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  • Birthday 12/02/1967

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    German military 1870-1933 (uniforms, history of formations) ; Artillery , A7V tank

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  1. Hello! Heavy (Foot) Artillery Regiment N°9 in Köln-Wahn. The coloured collar tabs belonged to the "Litewka" (another kind of tunic. The white stripes indicated the ranks. One strupe: Gefreiter, two stripes: Obergefreiter
  2. Hello! A friend of mine asked me something about this optic. Here is his letter to me: I have been interested in the attached optics for some time. For me it is of Russian origin and to be dated approximately to the time shortly before the WKI (1910-1914). Special features are an additional sight for aiming at dusk/night and a close focus (sharp up to 50cm). A friend was sceptical about my thesis that it could be a target optic for the Russian Maxim-MG PM1910. Also the curator of the Finnish Army Museum could not fully help me with the optic, although he thought it probable th
  3. Hello! It´s hard to see. I can´t recognize the shoulder board insignia. But I think you´re right with the collar. War ministry and general-adjutants had golden Litzen. Silver were officers of the general staff and wing-adjutants, and all "Traffic" troops. The problem, in your photo I don´t see shoulder boards of a staff-officer, so I would say, it´s an official
  4. Hi Andrew! No. Garde-Füsiliere had black leather like the Füsilier-Bataillons of regular infantry regiments. This is a "Garde-Regiment zu Fuß". 1.Rgt. white shoulder straps 2.Rgt. red shoulder straps 3.Rgt. yellow shoulder straps (appear black on b/w photos) 4.Rgt. blue shoulder straps And the 3.Rgt. had their barracks close to the Skalitzer Str.
  5. Hello! 1) Right. Everything fits. The cuffs have white pipings. Gren.Rgt.3 2) Hard to say. It will be Schützen-Rgt. 108 or Jäger-Btl. 12 3) Pionier-Btl.3. The man was commanded to the Cavalry-Telegraph-school. ("Kavallerie-Telegraphen-Schule"). Example:
  6. By the way... The short braid upon the shoulder strap indicates, that he was commanded to the "Lehr-Infanterie-Regiment"
  7. Hello! Right. The photo shows only one cockade. So it was taken before 1897. Since 1901 they received an armband "Gibraltar"
  8. Hi Kirill! Thanks for the link! Unfortunately the author was wrong. It´s always better to check original orders. The green shoulder strap is from the era before 1865
  9. Hello! It was also called Jugendwehr. The armband says: " Kgl. Generalkommissariat für die militärische Jugendvorbereitung" (Royal General Commissariat for Military Youth Preparation)
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