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Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:14 am
by Spiker
Prussian M15 Uhlan Tschapka with cover.
Fiber body helmet with enamel painted steel top.
The cover is fastened by a series of hooks and eyes down on the side and secured to the helmet by two frontal clips and an elasticated rear.

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Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:49 am
by RON
GORGEOUS !!!

Congrats Ed! =D>

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:25 am
by Spiker
Thanks Ron, one can always count on you for a nice comment. :thumb up:

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:05 am
by 911car
Just great Ed, the Tschapka... and the picture. I wonder what the tattoo on the horse's hind leg stands for.

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:28 am
by Spiker
Thanks Bruno.
This is from the Ulanen-Regiments Hennigs v. Treffenfeld (Altmärkisches) Nr. 16.
So the brand or tattoo could be I.16, although it looks like an L
Don’t know what the I or L would stand for.

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 3:50 pm
by gunner cooper
Great example, please keep showing them.

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:57 pm
by Pickelhaube
Great Tschapka :thumb up:

Greetings

Pickelhaube

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:23 am
by Khukri
:thumb up: Tschapka !!! Great !

The brand is very interesting !

"L" ??

But: a famous Regiment !

Von Bredow's "Death Ride"[edit]

The Battle of Mars-La-Tour is also notable for one of the very last successful cavalry charges of modern warfare.[1] Harassed by French artillery each time he redeployed his forces following a French attack, his infantry reserves exhausted and fearing that his shaky left flank was about to be charged by French cavalry, General von Alvensleben sent a message to the commander of the nearby 12th Cavalry Brigade, Major-General Friedrich Wilhelm Adalbert von Bredow, demanding that he silence French General François Canrobert's artillery and forestall a French cavalry charge with one of his own.

Noting that "it will cost what it will", von Bredow took his time to organize the brigade, consisting of the 7th Cuirassiers, 19th Dragoons, and 16th Uhlans. In what would become known as "Von Bredow's Death Ride", the cavalrymen rode out from Prussian lines at 14:00, von Bredow using the terrain and gun smoke to mask movements from French observers until the very last moment. Bursting into view some 1000 meters from the French lines, the Prussian cavalry charged into and broke through the French gun lines, causing widespread panic and scattering Canrobert's soldiers in all directions. Two brigades of French cavalry attempted to counter-charge into Bredow's flank and rear, but were partially dispersed by Canrobert's infantry, who gunned down any cavalrymen they could see without discrimination.

Having silenced the French artillery, neutralized the French cavalry, and panicked the French infantry, von Bredow's brigade managed to extricate itself and withdrew to their own lines. Of the 800 horsemen who had started out, only 420 returned.[1] Among the wounded from the 12th Brigade was Lieutenant Herbert von Bismarck, son of the Prussian chancellor Otto von Bismarck

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:37 am
by Spiker
Thanks gents.

Francis ,great story ! :thumb up:

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:02 am
by Adler
OMG Ed, are you teasing us again with this excellent Tshapka???? Great piece and great history added By Francis!

Adler

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:08 am
by Spiker
Thanks Karel .

Okay no mo teasing ,I promise … :angel3:

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:26 am
by Westfront
Wow what a fantastic Tschapka and cover well done Ed :bravo:

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:59 am
by Khukri
Great picture !

Have a look at the thightly roled up lance pennant. Served as a "stopper" when entering the target.
Francis

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:47 am
by kaiser
that a nice one
great find with its correct cover both in great condition
nicely done =D>

jonas

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:25 pm
by ww1czechlegion
Congratulations on a great tschapka & field cover Ed, they are truly a great set! :bravo:

Thanks for the great history Francis, I enjoyed learning more about the regiment! =D>

Best Regards,

Alan

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:48 am
by PICKELMAX
Very nice set!

The "L" could be "landwher" as there were some Landwher Ulanen Regt.

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:58 pm
by jimturinetti
Does anyone know the connection between the 17th Hussars whose busbies bear the name Mars la Tour on their busby banners and the three cavalry regiments that participated in the battle?
Jim

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 5:04 pm
by Khukri
13. Kav. Brig., 5. Kav. Div: Hu Regt Nr 17 before 1400 Hrs
12.Kav Bde (Bredow): Kü Regt Nr 7/Ul Regt Nr 16/Dr Regt Nr 19 "Death Ride" : From 1400 on

Same day, Same battle, not in the Bredow Brigade; not in that fight: (not in the famous Totenritt "Death Ride")

Francis

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:50 pm
by jimturinetti
Thank you Francis. I appreciate the info. It is interesting that only the 17th was recognized with the Honor Banner.
Jim

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:52 pm
by b.loree
Excellent pieces Ed, Congrats! :thumb up:

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:50 am
by mauihiu
Ed,

Great stuff!

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:31 am
by Khukri
16 August 1870

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:32 am
by Khukri
The Totenrit !
Francis

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:35 am
by Khukri
Today, 145 years ago.
The Totenrit.
16 august 1870.
Francis

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:41 am
by Stosstrupp1418
Very impressive helmet congrats :bravo:

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:54 am
by joerookery
Imagekbredow by Joe Robinson, on Flickr

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:42 pm
by poniatowski
Ed, that's a nice set! Learned a lot from this thread.

:D Ron

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:53 am
by joerookery
jimturinetti wrote:Does anyone know the connection between the 17th Hussars whose busbies bear the name Mars la Tour on their busby banners and the three cavalry regiments that participated in the battle?
Jim
Wasn't that just a political move to do more placating to Brunswick?

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:44 am
by Khukri
Granted to be added to the previous battle honours in 1872. Peninsula- Sicilien- Waterloo
Francis

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:18 am
by golf19gt
hi lovely tschapka im looking to get one for my collection can anyone recomend any trusted sites to find one as i am new to these

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:05 pm
by b.loree
Age of Kings is the best US source and European dealers like Patina Militaria and Sergio Militaria, Weitze Militaria. The Europeans have them for sale all the time but they are not cheap. Welcome to the forum! :)

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2015 3:27 pm
by PICKELMAX
A Tschapka has never been and is never cheap! :wink:

About ten years ago, the problem was to find money so as to fund a Tschapka, today the problem is to find a Tschapka...

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:27 pm
by Meljean
Could the tattoo on horse have been identifying which stallion was sire?

Prussians were the ones who developed the Trakenhner horse breed, in 1732,
known for their hardiness and their intelligence. They were army remounts, and very sure footed.

Fascinating history behind the breed, almost wiped out during last days of WWII.

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

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by pointystuff
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Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:18 pm
by KAGGR#1
Great helmet
and a lot of nice feedback
excellent battle story
Thanks
Steve