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by Glennj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named
Replies: 13
Views: 590

Re: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named

It is a lovely helmet but you will not find a Prussian general officer of that name. Perhaps a later owner?

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 5270

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

Oh at least three beers! Anyway for starters: Medical officers were just that: since 1873, commissioned officers but prior to that military officials. The military cooks were regimental personnel assigned for that purpose from the unit‘s companies, squadrons and batteries under the supervision of a ...
by Glennj
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Friedrich v. Merkatz
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Friedrich v. Merkatz

Hi Joe, never say never! Not the best portrait but something of Herr v. Markatz. From "Geschichte der Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung Nr 1 : nach d. amtl. Kriegstagebüchern u. dem vom Reichsarchiv hrsg. 'Der Weltkrieg' u. privaten Aufzeichnungen der Kameraden", (1936). Regards Glenn http://www.austro-hun...
by Glennj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Friedrich v. Merkatz
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Friedrich v. Merkatz

Joe, I do not immediately have a portrait of Colonel v. Merkatz. However, I note that the ZMSBw in Potsdam holds a copy of: "Geschichte der Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung Nr 1 : nach d. amtl. Kriegstagebüchern u. dem vom Reichsarchiv hrsg. 'Der Weltkrieg' u. privaten Aufzeichnungen der Kameraden", (1936...
by Glennj
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Steve,

As ordered in January 1917, all divisions were to have an establishment of two pioneer companies under a battalion staff. The result of this with regards to the Bavarian army was the amalgamation of exant pioneer companies into Bavarian Pionier-Bataillone 1 - 26.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: General major to id, please
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: General major to id, please

The problem is, that without instantly recognising the General, there honestly is not enough to go on to aid in his identification. The Saxon Albrectsorden officers‘ cross with swords does not even narrow him down to a Saxon officer; dozens of senior Prussian officers were also recipients of this or...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: Verlag Militaria: Pioniere-Verkehrstruppen-Train
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Verlag Militaria: Pioniere-Verkehrstruppen-Train

My copy arrived today.

As usual, excellent work by messrs Herr and Nguyen.

Some wonderful period photographs and portraits as well as superb colour photographs of examples of clothing, headdress and side arms etc.

A worthy addition to the series.

Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Reserve Infantry Officer
Replies: 19
Views: 2974

Re: Bavarian Reserve Infantry Officer

John,

if I may offer an opinion on the name, I think it more likely to be Fallenbacher or even Faltenbacher. Of the two, Leutnant d.R. Karl Fallenbacher of 12. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment is perhaps a likely contender.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fahnrich Question #2
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Fahnrich Question #2

John,

yes. However, those Fähnrich who had passed the officers' examination could additionally wear an officers' pattern cap in undress and off-duty.

Bekleidungsordnung II. Teil 1903, § 140.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 1911-Manöver
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

Re: 1911-Manöver

I think it is somewhat earlier than 1911. The chaps are all wearing non blackened sword scabbards and those that are visible are wearing two sling loops attached to the scabbards. Should therefore be pre 26 June 1905. Assuming this is the case and the photo dates from the early 1900s, I would say th...
by Glennj
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Identifying Officer shoulder boards
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Re: Help Identifying Officer shoulder boards

Nothing that I have read so far would confirm that the Baden contingent wore anything other than pure Prussian pattern shoulder boards after they were introduced in 1867. The regimental histories just state that the officers wore shoulder boards of the Prussian pattern.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with ID and translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Help with ID and translation

This from the regimental history of Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4.

Regards
Glenn

Image
by Glennj
Wed May 31, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with ID and translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Help with ID and translation

James,

Can't decipher the 2nd word yet.

Meinem ? Adjutanten zur Erinnerung an großer Zeit. Oberst von Massow Feldzug 1914-1918.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed May 31, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with ID and translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1401

Re: Help with ID and translation

James,

fine portrait of Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm v. Massow, regimental commander of Grenadier-Regiment N. 4.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

Here is a good example. From a 1988 article in the Zeitschrift für Heereskunde . Captioned as a Stabsarzt Dr. Ropertz from an 1887 album commemorating the retirement of the XIV. Armeekorps corps Surgeon, Generalarzt Dr. von Beck. In fact, Stabsartz Dr. August Ropertz, a former battalion medical offi...
by Glennj
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

Tony, John, the Baden cockade was worn above the Prussian. This from the 1895 Prussian officers' dress regulations. See the Officer from the Baden contingent in this photo. Regards Glenn http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11020 http://austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/forumpic/badencockad...
by Glennj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Pictures of Uhlans
Replies: 13
Views: 2741

Re: Pictures of Uhlans

Max, Perhaps it was not allowed by the official regulations. I keep on searching! I certainly get that impression. The method of wear is detailed in the 1896 clothing regulations and it simply states that the cord should be worn around the neck at the lower edge of the collar. No mention is made of ...
by Glennj
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Drafter of the Serbian ultimatum Tschapka? ID Help Sought
Replies: 5
Views: 2293

