Bavarian General Adjutant

J.LeBrasseur

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Their are two versions of a Bavarian Generals helmet, Silver trim is for Line Generals, Brass trim is for General Adjutants, Medical and Veterinarian Generals etc.

here is a picture of mine, Bavarian General Adjutant is on bottom with plume

James
 

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ccj

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Nice, I know for a General officer they wore silver trim on helmet, silver buttons and effects on tunic.
Here’s a photo of a Bavarian Generals tunic for a line officer.
What style collar tabs would a general-adjutant wear? I assume he may wear gold buttons but I’ve never seen photo of a general adjutant that I can recall and never have I seen a color photo of a uniform and helmet on display.

Those are superb helmets BTW

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ccj

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Nice, so the Bavarian Generaladjutant and General a la suite wore the same type litzen as the Prussian?
 

Glennj

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Hi Charles,

correct. The Saxons however, wore a unique pattern of collar embroidery.

Regards
Glenn
 

Glennj

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Assume these fellows are Generaladjutant and Staff

The King and his entourage. Just the one Generaladjutant; von Walther. The King is flanked by Generalstabsarzt der Armee Dr. Karl RItter von Seydel and War Minister Generaloberst Otto Freiherr Kreß von Kressenstein. The two officers with collar Litzen in the back row are Flügeladjutanten Otto Graf zu Castell-Castell and Wilhelm Freiherr von Leonrod.

Regards
Glenn
 

Kaisersammler

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Hello, everyone.
Unfortunately I could not log into the forum because of my holidays. Here are some details about the adjutant general. The collar and cuffs of the active generals were of red fabric with silver embroidery.
The general adjutants had gold embroidery BUT with red velvet. The red velvet appears orange in the photo. It has faded over time. I was advised against a restoration. Its success is questionable.
Attached is a photo of the armpit cord for adjutants. It was kept very dainty in Bavaria. Many years ago I was offered €2,000 by the Bavarian Army Museum. She is very rare. Weitze once had the field-grey estate of General von Leonrod for sale. It was nice to see there
 

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Kaisersammler

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The uniform in the picture Wilhelm Walther von Walderstötten is general staff. If the embroidery is silver. But if it's gold, it's War Department
 

Glennj

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The uniform in the picture Wilhelm Walther von Walderstötten is general staff. If the embroidery is silver. But if it's gold, it's War Department

I would respectfully disagree. Before the abolition of the Generals’ “Paradewaffenrock” per order 17 January 1910, the Bavarian Generaladjutanten had two different tunics with different collar insignia:

Paradewaffenrock: Bright red collar and cuffs with Golden “Stickerei” as per the tunic in your collection.

Dienstwaffenrock (service dress); Bright red collar and cuffs with Golden “Kolbenstickerei” i.e. Litzen.

Following the 17 January 1910 order, the Dienstwaffenrock was utilised as the parade dress tunic. General von Walther was only promoted to Generalleutnant (as seen in the photo I posted) on 17 December 1913 and wears the regulation uniform of a Generaladjutant of that date.

Regards
Glenn
 
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