The columns on the litzen (collar tabs) what do they symbolize or mean?

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Re: The columns on the litzen (collar tabs) what do they symbolize or mean?

Post by HPL2008 » 29 Jun 2022 16:48

PunctuationHorror wrote:
29 Jun 2022 15:22
Is there a reason why the Austrian/Austro-Hungarian Army didn't adapt litzen? Obviously, litzen were not in fashion there.
Austria-Hungary was a different country with its own traditions, culture and style.

(Although, interestingly, there was a period during the inter-war/1st Republic years when the Austrian army closely modelled its insignia on those of the German Reichswehr, to include the use of the double Litzen. If I recall correctly, this was ca. 1920 to 1933.)

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Post by Gorque » 29 Jun 2022 18:11

Great information regarding Litzen. I always wondered if they denoted rank, but never thought to ask, so a special shout-out to the OP for broaching the subject. :thumbsup: Regarding their grounding from Roman times, could this have something to do with the HRE?-

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