Re: Drafter of the Serbian ultimatum Tschapka? ID Help Sough

Mark, it is not an officers' tschapka, rather that of a private soldier. Tschapkas of both officers and NCOs were further distinguished by rank braid and in the case of officers with ornamented chin scales, braided rosette and the top of the "mortar board" also in the regimental colour. The white co...
by Glennj
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Rittmeister von Petersdorff
Replies: 15
Views: 2685

Re: Rittmeister von Petersdorff

Lovely grouping. The photograph shows him as an Oberleutnant in 1. Garde-Dragoner-Regiment Königin Viktoria von Großbritannien und Irland.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Russian cavalry
Replies: 3
Views: 1810

Re: Russian cavalry

There is a wonderful book covering the uniforms of the Imperial Russian cavalry in 1914 by Gerard Gorokhoff. Fortunately for the Russian language challenged (including me), it is in Russian and English: The Russian Imperial Cavalry, Collectors books 1908. Regards Glenn http://austro-hungarian-army.c...
by Glennj
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako
Replies: 9
Views: 2769

Re: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako

That is a pretty rare thing. As the battalion was only established for 19 officers, there cannot be many originals lurking around.

Commander
Adjutant
Quartermaster/Paymaster (Rechnungsführer)
4 officers per company

= 19

Perhaps a handful more as replacements during the war.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz
Replies: 37
Views: 6561

Re: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz

John, Please find below from left to right illustrations of: Prussian officers' portepee. Imperial troddel for an 8th company. Later Reichswehr (post 1928)/Wehrmacht pattern troddel for an 8th company. The Fähnrich as well as senior non-commissioned officers (Feldwebel/Vizefeldwebel etc.) wore the o...
by Glennj
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz
Replies: 37
Views: 6561

Re: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz

John, an interesting conundrum. With regards to the number of companies in a Foot Artillery Regiment, I can confirm as at 1914 there were in fact eight in peacetime. Please see the extract for Fuß-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 8 for 1914 which shows the officers assigned to that company. The Portepee is s...
by Glennj
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fahnrich Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1798

Re: Fahnrich Question

John, until he passed his officers' examination and was thereafter entitled to wear the officers' sword the situation is clear; he wore the normal soldiers' pattern belt. Once permitted to carry a sword, the situation is not explicitly covered in the dress regulations. They merely state that the swo...
by Glennj
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: Under Arms of the Kaiser by Mike Kelso
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Under Arms of the Kaiser by Mike Kelso

I ordered a copy from Mike the other day. Having seen some of the excerpts of the preliminary drafts, I am very much looking forward to receiving it.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need Help Interpreting Rangliste
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Re: Need Help Interpreting Rangliste

Jim,

it is the date of the wound at Maricourt (22 March 1918) that led to his death on 29 March 1918. v = Verwundung (wound).

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General a'la Suite?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: General a'la Suite?

Ron, as a supplement to my earlier reply, there were a tiny number of general officers who wore the uniform of the Pioneers as an honorific. I don't own a copy of Randy T's book on 'Spiked Helmets of Imperial Germany' so am unable to see the particular helmet referred to. The number of general offic...
by Glennj
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General a'la Suite?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: General a'la Suite?

Ron, I am not convinced there is such a thing as a "Pioneer Generals'" helmet. As you correctly state, a General à la suite wore silver fittings but gold stars on the spike base. A general officer whose original branch of the service was the engineer and pioneer branch wore a normal general officers...
by Glennj
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 6th Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment
Replies: 23
Views: 3223

Re: 6th Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment

b.loree wrote:Ok...I have to demonstrate my ignorance here Lt, (Lieutenant) I know but d. R. ? Dragoner Regt ?? de Reserve ?
der Reserve.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 6th Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment
Replies: 23
Views: 3223

Re: 6th Bavarian Cheveaux Leger Officer

Very nice.

Leutnant d.R. (24.1.10) Edgar Tregler. Promoted to Oberleutnant d.R. on 22.7.15 (Patent of 1.6.15). Appears to have spent most of the war in Train units.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 6th KR nickname?
Replies: 24
Views: 3521

Re: 6th KR nickname?

Almost all officers and troopers were Jewish" Hardly??? This from the 1914 Prussian Army list. Of the twenty five officers listed every single one without exception is from the Prussian nobility including four Counts and three Barons! Regards Glenn http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/forumpic/kr...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

the 1880s saw caps becoming increasingly taller and more cylindrical in construction
A great example from around 1880. Sekonde-Lieutenant Ludolf v. Lüderitz of 1. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 9 in Metz.

