you some similar ones (including a 'hanged' pilot by buddies)
I have true execution pictures also (hanging and shooting of soldiers after a military tribunal's judgement), those are totally different snaps.

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby prof. dr. gen. Cavar » 19 Sep 2008 22:02

WTF???!!! Is this somebodys head???!!! Are this volounteers in Waffen SS? Nice killing by the way...

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby Marcus Wendel » 20 Sep 2008 08:38

prof. dr. gen. Cavar wrote:WTF???!!! Is this somebodys head???!!! Are this volounteers in Waffen SS? Nice killing by the way...


As pointed out above, it is fake photo and the soldiers are Finnish.

/Marcus

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby tom_deba » 20 Nov 2008 17:30

Family of this soldier would have been very shocked how his service in army had been. :lol:

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Re: Help Identifying Soldiers. WARNING - GRAPHIC!

Postby SVaaka » 23 Nov 2008 00:24

Hi!
Theese soldiers are from finnish cavalry. Uniforms are model 1922 and picture taken probably mid 1920-ties. Sword the "hugger" is holding is ex-frech cavalrysable which were bought from France, recall 1922. Certainly the picture is fake - rather goodone?


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