The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Polar bear » 03 May 2012 21:06

hi,

more than one week later, hint #2

as an auxiliary, the ship carried the same name as another warship that had been decorated with an prestigious order before the war.

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by sirius02 » 06 May 2012 04:17

The ship with 4 names, initially known as German GUTENFELS, captured by the British at Port Said, at the beginning of the war, first renamed POLOVAN by the latter, this name then changed to TURRITELLA, recaptured by the German commerce raider WOLF II, and turned into an auxiliary commerce raider and renamed ILTIS. It was scuttled by its own crew near Aden, to avoid capture by HMS ODIN

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Post by Polar bear » 06 May 2012 16:53

hello, Sirius,

quite right, I couldn´t have told it better !

over to you,

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by sirius02 » 07 May 2012 02:12

Sorry, I don´t have questions to post, so I guess anybody is free to do it

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 23 May 2012 09:35

OK, I'll give it a go...

Some regiments of the Imperial German armies wore battle honours as scrolls on their Pickelhaube plates. Most of these (for example "Waterloo") were awarded for fighting against the French at one time or another. As far as I know, only one was awarded for fighting alongside the French. Which battle honour was it and which units wore it?

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Post by Attrition » 23 May 2012 10:30

Borodino? Hang on, Boxer rebellion??

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Post by Chris Dale » 23 May 2012 11:42

Good guesses but no battle honours for Borodino and the Boxer Rebellion were not worn on Pickelhauben as far as I know.

Here's an example from http://www.pickelhauben.net of a Pickelhaube with honours for the Peninsular Campaign and Waterloo.

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Post by Polar bear » 23 May 2012 20:24

hi,
Chris Dale wrote:a Pickelhaube with honours for the Peninsular Campaign and Waterloo.
a German helmet with an English inscription ? ... makes one wonder whether that´s real ... or just a fake

my own guess is a honour for a battle in the war of the Spanish succession (1701-13), e.g. Höchstädt (or Blenheim), worn in the Bavarian army

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Post by Glenn2438 » 23 May 2012 22:06

Hi Chris,

how about 2. Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88? They wore the inscription Mesa di Ibor and Medellin, battle honours of the former 2. Nassauisches Infanterie-Regiment which fought against Britain and Spain during the Peninsular War.

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Post by Chris Dale » 24 May 2012 09:58

Glenn! We meet again!

Yes, of course you are right. Curious though isn't it? All the other battle honours I'd noted on helmets are for fighting the French (or sometimes the Spanish or Austrians), then this one for fighting under French command.

PB, the spelling for Peninsular and Waterloo are the same in both languages.

Your question, Glenn....

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Post by Glenn2438 » 24 May 2012 23:05

Thanks Chris,

what uniform is His Majesty wearing here?

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Chris Dale » 27 May 2012 14:07

I'm not sure but the oak leaf collar lace looks like that of a Mecklenburg-Schwerin general...

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Post by Glenn2438 » 27 May 2012 21:38

Hi Chris,

it is a bit nearer to home than that. :D

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Post by Chris Dale » 27 May 2012 22:02

:lol: ... of course it is! I spend so much time looking at the Imperial German forces, I couldn't see the wood for the trees! His uniform is that of a British General as seen at the IWM-

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...with his regiment presumably being the 1st (Royal) Dragoons, of which he was colonel in chief from 1894-1914?

with help from Joe's site http://www.pickelhauben.net/map/preussen.htm

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Re: The official AHF Imperial German Army & Navy quiz thread

Post by Glenn2438 » 27 May 2012 22:11

Hi Chris,

indeed it is. The original is erroneously captioned as an "English" Field Marshal.

Over to you.

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