Regards
Glenn

Image
by Glennj
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

John, It certainly appears from period photographs that the fashion and style changed throughout the period. In the 1870s for instance the caps seem almost like those of the Russian army, the 1880s saw caps becoming increasingly taller and more cylindrical in construction and a reversion in the 1890...
by Glennj
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Cockades and Flügeladjutants
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Cockades and Flügeladjutants

Managed to identify the laid-back officer with the Pickelhaube, one Oberstlieutenant a.D (1891 char. Oberst a.D.) Hermann v. Arnswald (1813-1894), the "Burgkommandant" of the Wartburg. He also wears the uniform of Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 94. The Sachsen-Weimar cockade is just visible on the left han...
by Glennj
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Randolpho, For the non German readers, I will provide an English résumé: Victor von Usedom was born in Königsberg, East Prussia on 17 December 1842. Following his education in the cadet corps, he entered Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1 as a Sekonde-Lieutenant on 6 March 1860. He was employed as the adjutan...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Cockades and Flügeladjutants
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Re: Cockades and Flügeladjutants

The cockade situation of the smaller states incorporated into the Prussian army is quite convoluted prior to 1897. It might be useful to elaborate a little: Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 (Oldenburg) Officers: Prussian only Feldwebel, Vizefeldwebel & Fähnrich: Prussian only Sergeant, Unteroffizier, Gefr...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Randolpho, I don't know what your German is like but before I scan a couple of pages on General v. Usedom, here is a much briefer résumé of Konstantin v. Jastrzemski's career. Born in Liegnitz on 1 April. 1875. Following his education at his parents' home and the cadet corps, he entered Infanterie-R...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Cockades and Flügeladjutants
Replies: 5
Views: 1321

Cockades and Flügeladjutants

I came across this rather nice photograph at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg website. It is interesting on a couple of levels. It was captioned "Der Kaiser auf der Wartburg in Eisenach". It appears to be around 1889. Note the two relatively youthful then Flügeladjutanten (later Generaladjut...
by Glennj
Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Here are extracts from two period "Ranglisten" showing the position and seniority of Max v. Prittwitz. The first is from the seniority section of the naval list of 1911 which gives information as to current held rank, orders and decorations, naval station (Ost or Baltic), the dates of entry into bot...
by Glennj
Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

( I have the same problem with Von Usedom in the 95 Inf 1893)"
a problem shared :D Oberst (later Generalleutnant) Victor v. Usedom (1842-1900). Please let me know if you need further information regarding this gentleman.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Born 29 March 1876 in Breslau, educated in his parents' home and entered Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 11 as an "Avantageur" (Fahnenjunker) on 1 December 1894. Promoted to Portepee-Fähnrich on 18 April 1896 and commissioned as a Sekonde-Lieutenant on 18 April 1896. From 1903 to 1906 he was the adjutant to ...
by Glennj
Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 2659

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Brian,

The later Generalmajor z.V. Max Hans Moritz von Prittwitz und Gaffron (1876-1956). More to follow.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer Collection, Continued
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer Collection, Continued

Still, I have never seen a Garde Officer wappen with the Beamte eagle on it. So, does this mean, that the Garde had it's own Administrative bureaucracy separate from the regular line infantry beamte organization?? I think we are at crossed purposes. The helmet I am describing with a Beamten eagle i...
by Glennj
Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer Collection, Continued
Replies: 11
Views: 2034

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer Collection, Continued

Brian, Garde Musician Officer with trichter: I don't believe it can be attributed to a "Musician Officer" as no such beast existed. The only quasi commissioned types were the two inspectors of army music who ranked as military officials and were clothed accordingly albeit with some specific musician...
by Glennj
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: Die Deutsche Artillerie
Replies: 10
Views: 3235

Re: Die Deutsche Artillerie

Received my copy a couple of days ago. A worthy addition to the series with some fantastic photography and period portraits. The text is first class as usual. Well done Herr Herr und Herr Nguyen.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hideous Captions, Hideous translations
Replies: 8
Views: 3026

Imperial German Edged Weaponry Volume 1

I was really looking for a decent overview on Prussian swords and ideally in the German language. Having not found anything that seemed suitable, this offering by Schiffer appeared to fit the bill. Imperial German Edged Weaponry, volume 1 arrived yesterday. Now, I must admit that I broke my own rule...
by Glennj
Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian General Officer Helmet ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

Re: Prussian General Officer Helmet ID

Actually, if the surname is Plessen (and that does appear to be the case), then there is really only one contender and that indeed is Generaloberst mit dem Range als Generalfeldmarschall Hans Georg Hermann v. Plessen, Generaladjutant and Kommandant of General Headquarters. The only other Plessen hol...
by Glennj
Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 2nd Guard Ulan Officer Tschapka with Musician Plume
Replies: 20
Views: 3648

Re: 2nd Guard Ulan Officer Tschapka with Musician Plume

If the plume is original to the helmet, I am wondering if it is the Tschapka of the Musikmeister who has slightly "upgraded" his own private purchase helmet. According to the 1912 regulations, the Musikmeister was for all intents and purposes dressed in commissioned officer quality uniform albeit, h...
by Glennj
Mon Oct 31, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Alsatian Dragoner
Replies: 23
Views: 5093

Re: Alsatian Dragoner

Bruno, Dr. jur. Hans Venator was born on 2 December 1889. He served with Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 14 from 1912-1918. He was commissioned from the rank of Vizewachtmeister d.R. to Leutnant d.R. on 25.09.14. He survived the war and was a city legal councillor by profession. In 1935 he was living in Wange...
by Glennj
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Alsatian Dragoner
Replies: 23
Views: 5093

Re: Alsatian Dragoner

Leutnant d.R. Dr. Hans Venator.

Regards
Glenn